Twenty rounds confirmed for 2011 but the Chinese Grand Prix is “subject to the homologation of the circuit”.
Williams have announced they will supply gearboxes to fellow Cosworth users HRT in 2011.
The F1 teams have agreed the test dates for the 2011 F1 season.
Contrary to earlier reports the teams will not be testing at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimao, Portugal.
Sergio P?â?®rez has visited the Sauber factory ahead of his first test with the team next month. He said: I came here to meet my future team and also to find out where I am going to live here. I want to be very close to the factory and to spend as much time as … Continue reading P?â?®rez to drive Sauber at Yas Marina test
Mexican driver Sergio Perez will make his F1 debut for Sauber in 2011.
With many drivers staying put for 2011 the most coveted place on the grid for next year is the second Renault seat. Speculation about who might take that place has come alive in the past week with the news that team principal Eric Boullier is planning to meet with Kimi R?â?ñikk?â?Ânen. Is the 2007 world … Continue reading Should Renault sign R?â?ñikk?â?Ânen? (Poll)
Pictures: Esteban Gutierreztesting for BMW Esteban Gutierrez will be Sauber’s test and reserve driver in 2011. The Mexican driver has already worked with the team this year as an “affiliated” driver. He will also drive for the team in the end-of season rookie driver test at Abu Dbahi. He won the inaugural GP3 championship at … Continue reading Gutierrez to be Sauber test driver in 2011
Epsilon Euskadi president Joan Villadelprat says he “respects” the FIA’s decision not to grant a place to his team for 2011, but the team may yet find another way to get into F1. In an interview on the team’s website he said: First of all, I would like to say that we respect the FIA?óÔé¼Ôäós … Continue reading Epsilon Euskadi not giving up on F1
The 2011 F1 calendar has been revealed by the FIA with a record 20 races on the schedule. The Bahrain Grand Prix will be the first round of the season for the second year in a row. Meanwhile the season finale will be held at Interlagos in Brazil for the first time since 2008.
There will be no 13th team on the F1 grid in 2011. The World Motor Sport Council announced today that none of the applications met their criteria to fill the vacant place on the grid, meaning there will be a maximu mof 24 cars competing in Formula 1 next year.
Kamui Kobayashi will drive a second season for Sauber in 2011, the team has announced. But the team are yet to announce who his team mate will be. They may keep Pedro de la Rosa in the car but rumours have linked GP2 front runners Pastor Maldonado andSergio Perez to the seat.
Joan Villadelprat, president of 2011 F1 team candidates Epsilon Euskadi, has confirmed they have begun testing a wind tunnel model of the car they hope to race in Formula 1 next year. Villadelprat told the team’s website: The model was designed, CFD tests were carried out and, finally, a few weeks ago the model was … Continue reading Epsilon Euskadi begin wind tunnel tests
With no movement on the 2011 F1 driver market so far, it looks as though there might not be very many spaces for new drivers next year. But with a 13th team potentially being announced soon and a fresh crop of graduates from GP2 and beyond looking for a way in, we could still see … Continue reading Who will be the new F1 drivers in 2011?
The number of wheel tethers on F1 cars will be doubled next year in a bid to improve safety. McLaren engineering director Paddy Lowe, who is a member of the Technical Working Group, explained why the steps had been taken in response to recent accidents: Tethers are a great concern to us. We had the … Continue reading Lowe explains extra wheel tethers for 2011
ART Grand Prix has announced it will not pursue a place on the F1 grid in 2011, citing “unfavourable economic conditions”. The FIA is expected to announce next month who has won the 13th place in Formula 1 for 2011, taking the place of US F1. In a statement the team said:
The Formula One Teams’ Association’s plan to introduce adjustable rear wings has come in for fierce criticism from fans.
The F1 tyre arrangements under Pirelli in 2011 will be similar to those under Bridgestone this year. Pirelli will supply four types of dry weather tyre plus intermediate and wet weather tyres, as Bridgestone currently do. There are no changes expected in the rules under which drivers have a choice of two compounds during a … Continue reading Pirelli to supply four types of slick in 2011
Bernie Ecclestone has talked in recent weeks about expanding the F1 calendar to 24 races. The early signs are next year’s F1 schedule could be the longest ever – with the new Indian Grand Prix taking the championship up to 20 races for the first time.
Lola have followed Prodrive’s lead by saying they are not applying to enter an F1 team in 2011. Lola was another of the teams that submitted an entry for 2010 but was turned down in favour of other entries. They later displayed a model of the 2010 F1 car they had designed.
Prodrive is not applying to be the 13th team in F1 in 2011, despite having made several attempts to join in recent years. A statement issued by the team said it is focussing on competing in the World Rally Championship and sportscar racing in 2011.