NEWS ARCHIVE

30 JUNE 2011

FIA CONFIRMS 15,000RPM FOR 2014 V6 TURBOS

The FIA has today claimed that the new 1.6-litre V6 turbo engines to be introduced to GP racing in 2014, and which will rev to 15000rpm instead of the originally projected 12000rpm, will be "representative of F1."

HRT LINES UP RICCIARDO

Toro Rosso reserve driver Daniel Ricciardo, a member of the Red Bull driver programme, is expected to replace Narain Karthikeyan at HRT for the British Grand Prix.

AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL ENDORSES US GRAND PRIX

After lengthy deliberations, the Austin Texas City Council has approved plans to address the environmental impact of the race.

29 JUNE 2011

PIRELLI CONFIRMS HARD COMPOUND FOR SILVERSTONE

Pirelli will take its hard (silver) and soft (yellow) compound tyres to the British Grand Prix, meaning that Ferrari could struggle in its bid to continue being the closest rival to Red Bull Racing.

28 JUNE 2011

WILLIAMS MAKES ADDITIONS TO TECHNICAL TEAM

Williams F1 has announced two more additions to it's technical staff with Jason Somerville and Mark Gillan joining the team later this year.

FIA PONDERS DRS CHANGES

The FIA is considering modifying the DRS rules where there are double zones so that a driver cannot use DRS in the second zone if he has already used it in the first.

WHITING DISCUSSES SAFETY CAR REVISIONS

FIA race director Charlie Whiting has confirmed that there could be some revisions to the Safety Car procedure in F1 so that when races resume, lapped cars do not interfere with the front-runners. Talks followed the multiple Safety Cars during the Canadian GP.

27 JUNE 2011

RACE REPORT - ALONSO SPLITS THE RED BULLS IN VALENCIA

European GP - Race Report

26 JUNE 2011

RACE NOTES - VETTEL WINS EUROPEAN GP FROM POLE

European GP - Race Notes

SUNDAY PHOTOS

European GP - Sunday Photos

SUNDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

European GP - Sunday Press Conference

SUNDAY TEAM QUOTES

European GP - Sunday Team Quotes

RACE RESULTS

European GP - Race Results

25 JUNE 2011

QUALIFYING REPORT - RED BULL LOCKS OUT EUROPEAN GP FRONT ROW

European GP - Qualifying Report

ANALYSIS: CHARLIE WHITING TALKS ENGINE MAPS AND DIFFUSERS

Mid season two-stage changes to the regulations - engine mapping this weekend at Valencia and exhaust-blown diffusers at Silverstone - are dominating the F1 landscape. FIA Race Director and Technical Delegate Charlie Whiting makes sense of it in Spain.

SATURDAY PHOTOS

European GP - Saturday Photos

SATURDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

European GP - Saturday Press Conference

SATURDAY TEAM QUOTES

European GP - Saturday Team Quotes

QUALIFYING RESULTS

European GP - Qualifying Results

PRACTICE 3 REPORT - VETTEL GOES FASEST IN VALENCIA

European GP - Practice 3 Report

PRACTICE 3 RESULTS

European GP - Practice 3 Results

24 JUNE 2011

HORNER ON HOT AIR AND HAMILTON

Red Bull Racing currently heads the constructors championship by 69 points and the question at the moment is whether or not the engine mapping and exhaust blown diffuser directives from the FIA will alter the status quo.

PRACTICE 2 REPORT - ALONSO FASTEST IN VALENCIA

European GP - Practice 2 Report

FRIDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

European GP - Friday Press Conference

FRIDAY PHOTOS

European GP - Friday Photos

FRIDAY TEAM QUOTES

European GP - Friday Team Quotes

PRACTICE 2 RESULTS

European GP - Practice 2 Results

PRACTICE 1 REPORT - WEBBER TOPS FIRST SESSION IN VALENCIA

European GP - Practice 1 Report

PRACTICE 1 RESULTS

European GP - Practice 1 Results

23 JUNE 2011

THURSDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

European GP - Thursday Press Conference

PEREZ WILL DECIDE ON FITNESS AFTER VALENCIA'S FIRST PRACTICE

Sergio Perez will drive in the first session of free practice in Valencia before deciding on his fitness to drive in the European GP.

F1 COMMISSION WANTS V6 TURBOS FROM 2014

After a meeting of the F1 Commission in London yesterday, a proposal has been tabled for F1 to switch to 1.6-litre V6 turbo engines from 2014.

