With no movement on the 2011 F1 driver market so far, it looks as though there might not be very many spaces for new drivers next year. But with a 13th team potentially being announced soon and a fresh crop of graduates from GP2 and beyond looking for a way in, we could still see … Continue reading Who will be the new F1 drivers in 2011?
The Cypher Group has withdrawn its bid to compete in the 2011 F1 championship. The American group released a statement saying: We remain completely committed to developing a credible and viable Formula One team and were able to raise a considerable amount of sponsorship and interest in recent months. However after much deliberation, we have … Continue reading Cypher Group withdraws 2011 F1 team bid
The Monaco Grand Prix has extended its contract to host a round of the Formula 1 world championship for another ten years. Bernard Ecclestone and Michel Boeri, president of the Automobile Club de Monaco, agreed the deal in London today. The news comes a few days after the race organisers rebuffed remarks by Bernie Ecclestone … Continue reading Monaco signs ten-year F1 deal
The number of wheel tethers on F1 cars will be doubled next year in a bid to improve safety. McLaren engineering director Paddy Lowe, who is a member of the Technical Working Group, explained why the steps had been taken in response to recent accidents: Tethers are a great concern to us. We had the … Continue reading Lowe explains extra wheel tethers for 2011
The Automobile Club de Monaco has played down remarks attributed to Bernie Ecclestone by some media earlier this week. Ecclestone was claimed to have said the famous round could be dropped from the world championship. A statement issued by the event organisers said: The Automobile Club de Monaco does not intend to comment on the … Continue reading Monaco unmoved by Ecclestone comments
Toro Rosso team principal Franz Tost expects to keep Sebastien Buemi and Jaime Alguersuari as his drivers for 2011. Tost said: I believe our drivers will be well prepared for 2011, which is why they are both confirmed for next year. It is also logical, because one key role of Scuderia Toro Rosso is to … Continue reading Toro Rosso to keep Sebastien Buemi and Jaime Alguersuari for 2011 (Updated)
ART Grand Prix has announced it will not pursue a place on the F1 grid in 2011, citing “unfavourable economic conditions”. The FIA is expected to announce next month who has won the 13th place in Formula 1 for 2011, taking the place of US F1. In a statement the team said:
Renault have confirmed Robert Kubica will continue to drive for them until the end of the 2012 season. Kubica said: It was a straightforward decision for me to continue with a team where I feel at home. What?óÔé¼Ôäós important for me is to be in the right atmosphere, with a good group of people, where … Continue reading Kubica extends Renault deal to 2012
The Formula One Teams’ Association’s plan to introduce adjustable rear wings has come in for fierce criticism from fans.
The F1 tyre arrangements under Pirelli in 2011 will be similar to those under Bridgestone this year. Pirelli will supply four types of dry weather tyre plus intermediate and wet weather tyres, as Bridgestone currently do. There are no changes expected in the rules under which drivers have a choice of two compounds during a … Continue reading Pirelli to supply four types of slick in 2011
The FIA’s World Motor Sports Council has announced a series of changes to the rules. These including clarifying the rule regarding the safety car which Michael Schumacher ran afoul of in the Monaco Grand Prix. And drivers will no longer be able to stop on the track after qualifying to preserve their fuel loads, as … Continue reading World Motor Sport Council clarifies rules after Schumacher and Hamilton incidents
The FIA has announced it will bring back the ‘107% rule’ in 2011. From next year drivers whose best times are more than 7% slower than the fastest time set in the first part of qualifying will not be allowed to start the race.
Pirelli have beaten off competition from Michelin to become the official F1 tyre supplier from 2011.
F1 cars will get adjustable rear wings in 2011 – but drivers will only be allowed to use them to overtake the car in front.
Carlin racing team have denied they have submitted an entry to compete in F1 next year. Racing director Trevor Carlin denied reports on some sites this morning claiming the team were gearing up for an F1 campaign in 2011: While F1 may be a long-term goal for the team, we have not submitted an application … Continue reading Carlin deny F1 team rumours
Ferrari have announced Felipe Massa will remains with the team for the next two seasons. Massa said: Throughout my entire Formula 1 career, I have always raced with an engine made in Maranello and it is a matter of pride for me to be able to continue working with a team that I regard as … Continue reading Ferrari extend Massa’s contract to 2012
When Kimi R?â?ñikk?â?Ânen announced he was taking a sabbatical from F1 to compete in the World Rally Championship I was sceptical about whether we’d ever see him back in an F1 car. Six months on with Red Bull having confirmed their driver line-up for 2011 it’s looking unlikely we’ll see the 2007 champion make a … Continue reading Will R?â?ñikk?â?Ânen return to F1? (Poll)
Mark Webber will drive for Red Bull having extended his contract with the team for 2011. He will continue to partner Sebastian Vettel, who already has a contract with the team for 2011, despite the pair differing over their collision in the Turkish Grand Prix last week.
Bernie Ecclestone has talked in recent weeks about expanding the F1 calendar to 24 races. The early signs are next year’s F1 schedule could be the longest ever – with the new Indian Grand Prix taking the championship up to 20 races for the first time.
Lola have followed Prodrive’s lead by saying they are not applying to enter an F1 team in 2011. Lola was another of the teams that submitted an entry for 2010 but was turned down in favour of other entries. They later displayed a model of the 2010 F1 car they had designed.