Nico H?â??lkenberg has confirmed he will not be driving for Williams in 2011.
Lotus will evoke memories of their John Player Special era by running their 2011 car in black and gold.
Virgin will become Marussia Virgin Racing in 2011 after the Russian sportscar company invested in the team.
Lotus confirm they will use Renault engines in 2011.
Williams have announced they will supply gearboxes to fellow Cosworth users HRT in 2011.
Kimi R?â?ñikk?â?Ânen has strongly denied rumours he is considering an F1 return with Renault in 2011. He told Finnish newspaper Turun Sanomat: I am very disappointed with how they have used my name for their own marketing. I have never even seriously considered driving for Renault, and I can assure you that I am 100 … Continue reading R?â?ñikk?â?Ânen denies Renault F1 rumours
Lotus has announced a tie-up with Red Bull in which it will use gearboxes and hydraulic systems supplied by the current world championship leaders in 2011. The team has already split from 2010 engine supplier Cosworth and are expected to announce a supply of the same Renault engines Red Bull use next year.
Mexican driver Sergio Perez will make his F1 debut for Sauber in 2011.
Lotus will be re-named Team Lotus as of 2011, reverting back to the original name of the team when it was run by Colin Chapman. Team principal Tony Fernandes bought the rights to the name from David Hunt, brother of 1976 F1 champion James Hunt, who has owned them since the original team collapsed at … Continue reading Team Lotus name to be revived in 2011
Pictures: Esteban Gutierreztesting for BMW Esteban Gutierrez will be Sauber’s test and reserve driver in 2011. The Mexican driver has already worked with the team this year as an “affiliated” driver. He will also drive for the team in the end-of season rookie driver test at Abu Dbahi. He won the inaugural GP3 championship at … Continue reading Gutierrez to be Sauber test driver in 2011
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
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.
Kamui Kobayashi will drive a second season for Sauber in 2011, the team has announced. But the team are yet to announce who his team mate will be. They may keep Pedro de la Rosa in the car but rumours have linked GP2 front runners Pastor Maldonado andSergio Perez to the seat.
Joan Villadelprat, president of 2011 F1 team candidates Epsilon Euskadi, has confirmed they have begun testing a wind tunnel model of the car they hope to race in Formula 1 next year. Villadelprat told the team’s website: The model was designed, CFD tests were carried out and, finally, a few weeks ago the model was … Continue reading Epsilon Euskadi begin wind tunnel tests
Mercedes GP has released Nick Heidfeld from his contract as reserve driver with the team to become Pirelli’s official test driver. Heidfeld will start driving for Pirelli at today’s test at the Mugello circuit, behind the wheel of a 2009 Toyota F1 car.
With no movement on the 2011 F1 driver market so far, it looks as though there might not be very many spaces for new drivers next year. But with a 13th team potentially being announced soon and a fresh crop of graduates from GP2 and beyond looking for a way in, we could still see … Continue reading Who will be the new F1 drivers in 2011?
The Cypher Group has withdrawn its bid to compete in the 2011 F1 championship. The American group released a statement saying: We remain completely committed to developing a credible and viable Formula One team and were able to raise a considerable amount of sponsorship and interest in recent months. However after much deliberation, we have … Continue reading Cypher Group withdraws 2011 F1 team bid
Toro Rosso team principal Franz Tost expects to keep Sebastien Buemi and Jaime Alguersuari as his drivers for 2011. Tost said: I believe our drivers will be well prepared for 2011, which is why they are both confirmed for next year. It is also logical, because one key role of Scuderia Toro Rosso is to … Continue reading Toro Rosso to keep Sebastien Buemi and Jaime Alguersuari for 2011 (Updated)
ART Grand Prix has announced it will not pursue a place on the F1 grid in 2011, citing “unfavourable economic conditions”. The FIA is expected to announce next month who has won the 13th place in Formula 1 for 2011, taking the place of US F1. In a statement the team said:
Renault have confirmed Robert Kubica will continue to drive for them until the end of the 2012 season. Kubica said: It was a straightforward decision for me to continue with a team where I feel at home. What?óÔé¼Ôäós important for me is to be in the right atmosphere, with a good group of people, where … Continue reading Kubica extends Renault deal to 2012