ANTI-F1 SUBSIDY LAWSUIT LODGED IN TEXAS

A lawsuit has been filed in Texas in an attempt to stop a $25m public subsidy for the US Grand Prix at the newly-built Austin circuit, scheduled for June 17 next year.

22 JUNE 2011

FRENCH LOOKING TO REVIVE GP

French premier Francois Fillon is keen to get the French GP back onto the F1 calendar and has put together an action group that includes Renault team principal Eric Boullier and Paul Ricard circuit manager Gerard Neveu.

21 JUNE 2011

OVERTAKING AT VALENCIA STILL TOUGH, SAYS BUTTON

Despite another double DRS zone in Valencia, Canadian GP winner Jenson Button is predicting that overtaking will still prove difficult in the European GP.

20 JUNE 2011

PIRELLI PREDICTS HIGH WEAR RATES IN VALENCIA

F1 tyre supplier Pirelli has predicted high wear rates in this weekend's European GP at Valencia.

17 JUNE 2011

SILVERSTONE DIFFUSER BAN IS ON

After a meeting of F1's Technical Working Group at London's Heathrow airport today, the ban on hot and cold blown diffusers will happen as from the British Grand Prix.

16 JUNE 2011

ECCLESTONE DEFENDS HAMILTON

F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone says that F1 pundits are wrong to criticise Lewis Hamilton for his racer's instinct.

15 JUNE 2011

FIA CONFIRMS FINAL CALENDAR

Following a fax vote of the FIA World Motor Sport Council, the F1 calendar for the remainder of 2011 has been ratified,

14 JUNE 2011

COUGHLAN APOLOGISES AFTER 'LIFE-CHANGING' SPYGATE

Mike Coughlan, who has begun his role as the new Williams chief engineer, says that the 2007 Ferrari/McLaren 'Spygate' saga "was life-changing."

13 JUNE 2011

NIELSEN LEAVES IN RENAULT/GENII RESTRUCTURE

Renault sporting director Steve Nielsen is to part company with the team after more than 10 years.

RACE REPORT - BUTTON WINS CANADIAN EPIC

Canadian GP - Race Report

12 JUNE 2011

RACE NOTES - BUTTON WINS DRAMATIC CANADIAN GP

Canadian GP - Race Notes

SUNDAY PHOTOS

Canadian GP - Sunday Photos

SUNDAY TEAM QUOTES

Canadian GP - Sunday Team Quotes

SUNDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Canadian GP - Sunday Press Conference

RACE RESULTS

Canadian GP - Race Results

ANALYSIS: MCLAREN RUING CANADA REAR WING CHOICE?

Given McLaren's strong Canadian GP record, there seems to be split views on whether they have made the correct downforce choice for this year's race.

HAMILTON: I STILL FEEL WE CAN WIN THIS CHAMPIONSHIP

Despite Sebastian Vettel enjoying a 58-point lead in the world championship, Lewis Hamilton has not given up the chase.

11 JUNE 2011

EXHAUST BLOWN DIFFUSERS BANNED FROM SILVERSTONE

Formula 1 teams are understood to have been told that hot and cold blown diffusers will be banned from the British Grand Prix at Silverstone onwards.

QUALIFYING REPORT - VETTEL TAKES MONTREAL POLE

Canadian GP - Qualifying Report

SATURDAY PHOTOS

Canadian GP - Saturday Photos

SATURDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Canadian GP - Saturday Press Conference

SATURDAY TEAM QUOTES

Canadian GP - Saturday Team Quotes

QUALIFYING RESULTS

Canadian GP - Qualifying Results

PRACTICE 3 REPORT - VETTEL TOPS FINAL PRACTICE IN CANADA

Canadian GP - Practice 3 Report

PRACTICE 3 RESULTS

Canadian GP - Practice 3 Results

TEAMS DEBATE STOPPAGE RULES

The anticlimactic finish to the Monaco Grand Prix has led to calls for a change to the regulations in the event of a race being red-flagged in future.

