Schumacher defends comeback choice

Michael Schumacher has defended his motivation for returning to Formula 1 this year, and says he still feels positive about his comeback despite suggestions that his middling form is sullying his legendary reputation. In his first year back after a three-season absence, Schumacher rarely looked like the driver who dominated the sport for much of ...

2011 to equal 40-year-old ‘most F1 champions’ record

2011 will be the first season in four decades in which no fewer than five world champions line up on the grid. Among new champion Sebastian Vettel’s rivals next season will be former title winners Jenson Button (2009), Lewis Hamilton (2008), Fernando Alonso (2005-6) and Michael Schumacher (1994-5 and 2000-4). The only previous occasion on ...

FIA Gala 2010 – F1 Season Highlights

“Bernie: The biography of Bernie Ecclestone” reviewed

This new biography of Bernie Ecclestone hit the shelves last Friday after a five-year delay in its publication. Originally planned as an “authorised” biography, Ecclestone withdrew his endorsement of the book and it is now considered ‘unauthorised’. On top of that, another new biography of F1′s 80-year-old tycoon is expected in just two months’ time. ...

Renault wants commitment from Petrov

Renault team co-owner Gerard Lopez says the squad needs to see more commitment from Vitaly Petrov before it can be confident about re-signing him for 2011. The Russian remains strong favourite for the second seat in the rebranded Lotus Renault team alongside Robert Kubica, but Lopez wants Petrov to make some changes off-track to back ...

2011 F1 Technical Regulations

Formula 1 Governing body FIA has published the full technical regulations for 2011 including the specifications of the driver-adjustable rear wings being introduced for next year. Several new rules aimed at curbing flexible bodywork have also been introduced. The controversial new driver-adjustable rear wings are explained in article 3.18: 3.18.1 – When viewed from the ...

Dates for your 2011 Formula 1 race calendar

March 13, Bahrain March 27, Australia April 10, Malaysia April 17, China May 8, Turkey May 22, Spain May 29, Monaco June 12, Canada June 26, Europe (Valencia) July 10 Great Britain July 24, Germany July 31, Hungary August 28, Belgium September 11, Italy September 25, Singapore October 9, Japan October 16, Korea October 30, ...

Kubica to contest Monte Carlo Rally

Renault driver Robert Kubica will contest the world-famous Monte Carlo Rally again next month. The Pole, who is an avid rally fan and has entered several lower-level events between grands prix in recent years, had tried to compete in Monte Carlo last year, only for his car to fail before the start. The Monte Carlo ...

Hulkenberg fights for Force India seat

Nico Hulkenberg has set his sights on Force India as he fights to stay on the Formula 1 grid for 2011. Along with Renault – which has strongly hinted that it will retain Vitaly Petrov – Force India is the only established team that has not yet announced its driver line-up for next season. Incumbents ...

Trophy time for Vettel and Red Bull

Monaco was the venue for this year’s FIA Prize Giving Gala on Friday, where FIA President Jean Todt presented Sebastian Vettel, the youngest-ever Formula One world champion with the driver’s trophy. Red Bull team principal Christian Horner collected the constructor’s trophy from Formula One Management (FOM) CEO Bernie Ecclestone, while Fernando Alonso of Ferrari and ...