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Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2011

A1-Ring return chances 'more than minor' - Mateschitz

Mar.24 (GMM) Dietrich Mateschitz has played down the likelihood of Austria returning to the formula one calendar any time soon.

The Red Bull boss has rebuilt the previously demolished A1-Ring, which has been renamed 'Red Bull Ring' and approved for F...

Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Green light for 2011 China race

Mar.23 (GMM) China's Shanghai circuit has received the green light for its 2011 race.

The April event was originally given only a provisional date on this year's calendar, pending an FIA inspection to approve improvement works at the seven-year-old v...

Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Overtaking wing system not confusing - Whiting

Mar.16 (GMM) The FIA insists the new adjustable rear wing systems and their deployment in 2011 will not confuse spectators.

When it emerged this week that the zones at which the gap between duelling cars will be measured will differ throughout the F1...

Posted on Monday, March 14, 2011

Q & A with Rubens Barrichello

Q: How has the preseason build up been for you? Rubens Barrichello: This is my second year with the team and we are in much better shape than we were this time last year. Everything has been prepared well and the team are doing a really good job getting everything ready in time for Melbourne. Q: How does the FW33 compare to last year’s car? RB: I think we are better on performance than last year. The car is a different animal though so there […]

Posted on Monday, March 14, 2011

Vettel says Melbourne overtaking zone confusing

Mar.14 (GMM) Drivers will be allowed to activate their adjustable rear wings on the pit straight during next weekend's Australian grand prix.

The overtaking zone for the Albert Park track was formally decided during a recent F1 team meeting with the ...

Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2011

Barrichello: Moveable wing a concern

Rubens Barrichello remains concerned that the moveable rear wing could cause a safety issue if it can be used indiscriminately in practice and qualifying.The Grand Prix Drivers' Association (GPDA) and the FIA discussed issues arising from the new-for-2...

Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2011

Pirelli to supply 'extra hard' tyre in Turkey

Mar.10 (GMM) Pirelli is working on a fifth tyre compound to use in 2011.

Germany's Auto Motor und Sport reports that the 'extra hard' compound is designed initially to cope with the additional demands of Turkey's famous Turn 8 in May.

Until now, the...

Posted on Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Drivers keen to help Pirelli react

Formula 1 drivers have told the FIA that they want Pirelli to 'react' to the degradation issues that have been prevalent throughout winter testing - but have also vowed to do everything they can to help the Italian tyre manufacturer improve the situati...

Posted on Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Q and A: Rosberg on Mercedes's upgrades

After admitting to needing a second to fight on top, Mercedes introduced some of its final upgrades in today's test at Barcelona, and they left Nico Rosberg upbeat about the progress made.The German talked to the press after his first taste of the new ...

Posted on Wednesday, March 9, 2011

GPDA to discuss moveable wing

The Grand Prix Drivers' Association (GPDA) is to meet with the FIA in Barcelona on Wednesday evening, AUTOSPORT has learned, to talk through any concerns they have about Formula 1's latest rules - including moveable rear wings.With only a few weeks lef...

Posted on Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Safety Car! Safety Car!

The safety car is the 25th car of the Formula One grid, but what does it do exactly?

Posted on Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Whiting happy with India track after inspection

Feb.15 (GMM) Construction of the Indian grand prix venue near Delhi is reportedly ahead of schedule.

FIA race director Charlie Whiting inspected the bespoke Jaypee circuit in the Uttar Pradesh state on Monday, the local body Federation of Motor Sport...