A change for the better: double diffusers likely to be banned in 2011

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Autosport reveals the F1 teams are planning a change in the technical rules to ban double diffusers – but not until after the 2010 F1 season. The thinking is this will help keep cornering speeds down and hopefully reduce the turbulence coming from the back of F1 cars, allowing them to follow each other more … Continue reading A change for the better: double diffusers likely to be banned in 2011

Race winners could get 25 points in 2010

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

The FIA will vote tomorrow on a new points system for F1 proposed by the re-formed F1 Commission. The change looks radical on the surface with a winner getting 25 points instead of ten. But on closer inspection the new points system will probably make little difference at all and only act to encourage drivers … Continue reading Race winners could get 25 points in 2010

F1 2010 rules: A return to proper qualifying and real Grand Prix racing

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Surely the best news in the 2010 F1 rules is the confirmed return of low-fuel qualifying and a ban on in-race refuelling: 29.1 b) Refuelling during a race is forbidden. 2010 F1 Sporting Reguations The needless and uninteresting complication of fuel strategy and and tedious race-fuel qualifying are being swept away. This is a return … Continue reading F1 2010 rules: A return to proper qualifying and real Grand Prix racing

Now we’ll find out if they can overtake…

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

The Circuit de Catalunya will test more than just the drivers’ abilities this weekend – it will also give F1’s new ‘overtaking friendly’ cars their sternest challenge yet. Much of the aerodynamic changes made to this year’s cars were made to make overtaking easier. So far it seems we’ve seen more wheel-to-wheels racing than in … Continue reading Now we’ll find out if they can overtake…