Sunday, 30 January 2011

Tomorow - LotusRenaultGp.com

Tomorow the new site http://www.lotusrenaultgp.com/ will be launcehd

Ferrari car launched last Friday

Ferrari’s 2011 car hit the track for the very first time in Italy on Friday afternoon 28th january.

Monday, 17 January 2011

2011 F1 championship - rules updates may have a big influence for this season

1. Team orders - Are now alowed
2. Return of Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems(KERS) - take the waste energy generated under braking and turns it into additional power
  
3. New > Adjustable rear wings - The system is electronically and it can be used at any time in practice and qualifying, but during the race can only be activated when a driver is less than one second behind another car at pre-determined points on the track. The system is then deactivated once the driver brakes. In combination with KERS, it is designed to boost overtaking. With that rear wings overtaking should be easier



4. F-ducts forbidden - How a f-duct worked in 2010(mclaren): 
video
5. Penalties - Stewards have the power to impose a wider range of penalties for driving and other rule transgressions. Added to their armoury are time penalties, the right to exclude drivers from race results, or suspend them from subsequent events.
6. Double diffusers forbidden
7. New rule: 107% qualifying rule - During Q1 any driver who fails to set a lap within 107 percent of the fastest Q1 time will not be allowed to start the race, just in exceptional circumstances, which could include a driver setting a suitable time during practice, the stewards may permit the car to start.
8. Wheel tethers - teams must place a second tether on every wheel to improve safety. The two tethers must be contained in separate suspension members.
9. Tyres - Pirelli is the new supplier of F1 championship after Bridgestone came out from formula 1. Tyre allocation has been reduced with 11, rather than 14 sets of dry-weather tyres available to each driver per race weekend. Drivers will receive three sets (two prime, one option) to use in P1 and P2 and must return one set after each session. A further 8 sets will be for the rest of the weekend, although one set of each specification must be handed back before qualifying. If a driver fails to use both specifications of dry-weather tyres during a (dry) race, they will be excluded from the results. If a (dry) race is suspended and can’t be restarted, and a driver has failed to use both specifications, 30 seconds will be added to the driver’s race time.
10. Much reliable Gearboxes - gearboxes now need to last for 5 race weekends, instead of 4 race weekends.
11. Team curfew - A clampdown on long working hours has been introduced, with a curfew on team personnel connected with the operation of the cars. They will not be allowed into the circuit between midnight and 6am when practice is scheduled to start at 10am the following day, or between 1am and 7am when practice starts at 11am. Each team is permitted four individual exceptions to this rule during the season.





Thursday, 13 January 2011

News update


- AT&T Williams F1  will run a 2010 Williams Cosworth FW32 race car in Venezuela on Friday(14 January). The event will  mark the born of venezuelan Pastor Maldonado(recent confirmation as an AT&T Williams race driver for the 2011 season)




- BBC will broadcast F1 for the first time in high definition this year

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

News

- 2 days until FanAwards-redbullracing ends(you can win an I-pod Touch 32GB),  so hurry:)

                                                                    

- Kobayashi will be introducing the Sauber C30-Ferrari car on the morning of the 31st January 2011 at the Circuit Riccardo Tormo(Valencia-Spain)

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Why is very likely Fernando Alonso would have won the championship??

On 22 december 2010, BBC site posted:
"No wonder Fernando Alonso is looking forward to the 2011 rule changes . If this year's cars had the moveable rear wings set for the new F1 season, it's very likely the Ferrari driver would have won the championship instead of Sebastian Vettel.Had Alonso had the moveable rear wing at this year's final race in Abu Dhabi, he would have been able to overtake Vitaly Petrov's Renault and would have been in a position to challenge Nico Rosberg's Mercedes for the fourth place he needed to win the title. But while the new driver-adjusted bodywork comes too late for Alonso's 2010 campaign, next year's rule changes (including the return of the Kers energy storage and power boost systems) are set to make overtaking considerably easier and have a big impact on race strategies and, ultimately, championship results."

