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

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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?

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

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.