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Posted on Sunday, May 26, 2013

Angry Raikkonen hits out at 'stupid' Perez

An angry Kimi Raikkonen says Sergio Perez has 'no idea what he's talking about' following their collision during the Monaco Grand Prix. Raikkonen and Perez were battling over fifth place but made contact during the final stages of the race. The contact dropped Raikkonen out of the points, but he recovered to finish in tenth place. Perez retired from brake issues sustained in the collision. "It was a really disappointing day. Because of one stupid move from Sergio we’ve lost a lot of points to […]

Posted on Monday, April 8, 2013

Marussia pinning hopes on European upgrades

Marussia team principal John Booth says that his team will be bringing major upgrades once the sport returns to Europe. Marussia has recorded a best finish of thirteenth this season with Jules Bianchi narrowly missing out on making Q2 in Malaysia. Bianchi realistic despite positive start Booth says that while the MR02 will feature updates in China this weekend, bigger upgrades won't be fitted until the European stint of the season "While we would not call the upgrades we have for this race comprehensive, they […]

Posted on Saturday, May 12, 2012

Vettel: Ferrari 'dangerous' with new B car

Ferrari's heavily upgraded F2012 has caught the eye of reigning world champion and last-start winner Sebastian Vettel. The famous Italian team and its lead driver Fernando Alonso have tried to play down the improvements made to the recently struggling red car. "It was good acting," said Brazilian newspaper O Estado de S.Paulo's correspondent Livio Oricchio on Friday. "The truth is that Ferrari have debuted a new car. Almost everything is different." Red Bull's Vettel has spotted the same thing. "If you ask me, Ferrari are […]

Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2011

2012 FIA regulations highlights with James Allison - Part II

Following the announcement of the FIA’s 2012 season Technical and Sporting Regulations, Lotus Renault GP’s Technical Director James Allison explained the key changes we can expect to see in 2012. Part II is featured below. Part I is available here. Suspension Suspension members (wishbones/trackrods etc) are bound by strict aerodynamic limitations (limited chord, symmetrical section, maximum incidence angles etc). This is not true of the uprights which hold the wheel on to the suspension. Their design has always been free. There existed a possibility (albeit […]

Posted on Sunday, October 9, 2011

Simple solution keeps heat in Red Bull tyres

Oct.9 (GMM) Red Bull is using a simple yet clever solution to heat the tyres and brakes before Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber pull out of the pits.

In 2005, the FIA banned systems like one used by Toyota that heat the inside of the wheel rims.

But...

Posted on Friday, May 6, 2011

Ferrari moving closer to flexible wing debut

May 6 (GMM) Ferrari tested a Red Bull-like flexible front wing last week but will not introduce it this weekend in Turkey.

It has emerged ahead of the Turkish grand prix that the Italian team tried the new wing in test driver Jules Bianchi's hands du...

Posted on Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Vairano test shows Ferrari back on track - report

May 3 (GMM) Ferrari is reportedly on the road to recovery after getting to the bottom of a wind tunnel problem that has affected development of the 2011 car.

It had been reported that a calibration problem with the team's Maranello tunnel had forced ...

Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Michael admits Williams role in doubt

Apr.19 (GMM) Sam Michael has admitted he could lose his job as Williams restructures following the famous British team's worst start to a season since 1979.

In China last weekend for the third round of the 2011 championship, the Oxfordshire based tea...

Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Ferrari F150 – Front brakes

Ferrari F150 front brake ducts are inclined downwards to receive air coming under the front wing’s flaps. Additionally the inlet is divided into two openings, one large to feed the brake disc with fresh air and another one smaller to cool down the rest brake components (pads). Other teams, for instance Red Bull and Sauber, prefer to run twin ducts instead of one. The winglet behind the duct helps to reduce turbulence inside the wheel profile. Lastly all the braking components are enclosed inside a […]

Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Lotus Renault R31 – Front brake ducts

Two front brake ducts regarding size and shape were tested during winter testing . One small and one boxy and larger . However the new front wing launched in Barcelona ( February test ) was only used with the small ducts while the old with both specs.

Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2011

Mercedes update 'will hit target'

Mercedes GP is bullish that the definitive upgrade package that will be fitted to its car for the final two days of Barcelona testing will be enough to lift it back into contention for race wins this year.The parts - which include a new front wing, rev...

Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2011

Better mood at Mercedes as new package arrives

Mar.10 (GMM) Nico Rosberg sounded more confident after testing some of Mercedes' upgrade package for the start of the 2011 season.

Team figures had said the W02 is a second off the leading pace, insisting however that the launch model was "basic" and...