Pirelli to supply four types of slick in 2011

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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

World Motor Sport Council clarifies rules after Schumacher and Hamilton incidents

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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

FOTA consider new 2011 downforce cuts

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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 Commission agrees new 2010 points and double diffuser ban for 2011

2010 F1 seasonPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

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

Double diffusers ‘banned for 2011’

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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’