Epsilon Euskadi president Joan Villadelprat says he “respects” the FIA’s decision not to grant a place to his team for 2011, but the team may yet find another way to get into F1. In an interview on the team’s website he said: First of all, I would like to say that we respect the FIA?óÔé¼Ôäós … Continue reading Epsilon Euskadi not giving up on F1
The F1 teams assemble at Monza in Italy this weekend for the last European race of the season. Have all the important information for this weekend?óÔé¼Ôäós Italian Grand Prix at your fingertips with the F1 Fanatic unofficial race programme including a video lap of the track:
The FIA have announced Ferrari will not be punished any further for using team orders during the German Grand Prix. However the World Motor Sport Council upheld the $100,000 fine imposed by the stewards after the Hockenheim race. Update: The FIA have said they will review the ban on team orders (article 39.1). See below … Continue reading Ferrari escape further punishment for German GP team orders (Updated)
Romain Grosjean has joined Gravity Sports Management, the driver management company owned by Gerard Lopez. Lopez is on the board of Genii Capital which bought into the Renault F1 team at the end of last year. Renault are yet to confirm who will be their second driver alongside Robert Kubica in 2011. Grosjean is hoping … Continue reading Grosjean joins Lopez’s Gravity management
F1 drivers could lose their competition Super Licenses if they are involved in incidents on the road under new proposals from the FIA. The World Motor Sport Council urged drivers to act as “ambassadors for the sport” in a statement released today: The FIA, both in its motor sport and mobility roles, has a strong … Continue reading F1 drivers’ road manners under scrutiny
The FIA World Motor Sport Council has proposed that staff who are involved in FIA-sanctioned events be licensed by the sport’s governing body. In a statement released today the WMSC said: The World Motor Sport Council will submit a proposal to the General Assembly that a specific licence is created for a restricted list of … Continue reading Top F1 staff to have licenses
The 2011 F1 calendar has been revealed by the FIA with a record 20 races on the schedule. The Bahrain Grand Prix will be the first round of the season for the second year in a row. Meanwhile the season finale will be held at Interlagos in Brazil for the first time since 2008.
There will be no 13th team on the F1 grid in 2011. The World Motor Sport Council announced today that none of the applications met their criteria to fill the vacant place on the grid, meaning there will be a maximu mof 24 cars competing in Formula 1 next year.
There may be rain in Monza today but it should clear up ahead of the 14th race weekend of 2010. Friday, Saturday and Sunday are all expected to be dry with temperatures in the mid-to-low 20s. The EUMETSAT weather radar shows the band of rain in the region at the moment will clear up over … Continue reading Dry weather expected for Italian GP
As usual we’ll have live comments during every session of the Italian Grand Prix at F1 Fanatic. We’re currently looking for more people to help run the live comments sessions so please get in touch using the contact form if you’d like to help out. Here are the details of the BBC’s live video coverage … Continue reading Italian Grand Prix live TV times
McLaren say they have made changes to the front floor of their car to ensure they meet the new load test that will be applied by the FIA this weekend at Monza. Speaking in the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Phone-in Tim Goss, the chief engineer for the MP4-25, said: We haven’t had to make any modifications … Continue reading McLaren alter car to meet new floor test
Monza’s long straights offer Red Bull’s rivals a golden opportunity to take points off them – before they head to more RB6-friendly circuits like Singapore and Suzuka. But will McLaren or Ferrari be the ones to capitalise? And how competitive will the ever-improving Renaults be this weekend?
The WMSC are set to rule on the Ferrari team orders case today, and we may learn more about the 2011 F1 calendar, rules and whether there’ll be a 13th team too. Here’s today’s round-up: Links The Guardian and Die Welt side with Ferrari (Ferrari) Cast your mind back to the row last year between … Continue reading F1 Fanatic round-up: 8/9/2010