23rd June 2010, 14:06 Archives - F1 Fanatic archive

World Motor Sport Council clarifies rules after Schumacher and Hamilton incidents 23rd June 2010, 14:06

The FIA’s World Motor Sports Council has announced a series of changes to the rules. These including clarifying the rule regarding the safety car which Michael Schumacher ran afoul of in the Monaco Grand Prix. And drivers will no longer be able to stop on the track after qualifying to preserve their fuel loads, as […]

Backmarkers to struggle in qualifying as FIA revives 107% rule for 2011

The FIA has announced it will bring back the ‘107% rule’ in 2011. From next year drivers whose best times are more than 7% slower than the fastest time set in the first part of qualifying will not be allowed to start the race.

Pirelli return to F1 after 20-year absence

Pirelli have beaten off competition from Michelin to become the official F1 tyre supplier from 2011.

Frentzen joins Valencia stewards

Heinz-Harald Frentzen will be the drivers’ representative on the stewards’ panel for this weekend’s European Grand Prix. Frentzen raced in F1 from 1994 to 2003, starting 156 races for Sauber, Williams, Jordan (twice), Prost and Arrows. The German driver entered F1 having been on Mercedes’ young driver programme with Michael Schumacher and Karl Wendlinger. After […]

McLaren expect quick Ferraris at Valencia

McLaren engineering director Paddy Lowe expects Ferrari to be competitive in this weekend’s European Grand Prix as their rivals bring several upgrades to their F10. Speaking during the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Phone-In Lowe said McLaren weren’t bringing their version of Red Bull’s exhaust-driven diffuser until the British Grand Prix: For the Valencia weekend we’re not […]

Adjustable rear wings confirmed for 2011 – but only for overtaking

F1 cars will get adjustable rear wings in 2011 – but drivers will only be allowed to use them to overtake the car in front.

F1 Fanatic round-up: 23/6/2010

If you like to get your race predictions in early the European Grand Prix Predictions are now open. Here’s today’s round-up: Links Fernando Alonso’s Ferrari California (Twitpic) Snapped at the Canadian Grand Prix by Virgin reserve driver Luiz Razia. Did Ferrari extract a competitive advantage from last week’s ‘media’ track day? (The Daily Telegraph) “I […]