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 ...

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 ...