Gutierrez to be Sauber test driver in 2011

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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 begin wind tunnel tests

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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

Pirelli to supply four types of slick in 2011

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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

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.

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