NEWS ARCHIVE

30 NOVEMBER 2011

2012 FORMULA ONE ENTRY LIST

The FIA has releasesed the official entry list for the 2012 Formula One world championship.

29 NOVEMBER 2011

RAIKKONEN: I NEVER REALLY LOST THE PASSION

Renault issued the following Q&A with Kimi Raikkonen after announcing the Finn will drive for the team in 2012.

RAIKKONEN SIGNS WITH LOTUS RENAULT!

Formula 1 will have six world champions on the grid in 2012 with the news that Kimi Raikkonen has signed for Lotus Renault GP.

28 NOVEMBER 2011

BOTTAS FAVOURITE FOR WILLIAMS SEAT?

Reigning GP3 champion Valtteri Bottas is emerging as favourite to partner Pastor Maldonado at Williams next season.

RACE REPORT - WEBBER WINS AT LAST

Brazilian GP - Race Report

27 NOVEMBER 2011

VIRGIN SIGNS PIC FOR 2012

After today's season ending Brazilian GP, Marussia Virgin Racing announced that Frenchman Charles Pic will drive for the team in 2012 alongside Timo Glock.

RACE NOTES - MARK WEBBER WINS BRAZILIAN GP

Brazilian GP - Race Notes

SUNDAY PHOTOS

Brazilian GP - Sunday Photos

SUNDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Brazilian GP - Sunday Press Conference

SUNDAY TEAM QUOTES

Brazilian GP - Sunday Team Quotes

RACE RESULTS

Brazilian GP - Race Results

26 NOVEMBER 2011

QUALIFYING REPORT - VETTEL CLAIMS POLE RECORD!

Brazilian GP - Qualifying Report

SATURDAY PHOTOS

Brazilian GP - Saturday Photos

SATURDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Brazilian GP - Saturday Press Conference

SATURDAY TEAM QUOTES

Brazilian GP - Saturday Team Quotes

QUALIFYING RESULTS

Brazilian GP - Qualifying Results

PRACTICE 3 REPORT - VETTEL FASTEST IN FINAL BRAZIL PRACTICE

Brazilian GP - Practice 3 Report

PRACTICE 3 RESULTS

Brazilian GP - Practice 3 Results

BRITISH BROADCASTERS REVEAL 2012 PLANS

BBC and Sky, which will both follow the F1 world championship in 2012, have revealed some details of the planned coverage.

25 NOVEMBER 2011

PRACTICE 2 REPORT - HAMILTON FASTEST IN FP2

Brazilian GP - Practice 2 Report

FRIDAY PHOTOS

Brazilian GP - Friday Photos

FRIDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Brazilian GP - Friday Press Conference

FRIDAY TEAM QUOTES

Brazilian GP - Friday Team Quotes

PRACTICE 2 RESULTS

Brazilian GP - Practice 2 Results

PRACTICE 1 REPORT - WEBBER FASTEST IN INTERLAGOS FIRST SESSION

Brazilian GP - Practice 1 Report

PRACTICE 1 RESULTS

Brazilian GP - Practice 1 Results

DID EXHAUST HEATING CAUSE VETTEL'S ABU DHABI PROBLEM?

Autosport, the respected British weekly magazine, suggests in today's issue that Sebastian Vettel's Abu Dhabi tyre failure was caused by Red Bull using exhaust gases to generate tyre temperature.

24 NOVEMBER 2011

DAVE RYAN AT INTERLAGOS

Former McLaren sporting director Dave Ryan is working with Lotus Renault GP at the Brazilian GP.

TEXAS READY TO PAY?

Organisers of the proposed US Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, have said that they are ready to pay the necessary sanctioning fee to secure a place on the 2012 F1 calendar.

THURSDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Brazilian GP - Thursday Press Conference

23 NOVEMBER 2011

INTERVIEW: PEDRO DE LA ROSA

Irrespective of whether Rubens Barrichello, 40 next May, Michael Schumacher will not be the only 40-year-old on the grand prix grid next season. Pedro De la Rosa, 41 in February, talks about his new two-year deal with HRT to return to a full-race seat.

