Substantial update for Lotus T127 in Spain

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Lotus are bringing several major new parts for their T127 at next week’s Spanish Grand Prix. Technical director Mike Gascoyne explained what will change on the car in Barcelona: All the teams will have upgrades for Barcelona, but we?re hoping that ours is even more significant than our rivals because we received our entry so … Continue reading Substantial update for Lotus T127 in Spain

KERS return could improve racing – Simon

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The FIA’s director of powertrain and electronics, Gilles Simon, has given another indication that F1 could return to using Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems soon. He stressed the potential benefits of reintroducing KERS in an interview with the FIA magazine In Motion: I think that could actually add to the show because with reduced displacement engines … Continue reading KERS return could improve racing – Simon

Ferrari denies Marlboro branding

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Ferrari have reacted to media reports claiming their barcode livery is designed to remind people of Marlboro cigarette packaging: Neither of these arguments have any scientific basis, as they rely on some alleged studies which have never been published in academic journals. But more importantly, they do not correspond to the truth. The so called … Continue reading Ferrari denies Marlboro branding

Will Monza lose “fastest track” crown?

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The revised Silverstone circuit revealed yesterday could take Monza’s place as the fastest track in Formula 1. Though F1 cars will hit higher top speeds at Monza, the projected average lap speed for F1 cars at the new Silverstone is 4kph faster than that achieved at Monza last year. Here’s why.

Silverstone opens new Arena circuit, expects cars to hit 185mph at Abbey

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The revised Silverstone Arena Circuit, which will hold the 2010 British Grand Prix, was formally opened today by the Duke of York in a ceremony at the track. BRDC President Damon Hill drove the Duke around the circuit. Current and past F1 drivers were on hand for the unveiling of the track including Mark Webber … Continue reading Silverstone opens new Arena circuit, expects cars to hit 185mph at Abbey

F1 Fanatic round-up: 28/4/2010

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The Making F1 Better series continues to attract a lot of responses with over 700 responses so far. Make sure you join in the latest instalment of the discussion on aerodynamics here. Here’s the round-up for Wednesday: Links Lopez: ??Kubica deserves a World Championship?? (Adam Cooper) Genii Capital boss (and Renault team owner) Gerard Lopez: … Continue reading F1 Fanatic round-up: 28/4/2010

“Art of the Formula 1 Race Car” – winners

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Congratulations to our five winners of the F1 Fanatic “Art of the Formula 1 Race Car” competition. They are: Vipin Vijay of Kellyville, Australia Kyle Rutherford of Glendale, United States David Roges of Dallas, United States Simon Booth of Worthing, United Kingdom Arnaud Taminiau of Gembloux, Belgium Well done to all of you and commiserations … Continue reading “Art of the Formula 1 Race Car” – winners

Traffic a greater challenge in next races

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Expect to hear a lot more drivers complaining about being stuck in traffic in the next rounds of the championship. The next four tracks on the calendar are on average 1.2km shorter than the first four. They include Monaco, the shortest and narrowest track in F1, where traffic will prove a major headache in qualifying … Continue reading Traffic a greater challenge in next races