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Posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2011

India not like F1's Korea shambles - Whiting

Aug.24 (GMM) Charlie Whiting has moved to allay fears that India could falter at the final hurdle in organising its inaugural formula one race.

With observers recalling last year's Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, it has been rumoured that the grand ...

Posted on Saturday, July 30, 2011

Renault concerned with FIA official's Pure move

Jul.30 (GMM) Renault Sport F1 chief Rob White has admitted "concern" about the appointment of Gilles Simon by 2014 engine supplier Pure.

After leaving Ferrari, the French engine designer moved to the FIA where his role as head of powertrain has invol...

Posted on Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Exhaust saga F1's 'biggest farce' - Lauda

Jul.13 (GMM) Niki Lauda has slammed the "farce" of the Silverstone exhaust blown saga, questioning the motivation of the governing FIA.

Throughout the British grand prix weekend, the rules about off-throttle engine exhaust blowing changed several tim...

Posted on Monday, July 11, 2011

Ferrari-powered signatures end exhaust saga for now

Jul.11 (GMM) Ferrari and Sauber brought an end to the exhaust blowing saga that marred the British grand prix weekend.

The teams rowed at Silverstone about the FIA's clampdown and how it could be equitably applied to the four engine manufacturer's di...

Posted on Saturday, July 9, 2011

Pole takes back seat to F1 blowing farce

Jul.9 (GMM) Pole position took a back seat to political machinations and so-called 'exhaust blowing' on Saturday at Silverstone.

Some commentators called the situation a farce, with team bosses storming out of meetings wearing a variety of expression...

Posted on Saturday, July 9, 2011

Horner furious as FIA withdraws exhaust concession

Jul.9 (GMM) Red Bull figures are furious ahead of qualifying after the controversial 50 per cent concession for their exhaust blowing solution was withdrawn.

Team boss Christian Horner praised the FIA's Charlie Whiting on Friday as he clashed with hi...

Posted on Thursday, July 7, 2011

Only one 'DRS' zone for British GP - Whiting

Jul.7 (GMM) There will only be a single 'DRS' overtaking zone at Silverstone this weekend.

In Canada and again at Valencia two weeks ago, there were two overtaking zones but only a single detection point -- a system that arguably worked too well in C...

Posted on Sunday, June 26, 2011

Red Bull powers ahead despite engine mapping clampdown

Jun.26 (GMM) After all the talk that the engine mapping clampdown would slow Red Bull in qualifying, Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber locked out the front row of the grid at Valencia.

The FIA's Charlie Whiting had earlier denied the banning of extrem...

Posted on Saturday, June 25, 2011

FIA's Whiting plans DRS tweak for Silverstone

Jun.25 (GMM) The FIA is considering applying a second 'activation point' for the overtaking system DRS at Silverstone in two weeks.

At Canada and again this weekend in Valencia, there are two zones in which chasing drivers can use their adjustable re...

Posted on Saturday, June 25, 2011

Whiting denies changing rules to hurt Red Bull

Jun.25 (GMM) Charlie Whiting on Friday denied the FIA's mid-season clampdown on blown exhausts is a political move aimed at slowing down the dominant Red Bulls.

"I am aware of some stories being written but to be frank with you I know it is not a pol...

Posted on Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Red Bull preparing for blown exhaust ban - Marko

Jun.22 (GMM) Red Bull's preparations for the FIA clampdown on so-called 'hot' exhaust diffuser blowing are well advanced, Dr Helmut Marko has warned.

Marko said on Austrian television Servus TV that he regards the clampdown as a move against Sebastia...

Posted on Saturday, June 18, 2011

Marko questions timing of blown exhaust clampdown

Jun.18 (GMM) Dr Helmut Marko has questioned the timing of the FIA's blown exhaust clampdown.

Charlie Whiting told the teams in London on Thursday that restrictions on the sophisticated off-throttle systems will apply as of Silverstone in July, ahead ...