NEWS ARCHIVE

31 AUGUST 2011

FIA ISSUES 2012 CALENDAR

The FIA has issued the 2012 Formula One calendar. Absent is the Turkish Grand Prix, and as expected, the US Grand Prix in Austin has been moved to a November date.

GORDON MURRAY TO WORK WITH GROUP LOTUS

Renowned F1 and automotive designer Gordon Murray has joined Group Lotus as a member of its Advisory Council, to advise on future development.

30 AUGUST 2011

ANALYSIS: LOOKING AT THE NUMBERS FROM SPA

If Red Bull Racing's Belgian GP performance was compromised slightly by tyre safety concerns, you wouldn't have known.

29 AUGUST 2011

RACE REPORT - DRAMATIC SPA 1-2 FOR RED BULL

Belgian GP - Race Report

ADRIAN NEWEY: ONE OF THE SCARIEST RACES I'VE BEEN INVOLVED IN

Red Bull Racing scored a fine 1-2 in the Belgian GP but that is far from the full story. Technical director Adrian Newey had moist eyes as he sat on his pit wall stool taking it all in. He was a very relieved man...

28 AUGUST 2011

KUBICA UNDERGOES SUCCESSFUL ELBOW SURGERY

Robert Kubica took one step closer to returning to F1 when he underwent the last scheduled operation on his elbow today.

SUNDAY PHOTOS

Belgian GP - Sunday Photos

SUNDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Belgian GP - Sunday Press Conference

SUNDAY TEAM QUOTES

Belgian GP - Sunday Team Quotes

RACE RESULTS

Belgian GP - Race Results

RACE NOTES - RED BULL 1-2 AS VETTEL WINS AT SPA

Belgian GP - Race Notes

TORO ROSSO TO TRY VERGNE

Red Bull young driver programme protege Jean-Eric Vergne is set to be given the chance to drive a Toro Rosso during friday practice sessions later this season.

GROSJEAN WINS GP2 TITLE

Romain Grosjean has clinched the 2011 GP2 championship with his third place finish in Saturday's race.

27 AUGUST 2011

QUALIFYING REPORT - VETTEL CLAIMS SPA POLE

Belgian GP - Qualifying Report

SATURDAY PHOTOS

Belgian GP - Saturday Photos

GRID PENALTY FOR MALDONADO; HAMILTON REPRIMANDED

Pastor Maldonado has been given a five-place grid penalty and Lewis Hamilton a reprimand after their bout of 'afters' at the end of Q2 at Spa.

SATURDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Belgian GP - Saturday Press Conference

SATURDAY TEAM QUOTES

Belgian GP - Saturday Team Quotes

QUALIFYING RESULTS

Belgian GP - Qualifying Results

PRACTICE 3 REPORT - WEBBER TOPS FINAL PRACTICE AT SPA

Belgian GP - Practice 3 Report

PRACTICE 3 RESULTS

Belgian GP - Practice 3 Results

INTERVIEW: ERIC BOULLIER

One of the more bizarre features of the opening day at Spa was the sight of Bruno Senna in the Lotus Renault GP car with the displaced Nick Heidfeld still in the paddock wearing team kit. Team principal Eric Boullier answered media questions on recent developments within the team.

NEW DEAL FOR BIRTHDAY BOY WEBBER

Mark Webber has signed an extension of his Red Bull contract that will see him partner Sebastian Vettel for a fourth consecutive year.

26 AUGUST 2011

PRACTICE 2 REPORT - WEBBER FASTEST AT SPA

Belgian GP - Practice 2 Report

FRIDAY PHOTOS

Belgian GP - Friday Photos

FRIDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Belgian GP - Friday Press Conference

FRIDAY TEAM QUOTES

Belgian GP - Friday Team Quotes

PRACTICE 2 RESULTS

Belgian GP - Practice 2 Results

PRACTICE 1 REPORT - MERCEDES QUICKEST IN MIXED SPA SESSION

Belgian GP - Practice 1 Report

PRACTICE 1 RESULTS

Belgian GP - Practice 1 Results

HEIDFELD TAKES LEGAL ACTION

Nick Heidfeld is taking legal action in the High Court in London in a bid to get himself back into a Lotus Renault GP cockpit in time for the Singapore Grand Prix.

25 AUGUST 2011

WARWICK CONFIRMED AS BRDC PRESIDENT

Derek Warwick has been elected president of the British Racing Drivers Club, succeeding Damon Hill.

THURSDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Belgian GP - Thursday Press Conference

DRIVERS BACK SPA

Formula 1's drivers gave Spa huge support amid suggestions that, in future years, the famous Belgian circuit may only play host to a grand prix every other year, for financial reasons.