KUBICA NOT READY FOR 2012

Robert Kubica, seriously injured in a rally crash in February, has told Lotus Renault GP that he will not be ready for the start of the 2012 F1 season. The team will therefore work towards finalising next year's driver line-up without him.

22 NOVEMBER 2011

ANALYSIS: OVERTAKING UNDER THE MICROSCOPE

Overtaking and its 'quality' has been much discussed in 2011 since the return of KERS, the advent of DRS (the Drag Reduction System) and the higher wearing Pirelli tyres.

21 NOVEMBER 2011

ANALYSIS: HONDA TO COME BACK WITH MCLAREN?

The respected German publication Auto Motor und Sport reports that Honda could be considering a technical collaboration with McLaren to start when F1 makes the move to small capacity turbocharged engines in 2014.

DE LA ROSA TO HRT IN 2012

The HRT Formula 1 team has announced that driver Pedro de la Rosa will race for the team next season.

TONY STEWART WINS THIRD NASCAR TITLE

Tony Stewart has won his third NASCAR championship today at the final round of the season at Homestead, FL.

18 NOVEMBER 2011

UK LOOKS INTO F1 BRIBERY ALLEGATIONS

The British government's Serious Fraud Office is looking into whether to conduct an investigation into the bribery allegations that have emerged in the ongoing trial of German banker Gerhard Gribkowsky.

PETROV HITS OUT AT RENAULT

A lengthy interview on Russian television has laid Vitaly Petrov's future with Lotus Renault GP under the spotlight.

17 NOVEMBER 2011

VERGNE IMPRESSES AGAIN

As the Abu Dhabi young driver test reached its conclusion Jean-Eric Vergne, unsurprisingly perhaps, topped the time sheets for the third consecutive day at the wheel of Red Bull's RB7.

CAMERON ATTENDS MCLAREN OPENING

British prime minister David Cameron was present at McLaren's Woking base today as the company officially opened the new Foster + Partners designed McLaren Production Centre, where it will base its automotive division alongside its racing activities.

16 NOVEMBER 2011

VERGNE QUICKEST AGAIN

Jean-Eric Vergne again topped the Abu Dhabi young driver test times for Red Bull on the second day of running at the Yas Marina circuit.

AUSTIN GP WORK STOPS AMID DISPUTE

The return of the United States Grand Prix, scheduled for November of 2012 in a new facility currently being built in Austin, Texas, has been cast into doubt as as work on the circuit has been halted.

15 NOVEMBER 2011

KUBICA AND FERRARI

The word on the Abu Dhabi street said that Renault may not be able to wait long enough on Robert Kubica's fitness before deciding its 2012 driver line-up.

VERGNE QUICKEST FOR RED BULL

Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne topped the first day of the Abu Dhabi young driver test at the wheel of Red Bull Racing's championship-winning RB7.

13 NOVEMBER 2011

PIRELLI INVESTIGATES VETTEL FAILURE

Pirelli and Red Bull Racing are working together to solve the mystery of pole position man Sebastian Vettel's first lap tyre failure in the Abu Dhabi GP, the world champion's first non-finish of a dominant season.

RACE NOTES - HAMILTON WINS ABU DHABI GP

Abu Dhabi GP - Race Notes

SUNDAY PHOTOS

Abu Dhabi GP - Sunday Photos

SUNDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Abu Dhabi GP - Sunday Press Conference

SUNDAY TEAM QUOTES

Abu Dhabi GP - Sunday Team Quotes

RACE RESULTS

Abu Dhabi GP - Race Results

12 NOVEMBER 2011

QUALIFYING REPORT - VETTEL EQUALS MANSELL'S POLE RECORD

Abu Dhabi GP - Qualifying Report

SATURDAY PHOTOS

Abu Dhabi GP - Saturday Photos

SATURDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Abu Dhabi GP - Saturday Press Conference

SATURDAY TEAM QUOTES

Abu Dhabi GP - Saturday Team Quotes

QUALIFYING RESULTS

Abu Dhabi GP - Qualifying Results

PRACTICE 3 REPORT - HAMILTON IMPRESSES IN FP3

Abu Dhabi GP - Practice 3 Report

PRACTICE 3 RESULTS

Abu Dhabi GP - Practice 3 Results

11 NOVEMBER 2011

F1 QUALIFYING UNLIKELY TO CHANGE

Despite suggestions that Q3 drivers who do not set a time in order to conserve tyres are spoiling the spectacle, it is unlikely that F1's qualifying format will change next year.

