Button targets podium in home Grand Prix

Next weekend’s British Grand Prix will be the twelfth for Jenson Button, although the 2009 World Champion is yet to record a rostrum result in his home race. After debuting for Williams eleven years ago, Button’s best Silverstone finishes to date are his fourth place results for BAR and McLaren in 2004 and 2010, respectively. ...

Pirelli considers qualifying tyre for 2012

A quicker tyre for qualifying is one of the ideas Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli is discussing ahead of the 2012 season. Another suggestion from Paul Hembery, the company’s Motorsport Director, is to take three Slick compounds to each race. “We are already thinking about next season now and see where the weaknesses are in ...

Mosley hits out at decision to reinstate Bahrain

Former FIA President Max Mosley has taken the same stance as Red Bull driver Mark Webber over the restored Bahrain Grand Prix, claiming the decision to set a new date for the event is a ‘mistake’. A unanimous vote at a World Motor Sport Council gathering on Friday resulted in the race being rescheduled for ...

FIA reveals 21-race calendar for 2012

Formula 1 governing body the FIA has released the first draft of the 2012 race calendar, following a World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) meeting in Barcelona on Friday. The calendar features a number of notable changes, not least that it increases in length once again to 21 races. Beginning in Bahrain and ending in Brazil ...

Mark Webber Not Happy With Bahrain Decision

Mark Webber Not Happy With Bahrain Decision
Mark’s thoughts on yesterday’s announcement to reschedule the 2011 Bahrain Grand Prix “My opinion is unchanged since I was first asked about this in late February. Even though a decision has been made, I’ll be highly surprised if the Bahrain Grand Prix goes ahead this year.” Mark Webber not happy with FIA decision Photo by: ...