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Posted on Saturday, June 18, 2011

Hong Kong, Argentina, Mexico eye F1 calendar spots

Jun.18 (GMM) Hong Kong has taken its "first step" towards the formula one calendar.

That step was a F1 single seater demonstration put on by Red Bull in the Chinese city-state featuring Jaime Alguersuari.

Automobile association president Wesley Wan ...

Posted on Friday, June 17, 2011

Exhaust clampdown going ahead after London meeting

Jun.17 (GMM) The FIA is pressing ahead with its clampdown on blown exhaust technology following a meeting in London.

The technical working group met with Charlie Whiting on Thursday where, despite some controversy, the FIA delegate told teams they wi...

Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2011

McLaren hoping to benefit from blown exhaust ban

Jun.16 (GMM) McLaren is hoping the blown exhaust crackdown gives the MP4-26 a big performance boost in qualifying.

With their race pace now close, McLaren believes a big reason for its qualifying deficit is due to Red Bull's perfection of the blown e...

Posted on Sunday, June 12, 2011

Teams angry as FIA pushes ahead with exhaust ban

Jun.12 (GMM) Red Bull and Renault are angry after it emerged in Canada the FIA is pressing ahead with its clampdown on off-throttle exhaust blowing.

It had earlier been reported that the governing body might be wavering due to some teams weakening th...

Posted on Wednesday, June 1, 2011

FIA pressing ahead with new F1 spectacle

Jun.1 (GMM) Opinions are still split about F1's exciting new formula for 2011.

Six races into the season, despite Sebastian Vettel's dominance so far, voices are either applauding the spectacle or arguing that the sport has moved too far in the direc...

Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2011

FIA confirms Monaco tunnel ban for DRS

May 24 (GMM) The FIA has banned drivers from using the 'DRS' overtaking wing in the Monaco tunnel this weekend.

The in-race overtaking zone spans just 300 metres on the start-finish straight, but the rear wing system can be used by drivers anywhere e...

Posted on Saturday, May 21, 2011

HRT to 'maybe' protest Spanish GP outcome

May 21 (GMM) HRT on Saturday joined Virgin in refusing to rule out lodging a mass protest after Sunday's Spanish grand prix.

FIA technical delegate Charlie Whiting on Friday said most of the field is technically afoul the regulations at present due t...

Posted on Saturday, May 21, 2011

Exhaust saga could become F1 protest scandal

May 21 (GMM) F1 threatened to burst into a new controversy on Saturday as the FIA moves against blown exhaust diffusers.

The governing body intends to clamp down on the off-throttle blowing of exhausts within the next few races.

But Charlie Whiting,...

Posted on Saturday, May 21, 2011

Ferrari removes high wing after FIA ban

May 21 (GMM) Ferrari on Saturday morning removed its controversial high rear wing for the start of the final pre-qualifying practice session in Barcelona.

The FIA was overnight looking into the legality of the wing, whose technically 3cm higher-than-...

Posted on Saturday, May 21, 2011

Ferrari to remove high rear wing after Spain

May 21 (GMM) Ferrari will have to revert to a more conventional rear wing after Sunday's Spanish grand prix.

After Friday practice in Barcelona, Charlie Whiting admitted the FIA was considering banning the Italian team's new wing because it was too h...

Posted on Friday, May 20, 2011

Ferrari raises eyebrows with high rear wing

May 20 (GMM) The FIA late on Friday is pondering the legality of a new rear wing debuted in Barcelona practice by Ferrari.

Strictly speaking, the wing was too high, but it technically adheres to the regulations due to a loophole about additional gurn...

Posted on Friday, May 20, 2011

Teams get four-race blown exhaust reprieve

May 20 (GMM) Four races will pass before the FIA clamps down on the aggressive blowing of off-throttle exhaust gases.

That is the claim of Germany's Auto Motor und Sport, reporting that the reprieve has been extended to include Spain this weekend as ...