2016 F1

Bahrain GP: Technical Report – FP3/Qualifying

Bahrain GP: Technical Report - FP3/Qualifying

Bahrain GP: Technical Report – FP3/Qualifying

Technical Delegate’s Report – During the third free practice session:

The tyre starting pressures of car numbers 44, 06, 05, 19, 77, 03, 26, 27, 20, 30, 33, 55, 09, 12, 47, 22, 94, 88, 08 and 21 during P3 were checked.

The instantaneous fuel flow of car numbers 44, 06, 05, 07, 19, 77, 03, 26, 27, 11, 20, 30, 33, 55, 12, 47, 22, 94, 88, 08 and 21 was checked.

Before the qualifying practice session:

It was confirmed for all cars that the gear ratios used during the remainder of this Event belong to the gear ratios declared to the FIA technical delegate at or before the first Event of the 2016 Championship.

The thickness of the brake discs of all cars taking part in the qualifying session was checked.

Car NoDriverTeam
8Romain GrosjeanHaas F1
3.Daniel RicciardoRed Bull
5.Sebastian VettelFerrari
6. Nico Rosberg Mercedes
7.Kimi RaikkonenFerrari
9.Marcus EricssonSauber
11.Sergio PerezForce India
12.Felipe NasrSauber
14.Fernando AlonsoMcLaren
19.Felipe Massa Williams
20.Kevin MagnussenRenault
21.Esteban GutierrezHaas F1
22.Jenson ButtonMcLaren
26.Daniil KvyatRed Bull
27.Nico Hulkenberg Force India
30.Jolyon PalmerRenault
33.Max VerstappenToro Rosso
44. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
58.Carlos Sainz JnrToro Rosso
77.Valtteri BottasWilliams
88.Rio HaryantoManor
94Pascal WehrleinManor

During the qualifying practice session:

Car numbers 03, 26, 11, 30 and 12 were weighed.

The weight distribution was checked on car numbers 03, 26, 11, 30 and 12.

The tyre starting pressures of all cars during the qualifying sessions were checked.

A fuel sample was taken from car number 94.

After the qualifying session:

Car numbers 44, 06, 05, 07, 19, 77, 03 and 27 were weighed.

Car numbers 44, 06, 05, 07, 19, 77, 03 and 27 were checked for the following:

1) Bodywork around the front wheels
2) Front wing height and overhang
3) Rear wing height and overhang
4) Front and rear wing width
5) Rear wing configuration
6) Rear bodywork area
7) Rear winglet height
8) Stepped bottom
9) Diffuser height
10) Diffuser width
11) Overall height
12) Overall width

The chassis identification transponders have been confirmed for car numbers 44, 06, 07, 19, 77 and 03.

The profile of the prescribed front wing section in Article 3.7.3 of the 2016 Formula One Technical Regulations were checked on car numbers 44, 06, 05, 07, 19, 77, 03 and 27.

The minimum distance between the adjacent rear wing sections at any longitudinal vertical plane was checked on car numbers 44, 06, 05, 07, 19, 77, 03 and 27.

It was confirmed for car numbers 44, 06, 05, 07, 19, 77, 03 and 27 that any vertical cross section of
bodywork normal to the car centre line and situated in the volumes defined in Article 3.8.4 form one
tangent continuous curve on its external surface with a radius no less than 75mm.

The concave radius of sections of the two rear wing elements which are in contact with the external air stream was checked on car numbers 44, 06, 05, 07, 19, 77, 03 and 27.

A front floor deflection test was carried on car numbers 44, 03 and 27.

The front and rear brake air duct dimensions were checked on car numbers 44, 06, 05, 07, 19, 77, 03 and 27.

The front and rear suspension system was checked on car numbers 44, 03 and 27.

The brake system was checked on car numbers 44, 03 and 27.

The units locking status was checked on all cars.

The session type has been confirmed for all cars.

Software version checks have been carried out on all cars.

Torque sensor software version checks have been carried out on all cars.

Torque sensor calibration checksums were checked on all cars.

Chassis FIA checksum was checked on all cars taking part in the qualifying sessions.

Gear shift data checks have been carried out for car numbers 05, 07, 20 and 30.

The torque coordinator demands were checked on car numbers 44, 05, 77 and 03.

The torque control was checked on car numbers 44, 05, 77 and 03.

The rear brakes pressure control was checked on car numbers 44, 05, 77 and 03.

The ES state of charge on-track limits were checked on car numbers 44, 07, 77, 26, 27, 33, 09, 47
and 21.

The lap energy release and recovery limits were checked on car numbers 44, 07, 77, 26, 27, 33, 09,
47 and 21.

The maximum MGU-K torque was checked on car numbers 44, 07, 77, 26, 27, 33, 09, 47 and 21.

The maximum MGU-K speed was checked on car numbers 44, 07, 77, 26, 27, 33, 09, 47 and 21.

The MGU-K power limits were checked on car numbers 44, 07, 77, 26, 27, 33, 09, 47 and 21.

The maximum MGU-H speed was checked on car numbers 44, 07, 77, 26, 27, 33, 09, 47 and 21.

The radio communication during the qualifying sessions was checked for all cars.

It was checked that all cars did not exceed 15000 rpm during the qualifying practice session.

The fuel pressure of all cars during the qualifying session was checked.

The logged pressure within the engine cooling system during the qualifying session was checked on all cars.

The tyres used by all drivers during the sessions today have been checked.

The instantaneous fuel flow of all cars was checked.

The fuel system pressures of car numbers 44, 06, 05, 77, 03, 27, 30, 55, 09, 88 and 08 was checked.

Fuel samples were taken from car numbers 44, 05, 03 and 27.

All the fuel samples have been checked for density and analysed by gas chromatography.

The results of fuel analyses show that the fuels were the same as ones, which had been approved for use by the relevant competitors prior to the Event.

Further the density change of the fuel samples taken today was within the permitted limits.

The following software versions have been used by the teams during the qualifying sessions:

Team FIA Standard ECU system version

Mercedes – SR809
Ferrari – SR810
Williams – SR809
Red Bull – SR809
Force India – SR809
Renault – SR809
Toro Rosso – SR810
Sauber – SR810
McLaren – SR810
Manor – SR809
Haas – SR810

All the above items were found to be in conformity with the 2016 FIA Formula One Technical Regulations.

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