Jenson: Williams and Sauber are faster

Jenson Button suggesting maybe even Williams and Sauber have more pace than McLaren at the moment let alone Red Bull Ferrari and Lotus

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 ...

Lotus to start 2011 season without KERS

Lotus has not changed its mind about running a KERS system in 2011. In May this year, team boss Tony Fernandes said the Norfolk-based team had “good reasons” to build the 2010 car’s successor without the energy recovery technology. Another new feature of the technical rules for 2011 is an adjustable rear wing to help ...

Proton confirms talks for partial Renault F1 takeover

Proton intends to push ahead with a partial takeover of the Enstone based Formula One team Renault. Previously, it was believed the Malaysian carmaker was only in talks over a potential title sponsorship, with Renault F1 to be renamed after the Proton-owned British sports car maker Group Lotus. But Datuk Syed Zainal Abidin Syed Mohamed ...

Mosley: Race calendar becoming too long for F1

A 20-race calendar is too long for Formula One, according to former FIA president Max Mosley. 2010’s tally of 19 races was the equal-biggest in the history of the sport, and next year the rally is growing to twenty rounds. The USA and Russia are set to join possibly more additional grands prix in the ...

Di Resta better than champion Vettel – Franchitti

Paul di Resta is even better than F1’s new world champion Sebastian Vettel. That is the claim of triple Indycar title winner Dario Franchitti, who is Scot di Resta’s cousin.  Di Resta, 24, is on the cusp of his Formula One debut, having secured the 2010 DTM title and forged a strong link with Force ...

Glock rules out Virgin departure

Timo Glock says he is “100% certain” that he is staying at Virgin for a second season, adding that the team has only held off from officially confirming him as it wants to announce its two 2011 drivers together. The German, who joined the start-up Formula 1 squad from manufacturer giant Toyota last winter, signed a multi-year contract ...

Lotus season review

Lotus was the big success story among the three new teams this year. It was the pacesetter in its group virtually all season, wrapped up the critical 10th place in the constructors’ standings, and snapped at the midfielders’ heels on several occasions. Having secured Renault engines, Red Bull transmission systems and some handy new technical ...

2011 F1 drivers and teams Confirmed

The FIA released the teams and drives that have been confirmed for the 2011 season: No. Driver Team Constructor 1 2 Sebastian VETTEL (DEU) Mark WEBBER (AUS) RED BULL RACING (AUT) Red Bull Racing Renault 3 4 Lewis HAMILTON (GBR) Jenson BUTTON (GBR) VODAFONE MCLAREN MERCEDES (GBR) McLaren Mercedes 5 6 Fernando ALONSO (ESP) Felipe MASSA ...