MICHAEL STARTS WITH MCLAREN

Former Williams technical director Sam Michael is present with McLaren in Abu Dhabi as an observer.

MORE DISCUSSION ON THIRD CARS

There has been more discussion in F1 on the possibility of teams running third cars after Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo raised the subject again recently.

PRACTICE 2 REPORT - MCLAREN ON TOP IN ABU DHABI

Abu Dhabi GP - Practice 2 Report

FRIDAY PHOTOS

Abu Dhabi GP - Friday Photos

FRIDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Abu Dhabi GP - Friday Press Conference

FRIDAY TEAM QUOTES

Abu Dhabi GP - Friday Team Quotes

PRACTICE 2 RESULTS

Abu Dhabi GP - Practice 2 Results

PRACTICE 1 REPORT - BUTTON QUICKEST IN ABU DHABI FIRST SESSION

Abu Dhabi GP - Practice 1 Report

PRACTICE 1 RESULTS

Abu Dhabi GP - Practice 1 Results

10 NOVEMBER 2011

THURSDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Abu Dhabi GP - Thursday Press Conference

MERCEDES EXTENDS CONTRACT WITH ROSBERG

Mercedes GP announced today that they have agreed to a multi-year contract extension with driver Nico Rosberg.

ECCLESTONE APPEARS AT GRIBKOWSKY TRIAL

Formula 1 commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone today admitted in a Munich court paying banker Gerhard Gribkowsky $44 million which, he said, was to avoid a possible Inland Revenue investigation into his tax affairs.

8 NOVEMBER 2011

NEW PRESIDENT FOR RENAULT SPORT F1

Jean-Michel Jalinier will become the president of Renault Sport F1 on January 1 next year, replacing Bernard Rey.

NIELSEN SWAPS LOTUS FOR CATERHAM!

Steve Nielsen, former Lotus Renault Grand Prix sporting director, who left the team earlier this year, is to take up the same role with Tony Fernandes' Team Lotus operation, soon to be renamed Caterham.

7 NOVEMBER 2011

WICKENS DOUBLES UP IN ABU DHABI

World Series by Renault 3.5 champion Rob Wickens will drive for Marussia Virgin Racing in the first session of Friday practice in Abu Dhabi, replacing Jerome D'Ambrosio.

ZANARDI TRIUMPHS IN NEW YORK MARATHON

Ex F1 driver and twice IndyCar champion Alessandro Zanardi has won the hand bicycle class of the New York Marathon.

4 NOVEMBER 2011

BUTTON HOPES DRS WILL TRANSFORM ABU DHABI

Jenson Button hopes that DRS, in association with KERS, will make next weekend's penultimate round of the world championship a fitting show at what McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh regards as "probably the most futuristic and impressive circuit on the calendar."

3 NOVEMBER 2011

WILLIAMS KERS FOR HRT

HRT will have a KERS system in 2012, having renewed and extended its collaboration with Williams until the end of next year.

ROSSI TO TEST WITH TEAM LOTUS

Twenty-year-old Alexander Rossi will test for Team Lotus in the Abu Dhabi young driver test.

F1 NAME CHANGE GO-AHEAD SET TO END LOTUS CONFUSION

The Formula 1 Commission is understood to have approved the F1 name-change applications that were part of the agenda at a meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, today.

2 NOVEMBER 2011

ANALYSIS: COULTHARD BACKS MASSA

David Coulthard has come out firmly on the side of Felipe Massa over the Indian GP penalty that left anyone with eyes in their head incredulous.

1 NOVEMBER 2011

VERGNE TO TEST RB7

Jean-Eric Vergne will drive the championship-winning Red Bull RB7 in the Abu Dhabi young driver tests on November 15-17.