Williams rookie Lance Stroll’s debut in Formula One testing at Barcelona didn’t exactly go to plan. On his first day in the FW40 he spun into the gravel after just 12 laps, costing his team the rest of the day. His second day was more successful, with 99 laps completed, but it would also end early. He crashed into the barrier on his 100th lap of the day. His misadventures cost the team an entire day’s running that they desperately needed.
Preseason testing began at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya this morning, marking an end to the winter break. Formula One fans rejoiced as they had their first opportunity to see the 2017 cars on track. While lap times cannot be taken at face value alone, we can take some insight from today’s running. Here is a team-by-team evaluation: Continue reading “The Barcelona Test: Day One Recap”
I have ranked the ten cars contesting the 2017 F1 championship from worst to best below. The rankings take only livery and car shape into account, and are purely for fun. Drop your top ten in the comments or tweet me @kevinbossonf1.
Williams released their FW40 on Saturday online. They had presented computer renderings on the 17th, and the final product ended up pretty similar to those. The car appears to be an evolution of the 2014-16 cars updated to this year’s regulations: