I joined Peter windsor via phone to review the changes to the cars at the end of the second day of testing. My section commences at 49 minutes, although I suggest you enjoy watching the entire episode.
As Formula 1 runs its first in-season test in the Pirelli era, we are delighted to be joined live on-line by Paul Hembery, Director of Motorsport for Pirelli. No stranger to The Flying Lap – or to New Media – Paul is respected up and down the pit lane not only for his knowledge and managerial skill but also for his obvious passion for the sport. We’ll be talking to Paul about the season so far and about one of the key characteristics of the first four races – the relatively small “operating window” of the Pirelli compound combinations; and we’ll be looking at all the latest trends from the Mugello test, where most of the F1 teams and top drivers are running. We also spoke to Sahara Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg shortly before he left home for Day Three in Mugello. Nico reflects on his first four races with the team, the current standing of the VJM05-Mercedes and his prospects in the upcoming Spanish and Monaco Grands Prix. Our third guest, also joining us on-line, is Davide Valsecchi, the talented young Italian driver who has just made history by winning three GP2 races in a row.