10 JUNE 2011

PRACTICE 2 REPORT - ALONSO ON TOP IN CANADA

Canadian GP - Practice 2 Report

FRIDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Canadian GP - Friday Press Conference

FRIDAY TEAM QUOTES

Canadian GP - Friday Team Quotes

FRIDAY PHOTOS

Canadian GP - Friday Photos

PRACTICE 2 RESULTS

Canadian GP - Practice 2 Results

DE LA ROSA REPLACES PEREZ FOR MONTREAL GP

Pedro de la Rosa will replace Sergio Perez in the Sauber for the rest of the weekend after the Mexican felt dizzy during the morning free practice session.

BOSS CELEBRATES 30 YEARS IN F1 WITH PHOTO RETROSPECTIVE

Hugo Boss is celebrating it's 30 years associated with McLaren by putting on a photo retrospective by famed F1 photographer Paul-Herni Cahier, open to the public this weekend.

PRACTICE 1 REPORT - ROSBERG QUICKEST IN MONTREAL; VETTEL SHUNTS

Canadian GP - Practice 1 Report

PRACTICE 1 RESULTS

Canadian GP - Practice 1 Results

BAHRAIN ABANDONS 2011 HOPES

The Bahrain GP will definitely not go ahead in 2011.

9 JUNE 2011

THURSDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Canadian GP - Thursday Press Conference

PROBLEMS FOR AUSTIN GP?

ESPN has reported that the USGP project could stumble if it does not receive the full support of Austin City Council.

HAMILTON ESCAPES MONACO SANCTION

Lewis Hamilton has escaped further sanction over his frustration-led post-Monaco outbursts

PEREZ PASSED FIT

Sergio Perez has been passed fit to race in the Canadian GP. The Sauber drive has been examined by FIA medical delegate Jean Charles Piette and track medics at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal.

ECCLESTONE THINKS BAHRAIN GP WILL NOT HAPPEN

F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone has said that despite the FIA World Motor Sport Council's vote last Friday to reschedule the Bahrain Grand Prix in October, the race is unlikely to take place this year.

8 JUNE 2011

DOUBTS MOUNT OVER RENAULT

The long term commitment of Renault to F1 is starting to look shaky with FIA president Jean Todt reportedly confirming in an interview that be believes the company will withdraw if the small capacity turbo engines are not adopted in 2013.

6 JUNE 2011

MONTREAL: SAME TYRES, DIFFERENT EXPECTATIONS

This weekend's Canadian GP, round 7 of the F1 world championship, will again see Pirelli's soft and supersoft compound tyres in use, but very different wear patterns to Monaco are predicted.

LOTUS RENAULT IN THE BLACK

Lotus Renault GP will be able to race at the Canadian GP with unchanged livery after concerns that a colour scheme arguably based on the JPS Lotus cars of the seventies and eighties would contravene Canadian anti-tobacco legislation.

5 JUNE 2011

WEBBER CRITICAL OF BAHRAIN REINSTATEMENT

Red Bull driver Mark Webber spoken out about his disappointment that the Bahrain Grand Prix has been reinstated on the F1 calendar at the end of October.

3 JUNE 2011

FIA GIVES BAHRAIN OCTOBER 30 SLOT

The FIA has voted in favour of reinstating the Bahrain Grand Prix, which will now take place on October 30, the date initially slated for the inaugural Indian GP.

WORLD COUNCIL DECISIONS

At the FIA World Council meetings in Barcelona today, a number of decisions were taken concerning Formula One.

2 JUNE 2011

PRE-MONTREAL EXAMINATION FOR PEREZ

Sergio Perez will be examined by FIA doctor Gary Hartstein in Montreal next week before hopefully being given the green light to drive in the Canadian GP.

VIRGIN SPLITS WITH WIRTH

Following a board meeting post-Monaco, Marussia Virgin Racing has halted its technical collaboration with Wirth Racing Technologies and boss Nick Wirth, the designer of the Virgin race chassis.

FERNANDES TO BUY INTO WEST HAM?

Team Lotus boss Tony Fernandes has revealed on Twitter that he has put in a bid for English soccer club West Ham United.

1 JUNE 2011

ANAYSIS: TIME FOR ACTION AT MONACO?

Resurfacing work at Monaco has been cited as a potential contributory factor in the accidents that occurred coming out of the tunnel and under braking for the harbour front chicane during the grand prix weekend.

MONACO WAS BITTERSWEET FOR WILLIAMS

Williams scored its first points of 2011 with Rubens Barrichello's ninth place in Monte Carlo, but technical director Sam Michael admitted that the team was disappointed that the result was not stronger.