Di Resta intelligence should pay off, says Franchitti

Multiple IndyCar Champion Dario Franchitti is confident that cousin and Formula 1 newcomer Paul di Resta will succeed in 2011, with the DTM Champion of last year moving into the Force India team alongside Adrian Sutil. Dario Franchitti “I’m confident he will do the job,” Franchitti told the Press Association. “Now he is there he ...

‘Indian GP reason for Karthikeyan F1 return’

This year’s inaugural Indian Grand Prix is playing a crucial role in the Formula 1 comeback of Narain Karthikeyan, according to principal sponsor and car manufacturer Tata, which is India’s largest company. Karthikeyan is back in Formula 1 after a five-season absence 2011 sees Karthikeyan return to the sport for Hispania Racing after last being ...

Bahraini marshals to work at Indian GP

The Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI) has revealed that, for the country’s maiden Formula 1 Grand Prix this October, some 110 Bahraini race marshals will be recruited in order to sustain that the event runs smoothly. Construction work continues in India ahead of its first F1 race On the 20-race calendar of ...

Pirelli taking modified soft compounds to Barcelona

Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli has announced that it is in the process of transporting modified Soft and Super Soft compound tyres to the Circuit de Catalunya ahead of four days’ testing, commencing on Friday. The Barcelona test will be the teams’ last chance to trial all four Slick compounds (Hard, Medium, Soft and Super ...

Chinese Grand Prix to remain until 2017

The Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai will be staying on the Formula 1 calendar until at least 2017, it has been confirmed, with the news following much speculation that the event – which debuted in 2004 – was soon to be axed. The Shanghai International Circuit has most recently been in the news for problems ...

Bahrain Unrest

MikeGascoyne    GP2 race has been cancelled in Bahrain. Big uncertainty about testing there next week. Hope our GP2 guys get home safely

Pirellis on course to demand two stops

Pirelli’s tyres are on course to demand drivers make two stops on a regular basis in races during the forthcoming season, according to the Italian firm’s motorsport director Paul Hembrey. Formula 1’s new sole tyre supplier has deliberately developed tyres that will be more challenging for drivers to manage during the course of races in 2011 in ...

Ferrari racks up most mileage at Jerez

After Force India had toured the Valencia circuit most times at the first pre-season test of 2011, Ferrari achieved more mileage than anybody as Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso lapped the Jerez circuit some 463 times between Thursday and Sunday. Two tests now remain before the start of the campaign, in Barcelona and Sakhir. The ...

Ecclestone concerned about strife in Bahrain

Bernie Ecclestone on Tuesday refused to say the 2011 season opener in Bahrain next month will not be called off due to strife in the island Kingdom. Inspired by recent anti-government revolts in Egypt and Tunisia, thousands of pro-democracy protesters are clashing with riot police armed with tear gas and batons, and three people have ...

Pirelli to organise Option markings for Bahrain

Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli is yet to confirm how it will distinguish the two available tyre types during Grand Prix weekends this season, but insists that a system will be in place for the opening race in mid-March. Since 2007 and with four dry tyre compounds available, drivers have been obliged to use the ...