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FOTA consider new 2011 downforce cuts 13th April 2010, 12:37

The Formula One Teams’ Association is considering further restrictions on how much downforce F1 cars can generate as the 2010 cars are already producing almost as much downforce as they were in 2008. The changes introduced last year at the urging of the Overtaking Working Group have not succeeding in reducing downforce levels. FOTA is […]

Ride height ruling no concern for McLaren

McLaren say they won’t have to make any changes to their car after the FIA clarified the rules regarding ride height adjustment. Speaking during the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Phone-In engineering director Paddy Lowe said the team hadn’t developed ride height-adjusting technology as far as some other teams had: We were aware over the last few […]

Fans help teams beat China’s Twitter block

In the past year F1 fans have enjoyed increased coverage of the sport on Twitter from F1 teams and media outlets posting live updates from the races. But that service could be disrupted this weekend as China blocks its citizens from accessing Twitter. China’s notoriously strict regime of internet censorship, dubbed the ‘Great Firewall of […]

Chinese Grand Prix in doubt for 2011

The F1 teams are on their way to Shanghai for the seventh Grand Prix in China this weekend. But with no deal in place for a race next year, could this be F1’s last visit to Shanghai?

Ferrari to use Bahrain engines in China

Ferrari will use the two engines it removes from its cars in Bahrain for the Chinese Grand Prix, having concluded they are fit to be used. The team say they are not concerned about the reliability of their engines despite the failure suffered by Fernando Alonso and the Sauber drivers at Malaysia, and both Ferrari […]

F1 Fanatic round-up: 13/4/2010

If you haven’t already done so, make sure you enter the competition to win Stuart Codling’s new book ??Art of the Formula 1 Race Car?? – there’s five copies to be won. Here’s today’s round-up: Links The Mallya Collection (The Racing Geek) Pictures of Vijay Mally’a car collection including a couple of F1 machines. Lex […]