FOTA consider new 2011 downforce cuts

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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 … Continue reading FOTA consider new 2011 downforce cuts

Ride height ruling no concern for McLaren

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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 … Continue reading Ride height ruling no concern for McLaren

Fans help teams beat China’s Twitter block

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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 … Continue reading Fans help teams beat China’s Twitter block