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May 9th, 2013
Felipe Massa has revealed he pushed for changes to the hard compound tyre, as he he backed the decision to tweak the rubber ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix. Although Red Bull has been vocal about how it feels this year’s tyres are too soft, the Ferrari driver said he had also pushed for changes. The new hard tyre is built to the same construction as the previous one, but with the 2012 compound.
March 24th, 2013
Pastor Maldonado will start the Malaysian Grand Prix with a new Renault engine. Williams has confirmed that the change was necessitated by piston damage detected after qualifying.
December 2nd, 2012
BMW’s works American Le Mans Series team Rahal Letterman Lanigan will switch from the M3 GT to a new GTE version of the Z4 for 2013. RLL has run BMW’s ALMS programme since 2009, winning the teams’ and manufacturers’ titles in ’10, then taking a clean sweep of drivers’, teams’ and manufacturers’ crowns the following year. The GT3 variant of the Z4 is already used by BMW teams in European sportscar racing, coming close to the GT1 world title with Vita4One this season.
October 11th, 2012
Monisha Kaltenborn has become the new team principal of Sauber, with its former chief Peter Sauber electing to step back from his day-to-day running of the outfit. Sauber has always made it clear that he did not want to be running the team when he turned 70 next year, and has decided that now is the right time for the change to take place
June 3rd, 2012
Rubens Barrichello has been dropped to 24th on the grid for Sunday’s IndyCar race on Detroit’s Belle Isle street circuit after switching chassis overnight.
April 25th, 2012
IndyCar has scheduled a hearing for the protest filed by Chevrolet over the series decision to allow Honda to make a parity-based change to its turbocharger ahead of this weekend’s race in Sao Paolo. The hearing will take place in Indianapolis on Thursday, and will consist of a three-person panel made up of a representative selected by Honda, a representative selected by General Motors, and a representative mutually agreed on by both manufacturers. Randy Bernard, CEO of IndyCar, said: “It is IndyCar’s job to review, enforce and uphold the current rules.
April 21st, 2012
British Formula 3 will race at the Norisring this season, having replaced its planned Paul Ricard round with a trip to the famous German venue.
March 27th, 2012
Sebastien Loeb has praised the change of tyre usage regulations for this season’s World Rally Championship – stating that last season’s rules were dangerous. On certain rounds of this year’s WRC, the crews are permitted 10 tyres which can be used in exceptional conditions
November 7th, 2011
Leading MotoGP riders do not think the change to 1000cc engines for 2012 will radically shake up the pecking order in the championship, but do expect the new formula to be a lot more fun to ride. The five-year 800cc era ended with Sunday’s Valencia Grand Prix, and the first full field test of the 1000cc bikes will take place at the Spanish track on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. World champion Casey Stoner is looking forward to the change, but expects the same names to remain at the front as he does not anticipate needing a dramatically different riding style.
June 30th, 2011
Conducted and provided by the FIA communications department 1. The World Motor Sport Council voted on 29 June 2011
June 16th, 2011
Formula 1′s ban on the off-throttle use of blown diffusers will definitely come into force at the British Grand Prix, AUTOSPORT can reveal, after the details were finalised by technical chiefs and the FIA on Thursday. Just days after FIA technical delegate Charlie Whiting wrote to the teams to make it clear that he was determined to push through the ban, the matter was discussed in detail by F1 thinktank – the Technical Working Group Although no official statement has been made about the outcome of the meeting, sources have revealed to AUTOSPORT that the FIA saw no reason to postpone its intended ban any further than Silverstone, having delayed its original start date of the Spanish Grand Prix because of what it feared would be ‘unintended consequences’ for teams.
June 14th, 2011
Red Bull Racing says it is ready to question the implementation of the forthcoming change to the blown diffuser regulations when Formula 1 teams get together this week to discuss it. With the FIA having made it clear in Montreal last weekend that it is pushing ahead with plans to ban teams from off-throttle use of blown diffusers from the British Grand Prix, many outfits are currently working on necessary changes to their car designs and engine mapping
June 12th, 2011
McLaren insists it is not holding out hope that the change to the blown-diffuser regulations will be the key factor that helps it overhaul title rivals Red Bull Racing. With the FIA having informed teams in Canada that it is pressing ahead with an outlawing of both hot and cold off-throttle exhaust blowing of diffusers from next month’s British Grand Prix, teams are already working on modifying their cars. With the blown floor advantage that Red Bull Racing has believed to be a key element of the package that has made its car the pace-setter, some are suggesting that the world championship leaders could be hit the most by the new rules.
May 17th, 2011
Formula 1′s competitive order at the front of the field could be thrown on its head in this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix with the FIA having made a major change to the exhaust blown diffuser regulations, AUTOSPORT has learned. With the design and execution of blown diffusers being viewed as a key area of the 2011 development race, teams have been pushing hard with their concepts to try and eek out any competitive advantage they can. One aspect that has been worked on a lot is in ensuring that a flow of exhaust gases keep pumping through the diffuser, to help increase downforce, even when the throttle is not in use
May 8th, 2011
FIA president Jean Todt has indicated there is no going back on plans for Formula 1 to switch to 1.6-litre turbocharged engines in 2013 – despite resistance from some teams. Although the change of engine formula received unanimous support from manufacturers and the governing body when it was initially voted through, in recent weeks concerns have grown about the cost implications of such a big move
April 28th, 2011
Paul O’Neill believes the punishing nature of the Thruxton circuit and the reduction in boost for the turbo-charged cars will allow his normally aspirated Chevrolet Cruze to run at the front of the British Touring Car Championship round this weekend. O’Neill’s Tech-Speed Cruze had a difficult run at Donington Park and has a best 2011 finish of third, in the reversed grid race at the Brands Hatch opener.
April 21st, 2011
The FIA is considering a change of regulation ahead of the next round of the World Rally Championship to reverse the running order on rallies. The top 15 crews after day one of world rallies were reversed until the end of the event, before a regulation change at the start of 2008, which meant the cars ran in championship order on day one and rally order on days two and three. Citroen team principal Olivier Quesnel railed against this last season and raised the issue in Jordan last week, where he felt Sebastien Loeb and Mikko Hirvonen were ruled out of the fight because they had to run first on the road.
March 31st, 2011
The penultimate round of the Intercontinental Rally Championship will now take place one week earlier than previously scheduled, it was confirmed today. The RACMSA Rally of Scotland was due to take place from 14-16 October but will now move one week forward to 7-9 October after a further update to the calendar by series officials. The move follows repeated requests from parties in Scotland associated with the running of the event, who cited an insufficient number of volunteer personnel being available for the 14-16 October weekend as a major contributory factor.
January 21st, 2011
NASCAR President Mike Helton speaks to the media about the upcoming NASCAR season at Daytona Int'l Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Friday.
December 1st, 2010
IndyCar has announced that its TEAM funding system will be limited to the top 22 finishers in this year’s championship next season, rather than the top 24 as has previously been the case, in a move aimed at boosting the quality of the field. Originally introduced to assist the unified field when Champ Car was merged into the IndyCar Series in 2008, the TEAM programme gives $1.2 million in additional financial support to full-time entrants.