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No New Team for Next Year

At today’s meeting in Paris the fate of the 13th grid slot was decided in three sentences. “Following the press release of 19 March 2010 calling for expressions of interest to participate in the 2011 and 2012 seasons of the FIA Formula One World Championship, a number of interested parties expressed their interest.  It was [...]

20 Races for 2011

At today’s meeting of the World Motor Sport Council in Paris, the provisional calender for the 2011 season was made public. The addition of India takes the season to the highest number of races ever in the history. The F1 season will now run from mid-March to the end of November. The season is fundamentally [...]

Donington regains race licence

After being mismanaged during an attempt to host the British Grand Prix, Donington Park has been granted a new race licence after inspections by the sport’s governing bodies. FIA and Motorsport Association representatives visited the circuit yesterday and agreed that the track had been improved to the point where it could host both national and [...]

Good Riddance to USF1

This sorry saga is finally over. During the extraordinary hearing that was held in Geneva on 23 June 2010, the Judging Body of the World Motor Sport Council examined, in application of the new disciplinary procedure adopted at the beginning of 2010, the failure of the USF1 Team to take part in the 2010 FIA [...]

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.

The Rules of Overtaking

Overtaking, every single time a survey of F1 fans is taken it features at the top of the list. In 2010 we actually have more overtaking, but who’d have believed it. The statisticians will tell you that the Chinese Grand Prix had more overtaking than any other race in years. Sounds great until you realise [...]

What’s to be done?

It’s been over a week now since the snoozefest that was the season opener at Bahrain. Now we’ve all had a chance to digest the race and the reaction from the paddock to it, we have to ask what will happen next. The race was unexciting. It’s very simple in that regard. There was no [...]

McLaren’s Wing Is Legal

McLaren’s rear wing design which is thought to give them a straight line speed advantage of 6km/h has been declared legal by the FIA. FIA technical delegate Charlie Whiting is understood to have seen the design and to be happy with it. All 12 teams in Bahrain have had there cars inspected and passed fit ahead of [...]

McLaren Have Second Wing Package Just In Case…

McLaren have a second package available in Bahrain, should the FIA deem their rear wing to be illegal. McLaren’s managing director Jonathan Neale has stated that he is confident their car will be given the all clear, but they are leaving nothing to chance, so have taken an extra rear wing package to Bahrain. “We’re [...]

Pre-Season Post Mortem

With less than a week until first practise in Bahrain, we come to the end of one of the most eventful off season periods that anyone can remember. 12 months ago it was a shock that Honda had pulled out of F1, now we’re down to two major car manufacturers actually participating in the championship. [...]

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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