SENNA CONFIRMED FOR MONZA

Bruno Senna has confirmed that he will race for Lotus Renault GP in both this weekend's Belgian GP at Spa and in the Italian GP at Monza.

24 AUGUST 2011

RENAULT CONFIRMS SENNA

Renault has issued a press release this afternoon confirming that Bruno Senna will drive for the team in Beglium, replacing Nick Heidfeld.

SENNA TO REPLACE HEIDFELD?

Nick Heidfeld's seat at Renault is in doubt, as speculation continues to grow that Bruno Senna will take his place starting this weekend in Belgium.

23 AUGUST 2011

AUSTIN TRACK CONSTRUCTION STALLED?

In recent days there have been rumours that the Circuit of the Americas, which is to hold the US Grand Prix next year, has halted construction.

CRUISE TRIES HIS HAND IN RED BULL

It has emerged that film star Tom Cruise satisfied his ambition to drive a Formula 1 car when he drove a Red Bull in a closed test at Willow Springs, California.

22 AUGUST 2011

SCHUMACHER CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY

As F1 returns from its summer break and heads for Spa Francorchamps this weekend for round 12 of the championship, Michael Schumacher will celebrate the 20th anniversary of his F1 debut at the classic circuit in 1991.

15 AUGUST 2011

SCHUMACHER REJECTS EARLY QUIT THOUGHTS

Michael Schumacher has denied any thoughts of hanging up his helmet before the end of his current Mercedes contract running to the end of 2012.

12 AUGUST 2011

AUSTIN WELCOMES NOVEMBER DATE CHANGE

Organisers of next year's US Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, have welcomed Bernie Ecclestone's confirmation that he plans a November 18 race, rather than the initial June date.

11 AUGUST 2011

ECCLESTONE SPEAKS OUT ON UK RIOTS

Bernie Ecclestone has said that it will send out a "terrible message" if a number of Premier League soccer fixtures are cancelled this weekend due to rioting in England.

10 AUGUST 2011

SCHUMACHER CONSIDERING HIS FUTURE?

There are mounting signs that seven times world champion Michael Schumacher could cut short his three-year contract with Mercedes and return to retirement at the end of the season.

9 AUGUST 2011

PRESSURE ON FOR CALENDAR EXPANSION

It seems that the F1 calendar, which once upon a time teams said would never exceed 16 races, now looks set to break 20.

8 AUGUST 2011

PIRELLI UNLIKELY TO USE HARD TYRES FOR REMINDER OF 2011

Pirelli's motorsport director has said that it is unlikely that the hardest compound tyre will be seen again this year.

BARRICHELLO DENIES RETIREMENT TALK

Rubens Barrichello's current contract ends at the end of this season, but the Brazilian has made it clear that he wants to continue racing.

5 AUGUST 2011

ANALYSIS: GILLES SIMON AND P.U.R.E: A CONCERN?

The move of Gilles Simon, the FIA's Director, Technical and Powertrain, to join Craig Pollock's new P.U.R.E engine concern caused a ripple or two in the F1 paddock over the Hungarian GP weekend.

4 AUGUST 2011

NEW YORK GP TALK RESURFACES

With the United States GrandPrix in Austin set to bring Formula One back to America next year, talk of a second US race in New York has begun again.

HORNER: I'M EXPECTING WEBBER AT RED BULL NEXT YEAR

Red Bull Racing team principal Christian Horner says he expects to sit down with Mark Webber during F1's summer break and agree 2012 terms with the Australian.

DI RESTA RELIEVES PRESSURE WITH HUNGARY RESULT

After a number of frustrating races, Force India driver Paul di Resta has scored the best result of his young career, finishing seventh in the Hungarian GP.

3 AUGUST 2011

PIRELLI ANNOUNCES TYRE COMPOUNDS FOR BELGIUM, ITALY AND SINGAPORE

Pirelli has announced today the tyre compounds that will be used in the forthcoming Belgian, Italian and Singapore Grand Prix.

2 AUGUST 2011

INDIAN GP TRACK INSPECTION ON SEP 1

The final push is on to get the Buddh International Circuit finished for the inaugural Indian GP, scheduled to take place on October 30th.

MONTEZEMOLO EXPECTS MORE WINS

Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo says he expects that Ferrari will be a "key player" during the second half of the F1 season.

RED BULL'S FOCUS IS STILL WINNING EVERY RACE

Despite the fact that Red Bull Racing has won just one of the last five F1 races in contrast to mopping up five of the first six, team principal Christian Horner says that the focus is still on winning. He answered media questions after Sebastian Vettel had extended his championship lead with second place in Hungary.

1 AUGUST 2011

RACE REPORT - BUTTON BEATS VETTEL IN HUNGARY

Hungarian GP - Race Report