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Posted on Thursday, May 19, 2011

No blown exhaust clampdown until after Canada

May 19 (GMM) The existing regulations about off-throttle exhaust blowing will be in place for at least the next three races, according to German reports.

Auto Motor und Sport and Speed Week reveal that the technical working group will not meet to dis...

Posted on Monday, May 16, 2011

Interlagos corner changes set for 2012 race

May 16 (GMM) The controversial 'Cafe' corner at Interlagos will still be in place for the 2011 season finale in November.

Following two recent fatalities in stock car races at the fast left-hand kink, the Sao Paulo circuit has agreed to make changes ...

Posted on Wednesday, May 11, 2011

No DRS ban for Monaco 'wrong' - Barrichello

May 11 (GMM) Rubens Barrichello has scolded the FIA for refusing to ban the adjustable rear wing overtaking system DRS for the Monaco grand prix later in May.

Some teams and drivers, including Grand Prix Drivers' Association chairman Barrichello, pus...

Posted on Monday, May 9, 2011

FIA refuses to ban DRS for Monaco

May 9 (GMM) The FIA has refused to ban the adjustable rear wing overtaking system 'DRS' for the Monaco grand prix later in May.

Some teams and drivers pushed for the ban on safety grounds for the uniquely narrow and twisty street layout.

According t...

Posted on Friday, April 15, 2011

Shipping new car for Perez cost Sauber EUR 30,000

Apr.15 (GMM) In freight costs alone, Sauber spent EUR 30,000 to send a new chassis to China for Sergio Perez.

The move followed the destruction of the Mexican rookie's car in Malaysia, when an unidentified piece of heavy debris punched a hole in the ...

Posted on Monday, April 11, 2011

Track changes confirmed for Abu Dhabi, Brazil

Apr.11 (GMM) Changes to the Abu Dhabi grand prix circuit are being made, chief executive Richard Cregan has confirmed.

Last week, we reported that changes were being considered following criticism of the processional 2010 finale at Yas Marina Circuit...

Posted on Saturday, April 9, 2011

F1 drivers back moves to change Interlagos corner

Apr.9 (GMM) GPDA president Rubens Barrichello has backed efforts for a change to the Curva do Cafe corner at Brazilian grand prix venue Interlagos.

A stock car driver died after bouncing off the barriers onto the racing line there in 2007, and at Sep...

Posted on Friday, April 8, 2011

Expanded DRS use still possible in 2011 - Whiting

Apr.8 (GMM) The FIA is still not ruling out expanding the use of F1's new adjustable rear wings in 2011.

Recently, Felipe Massa said he believed the governing body was considering making the 'drag reduction system' usable by drivers on both the long ...

Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Red Bull wing flex not illegal - Whiting

Mar.30 (GMM) Charlie Whiting has dismissed fears Red Bull could fall afoul F1's rules prohibiting flexible aerodynamic components.

As was the case in 2010, the dominant team has again been accused of running a car whose front wing extremities bend to...

Posted on Monday, March 28, 2011

107pc rule to keep slow cars 'out' in 2011 - Whiting

Mar.28 (GMM) Hispania will be excluded from more grands prix in 2011 if the struggling Spanish team does not up its pace.

That is the suggestion of FIA race director Charlie Whiting, after the untested F111 car did not get within 107 per cent of the ...

Posted on Monday, March 28, 2011

FIA flags wing system tweak after China

Mar.28 (GMM) After the system's debut in Melbourne, Charlie Whiting has admitted tweaks are likely to the rules governing adjustable rear wings in 2011.

On Albert Park's pit straight, the use of the new 'drag reduction system' proved largely ineffect...

Posted on Sunday, March 27, 2011

Rivals eye Red Bull's KERS, flex, dominance

Mar.27 (GMM) On race day in Australia, the buzzword is 'mini-KERS'.

After it emerged that runaway pole sitter Sebastian Vettel nor Mark Webber used the energy-recovery system in qualifying, reports emerged that Red Bull's KERS is ultra-compact and li...