First of all in Abu Dhabi, Ferrari was foolished clearly by RedBull's strategy and that's why Alonso lost, but let's say that Alonso would have overtaken Petrov - in front of him would have been Robert Kubica wich is not very easy to beat; and if he would have overtake Kubica, Nico Rosberg would had a 8 second advantage. The only way that Alonso would have won the championship was a restart of the race after Webber and Fernando came out of the pits.

And that thing: "If this year's cars had the moveable rear wings set for the new F1 season, it's very likely the Ferrari driver would have won the championship instead of Sebastian Vettel"...why???
If Alonso had driver-adjusted bodywork earlier, he still had three riders in front of which two were Kubica and Rosberg and i remaind that Nico had an 8 seconds advantage. So Fernando Alonso would have need a miracle or much more laps than were designed.

Monday, 10 January 2011

Massa - Alonso is faster than you (parody)

Last year on the lap 47 in Hockenheim Massa’s race engineer, Rob Smedley, came on the radio to deliver the news to Felipe: “OK, so, Fernando is faster than you. Can you confirm you understood that message?” (The Italian team were fined $100,000 for that team order)

Sunday, 9 January 2011

some F1 cars for 2011 - launch dates

Ferrari with TBA chassis on the end of January in Maranello(Italy)
Red Bull with RB7 on February 1 in Valencia(Spain)
McLaren with MP4-26 chassis on February 4 in Berlin(Germany)
Renault with R31 chassis on January 31 in Valencia(Spain)
Sauber with C3031 chassis on January 31 in Valencia(Spain)
Toro Rosso with STR6 chassis on February 1 in Valencia(Spain)
Force India with VJM-04 chassis on February 10 in Jerez(Spain)
Virgin with VR-02 chassis on February  10  in Jerez(Spain)

Some 2010 crashes - nothing to post

Friday, 7 January 2011

How Mclaren should look like in 2011

But the team officially denied the black paint through their twitter account

Ferrari working on a new chassis

Ferrari prepares for the start of another season of track activity, which begin on 1st february at Cheste, near Valencia, when the first of four test sessions starts. Engineers and mechanics are already working on the car and the next step is f1 car presentation for 2011 at the end of january.
This monday, Fernando Alonso, Felipe Massa and test drivers will be in Madonna di Campiglio(Italy) for the start of 21th edition of Wrooom, the event that has traditionally marked the start of the season for Ferrari, that ends with traditional race on ice.

About Alonso and his ''prize''...

  As you may know, in December last year, Alonso won votes from twelve F1 Teams as been the best driver of the 2010 season in Autosport magazine.
 I don't know if those formula 1 teams are just irritated of  RBR strategies or RBR chassis..or RBR drivers, but i know that a great driver is fantastic when is riding like nobody his car on a track, but also when he find the best set up of the car together with the team for one or other cirucuit. Is clearly that Vettel asumed a lot of risks durring the 2010 championship setting up his car to the limit, driving like a ''crazy'' and some times it cost him the race. Anyway crazy of the year goes to Hamilton.
  Now i don't say that Alonso isn't a great driver(we saw a lot of take outs achieved in 2010 by Fernando), even i don't say is antipathetic(antipathetic was De La Rosa with his statements about his Sauber-someone feeds you and you talk bad about the team ?!?, or Rosberg with his photo's from his official site :) seems more like La saga Crepusculo actor).
  Anyway at that poll from Autosport magazine, Vettel was a close second after Fernando Alonso, while Nico Hulkenberg was the only rookie in the top ten.

Thursday, 6 January 2011

News update

- Chris Dyer replaced by Pat Fry as head of race track engineer at Ferrari after Abhu Dhabi thing(Dyer’s new position will be clarified over the next few days); former Red Bull and McLaren engineer Neil Martin join Ferrari to head up their new operations research department. Martin will report directly to the team's technical director Aldo Costa.
- Mark Webber in Thailand


- New F1 site for new Lotus Renault Group (31 january 2011 relase date)

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