“The proximity detection system will take no account of the number of laps each car has done.”
Development tyres for Friday practice plus the FIA will look into improving circuits.
F1 Fanatic analyses the controversial 2011 rear wing rules.
F1 race stewards have been given the power to exclude drivers from race results for improper driving.
The FIA has published the full technical rules for 2011 including the controversial ‘proximity wings’.
The FIA’s World Motor Sport Council has agreed other F1 rules changes for 2011 and 2012.
The FIA has scrapped the rule banning team orders from the FIA Sporting Regulations.
The number of wheel tethers on F1 cars will be doubled next year in a bid to improve safety. McLaren engineering director Paddy Lowe, who is a member of the Technical Working Group, explained why the steps had been taken in response to recent accidents: Tethers are a great concern to us. We had the … Continue reading Lowe explains extra wheel tethers for 2011
The F1 tyre arrangements under Pirelli in 2011 will be similar to those under Bridgestone this year. Pirelli will supply four types of dry weather tyre plus intermediate and wet weather tyres, as Bridgestone currently do. There are no changes expected in the rules under which drivers have a choice of two compounds during a … Continue reading Pirelli to supply four types of slick in 2011
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 … Continue reading World Motor Sport Council clarifies rules after Schumacher and Hamilton incidents
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.
F1 cars will get adjustable rear wings in 2011 – but drivers will only be allowed to use them to overtake the car in front.
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
F1 needs a tyre supplier for 2011 and a return to the tyre war isn’t the answer. A new tyre supplier – or a new deal with the old one – is.
The F1 Commission has agreed on a second new points system for F1, amending the proposal they made in December. A win will still be worth 25 points and the value of a second place finish has been slightly reduced – but the value of other lower-placed finished has been increased. The Commission has also … Continue reading F1 Commission agrees new 2010 points and double diffuser ban for 2011
F1 will ban double diffusers in 2011 according to Autosport. The controversial diffusers were ruled legal after last year’s Chinese Grand Prix, forcing several teams to re-design their cars. They allowed teams to claw back much of the downforce they had lost because of changes to the rules in 2009. They were also blamed for … Continue reading Double diffusers ‘banned for 2011’