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Euan’s 2010 F1 Season Review

Red Bull – 10/10 Red Bull have had a truly triumphant season, deservedly winning both the drivers’ and constructors’ championship. They won through the combination of having two excellent drivers, albeit now almost enemies, and by having the fastest car even with its reliability issues. It is a phenomenal achievement that Red Bull have transformed themselves [...]

F1 racing to arrive in Russia

F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone has confirmed today that Russia will be a new Formula 1 venue. A contract has been signed from 2014 until 2020 for Russia to host the race. The race organizers, which appears to be the Russian government, will pay £25m for the privilege of hosting f1 racing in Russia. The contract also [...]

Heidfeld replaces de la Rosa at Sauber

Sauber have replaced driver Pedro de la Rosa with the former BMW Sauber driver and Mercedes test driver Nick Heidfeld. This comes after a raft of speculation that came out after the Italian Grand Prix. 39 year-old de la Rosa has been replaced after only scoring 6 points in 14 races this season, compared to [...]

Hispania switch things round once again

Hispania have chosen to switch round their two starting drivers for the German Grand Prix, after doing the same for the British Grand Prix. However, this time Karun Chandhok is taken out rather than Bruno Senna. Coming in will be Sakon Yamamoto, who deputised for Senna at Silverstone. Yamamoto spoke of how he was looking [...]

FIA announce 2011 rule changes including Pirelli Tyres and Adjustable Bodywork

Here are the 2011 rules and regulation changes for the 2011 F1 season announced on the official F1 site:

Tyres
Pirelli has been selected as the single tyre supplier for the FIA Formula One World Championship for a period of three years, commencing in 2011. The sole supplier will undertake to strictly respect the sporting and technical regulations implemented by the FIA.

Driver adjustable bodywork
From 2011, adjustable bodywork may be activated by the driver at any time prior to the start of the race and, for the sole purpose of improving overtaking opportunities during the race, after the driver has completed two laps. The driver may only activate the adjustable bodywork in the race when he has been notified via the control electronics that it is enabled. It will only be enabled if the driver is less than one second behind another at any of the pre-determined positions around each circuit. The system will be disabled the first time the driver uses the brakes after the system has been activated. The FIA may, after consulting all the competitors, adjust the time proximity in order to ensure the purpose of the adjustable bodywork is met.

F1 to return to U.S.

After leaving the USA three years ago, F1 will return this time in Austin, Texas. F1 was last hosted at Indianopolis in 2007 and it has been rumoured that F1 would return to the US for a number of years. It was expected that a US race would go to Monticello Motor Club in New [...]

Loose drain cover responsible for Barrichello crash

Rubens Barrichello’s spectacular crash in the Monaco Grand Prix was caused by a loose drain cover, it was revealed by F1 team Williams. After conducting a review into the crash they found that it was not a mechanical failure as first thought, but a loose drain cover coming into contact with Barrichello’s left front tyre. [...]

Agreement with Ecclestone on possibilty of F1 returning to U.S.A.

F1 could return to the USA for the first time since leaving Indianapolis in 2007. The likely destination would be New York’s Monticello track. The Chariman of the Monticello Motor Club Bill McMichael stated that “There was some agreement that Monticello could host a race”. However the circuit’s owners would need to find around $150m [...]

Button Breakdown Cause Revealed

Sunday’s Monaco Grand Prix saw the previous championship leader Jenson Button having to retire on the first lap due to a ‘cooked’ engine. It has now been revealed that this breakdown was caused by the actions, or lack of action by a member of McLaren’s mechanic team. The at-fault mechanic forgot to remove a cooling [...]

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  • Drivers Championship 2013

    1 Kimi Raikkonen 25
    2 Fernando Alonso 18
    3 Sebastian Vettel 15
    4 Felipe Massa 12
    5 Lewis Hamilton 10
    6 Mark Webber 8
    7 Adrian Sutil 6
    8 Paul Di Resta 4
    9 Jenson Button 2
    10 Romain Grosjean 1

  • Constructors Championship 2013

    1 Ferrari 30
    2 Lotus 26
    3 Red Bull 23
    4 Mercedes 10
    5 Force India 10
    6 McLaren 2
    7 Toro Rosso 0
    8 Sauber 0
    9 Williams 0
    10 Marussia 0
    11 Caterham 0