FOTA consider new 2011 downforce cuts

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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

Ecclestone confirms 2011 Indian Grand Prix

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Bernie Eccletone has told the FIA the Indian Grand Prix will appear on the 2011 F1 calendar. An FIA statement said: Subject to final approval of the calendar by the World Council, Mr Bernie Ecclestone, President of FOM, has informed the FIA that India will host a Formula One event in 2011. The Indian Grand … Continue reading Ecclestone confirms 2011 Indian Grand Prix

F1 Commission agrees new 2010 points and double diffuser ban for 2011

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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’

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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’

Domenicali hints at further 2010 rules changes and return of KERS (Video)

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F1 could have more compulsory pit stops and further changes to the points system in 2010, according to Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali. He also said he wants to see KERS return in 2011 and gave a firm vote of confidence to his two drivers Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa. See the video interview with … Continue reading Domenicali hints at further 2010 rules changes and return of KERS (Video)

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

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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

Bridgestone to make surprise F1 exit

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F1’s exclusive tyre supplier Bridgestone has made a surprise announcement it will quit the sport at the end of the 2010 season. This means F1 will have a new tyre supplier from 2011, but there’s no indication yet the FIA may allow the resumption of the ‘tyre war’ by letting in more than one supplier.