Not Long Now!

It seems only yesterday we were all discussing the end of the 2015 F1 season. There was lots of talk about Hamilton’s win, his relationship with Rosberg and how things might work out in 2016. The office also rang with conversations about how Raikonnen performed, how Alonso must have felt after such an appalling season with McLaren and more. Those discussions soon slowed down and Christmas steam rollered across life as it always does. Then of course we have been busy getting extinguisher servicing orders and refills done for our more organised customers and all of a sudden we are just 60 odd days away from the start of the 2016 season. What will this year bring?

Drivers

In terms of drivers things look likely to stay very much the same as they were for 2015, though as we all know things can change. Most drivers are in contracts that see them keeping their seats for 2016 but there are some “TBC” drives yet to be set in stone. Paster Maldonado is rumoured to be in talks about his seat in the Renault Team and how 2016 will pan out so keep an eye on the news. The British driver Jolyon Palmer is now confirmed as the latest driver to join the F1 grid. He will be driving for the new Renault team which was the Lotus team last year. He is the first Gp2 champion to make the move since the man he is replacing, Roman Grosjean who has himself moved to Haas F1. It is always great to see young British drivers like Jolyon getting a seat so we will all be watching his progress very closely this year.

Teams

As mentioned above, Lotus F1 is no longer and the new Renault Sport team so we can look forward to some nice new livery and all the usual excitement as a new team beds in. There is also the arrival, or hopeful arrival, of the US team; Haas F1. By all accounts they have passed the FIA’s inspections and are well on the way to the grid this year. Let’s hope everything goes well as a new team is always welcome. Unusually for a new team it seems like Haas certainly have things well set up and their relationship with Ferrari will help no end in avoiding some of the pitfalls that catch out less well prepared “rookie” teams.

2016

As always we will be watching the races and the news as well as producing the fire extinguisher systems for many of the cars on the grid. Let’s hope this season will be even better than 2015, and maybe a little louder too.

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