Vettel: Red Bull on schedule with RB7

Newly crowned Formula 1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel has revealed that Red Bull Racing should begin testing with their 2011 car, the Adrian Newey-designed RB7, right from the very first group test at Valencia in February. In recent years the Milton Keynes-based outfit has always launched their new car quite late, but it appears the ...

Santa springs surprise at Silverstone

Father Christmas’s first stop this year was at the world famous Northamptonshire circuit, where he treated children from Silverstone Infant and Junior schools to an extra special appearance by abseiling down the spectacular new Pit and Paddock Complex, recently named the ‘Silverstone Wing’. The children were at Silverstone for their annual Christmas lunch. Shortly after ...

F1 ENGINE RULES FROM 2013

1.6-litre, four-cylinder turbos with energy recovery and fuel restrictions to replace current 2.4-litre normally aspirated V8s Fuel efficiency to increase by a target of 35% Overall power to remain same at approx 750bhp Checks and balances to ensure costs are contained and performance across all engines remains comparable Fuel to be limited by fuel-flow restrictions ...

F1 chiefs drop the ban on team orders in new rules

The controversial ban on team orders has been deleted from the Formula 1 rulebook in the latest set of changes. The rule, which forbids teams telling a driver to cede to his team-mate, came under scrutiny after Ferrari were fined for using team orders in 2010. The adoption of moveable rear wings to aid overtaking ...

Invasion of the Black and Golds: Bahar says, “Four Lotus cars on grid suits me”

Invasion of the Black and Golds: Bahar says, “Four Lotus cars on grid suits me”
Tonight F1 fans are a little confused and a little concerned as they contemplate a 2011 season with four black and gold Lotus Renault cars on the track, two owned by the Enstone based Lotus Renault GP and two – in slightly different livery – owned by Norfolk based Team Lotus. The Team Lotus entries ...

Michael Schumacher surprised with Nico Rosberg’s performance

Michael Schumacher surprised with Nico Rosberg’s performance The 7-time world champion, Michael Schumacher was surprised how his teammate, Nico Rosberg was able to outperform him during the 2010 Formula Season. The German blames the technical problems in his Mercedes for the poor season he embraced this year. The 41-year-old has returned to Formula One after ...

Group Lotus to become Renault title sponsors

The Renault team are set to become known as Lotus Renault GP next season after agreeing a title-sponsorship deal with Group Lotus that will run until 2017. Following the return of the Lotus name to Formula One in 2010, under licence from Group Lotus to Lotus Racing, the announcement marks the complete return of the ...

Formula One Special: Bernie Ecclestone’s ‘franchise’ to go green in 2013

Bernie Ecclestone and his men have sometimes been charged of running a multi-million dollar practice of burning fuel and rubber. However, the FIA has finally struck an agreement with the Formula One stakeholders for an overall greener approach towards racing. They have jointly consented for the introduction of a drastically new environment friendly engine program ...

Ecclestone under fire over watch advert

The battered face of F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone is to feature on a new advert for the Swiss watch maker Hublot following his mugging in London last month – although the decision hasn’t met with universal approval. Ecclestone’s Hublot watch was amongst items stolen when he was attacked in Knightsbridge having left his office along ...

Formula One in HD in 2011

Much to everyones supprise Bernie Ecclestone mentioned to Eddie Jordan that F1 will be going into HD next season. The problem with that is, not all the countries on the 2011 roster have the means to broadcast F1 GP’s in HD. It was a spur of the moment claim that will not be seen in ...