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May 17th, 2013
Pirelli’s planned mid-season Formula 1 tyre tweaks are set to be much smaller than originally anticipated after the FIA ruled that changes will only be allowed on safety grounds. Sources have revealed that the governing body has told Pirelli that it is happy to accept – and is indeed keen for – alterations necessary to prevent a repeat of the rear tyre delaminations that have struck at the last few events. But, in a blow to outfits like Red Bull hoping further tweaks would help them overcome tyre difficulties they have faced, the FIA has made it clear it will not tolerate further changes aimed at reducing the number of pitstops or decreasing degradation.
May 16th, 2013
Honda will be ready to supply more teams in Formula 1 in the future if called on to do so, with McLaren confirming it does not have an exclusive arrangement with the Japanese manufacturer. Ahead of Honda’s return to F1 for 2015 , there have been suggestions that it may seek another customer team in a bid to fast-track its technical knowledge and maximise its mileage
May 15th, 2013
World Touring Car promoter Marcello Lotti insists there is still strong interest from a number of manufacturers in joining the series next year. The FIA announced last December that it intended to open up regulations and allow more powerful, aero-dependent cars on the grid for 2014
May 10th, 2013
Formula 1′s bid to get 2014′s regulations nailed down has been left in a state of limbo by the lack of a Concorde Agreement. After years when the governance structure was laid out clearly by the famous tripartite agreement between the teams, the FIA and the commercial rights holder, F1 is currently without any such deal in place, or an accord to carry on operating under the terms of the previous one as has happened before. It means the former structure of rules getting debated and approved in Technical and Sporting Working Groups, ratified by the Formula 1 Commission and then rubber-stamped by the FIA’s World Council, is no more.
May 10th, 2013
Sebastian Vettel – 19th/1st: “We have some new parts here but the days of big, big upgrades don’t really happen now with the regulations how they are.
May 7th, 2013
Gary Paffett has called on DTM race officials to take a harder line over dangerous driving, following the opening round of the season at Hockenheim last weekend. Paffett, who finished fourth in his HWA Mercedes, believes that BMW drivers Martin Tomczyk and Bruno Spengler both should have been penalised for moves that he deemed “unacceptable” on lap 13. “Martin caught me at a time when he was on the option tyre and I didn’t make it difficult for him to pass; it made no sense to,” Paffett told AUTOSPORT.
April 21st, 2013
Fernando Alonso could have won the Bahrain Grand Prix but for the DRS failure that forced him to make two unscheduled pit-stops, according to Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali. The Spaniard’s DRS rear wing stuck open while running second on lap seven, forcing him into the pits for emergency repairs. The problem recurred when he returned to the track however, forcing him straight back into the pits.
April 19th, 2013
Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone is open to the idea of making the Bahrain Grand Prix the season opener again. With Bahrain’s track boss Zayed Alzayani saying he would be keen on the idea of his event becoming the first race again – as it was in 2006 and ’10 – Ecclestone himself has not ruled the idea out. “We could do, I suppose, couldn’t we?” Ecclestone said, speaking to reporters at the Bahrain GP on Friday.
April 8th, 2013
Formula 1 drivers should stop complaining about tyres because the best teams will still be the ones winning the races, according to former grand prix driver Jean Alesi. Alesi, who now works as an ambassador for Pirelli, believes the Italian tyre manufacturer is producing exactly what it has been asked for to help improve the Formula 1 show
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.
March 20th, 2013
Formula 1 drivers want to seek clarification from the FIA about why they are still being fined for pitlane speeding infringements. Heading in to 2013, F1 drivers faced a huge hike in their super licence fees as part of a push by the FIA to increase the revenue it gets from the sport
March 1st, 2013
Formula 1′s leading teams need to brace themselves for an incredibly open battle for victory in the first races of the new campaign, reckon leading drivers. With current testing form making it impossible to judge who is ahead right now, and the picture further confused by poor weather ruining testing, both Mark Webber and Felipe Massa think that the start of the season is not going to result in one team being dominant. Webber, who drives for reigning champions Red Bull and was fastest on the first day of this week’s test at Barcelona, said: “That hasn’t happened for a long time, for a few years
February 28th, 2013
Williams has opted to abandon the controversial exhaust vane that featured on its launch car, following the FIA’s ruling that it felt the design was illegal. The FW35 had appeared at last week’s Barcelona test with a two-part vane inside the Coanda tunnel, which was designed to help channel exhaust gases down to the crucial floor area of the car.
February 15th, 2013
Caterham team principal Cyril Abiteboul believes Formula 1 must consider easing the criteria that teams have to meet in order to qualify as a constructor. The designated ‘listed parts’ that teams must produce themselves to qualify as a constructor have, for the first time, been published in the public domain in this year’s Sporting Regulations . The list exists to prevent full-blown customer cars from being used, but Abiteboul believes parts that are not significant performance differentiators should not be on the list
February 6th, 2013
Caterham insists it is not concerned by suggestions it may need to change its exhaust layout before the start of the 2013 Formula 1 season. Lotus technical director James Allison told reporters on the opening day of Jerez testing that the design of the Caterham exhaust could be illegal. When asked for his comments on rival machinery, he said: “I have barely looked at anyone else’s car, but I saw a detail on the Caterham’s exhaust that I am not sure will survive until Melbourne…” It is understood that the matter relates to a small piece of bodywork at the exit of the Caterham exhaust, which directs the airflow towards the floor.
February 5th, 2013
Toro Rosso is planning to make the switch to Renault engines next season, although it has not signed a deal with the French car manufacturer yet.
February 3rd, 2013
Red Bull’s technical chief Adrian Newey says the new RB9 is an evolution of the championship-winning car of last year. Newey admitted the lack of regulation changes for the upcoming season meant there was no big reason to go for a revolutionary design.
January 31st, 2013
McLaren has ruled out racing a passive double DRS for the time being, because it believes bigger performance gains can be made elsewhere on the car. With Lotus having confirmed earlier this week that it hopes to race its passive double DRS this season , it had been expected that a majority of frontrunning outfits would pursue the concept for 2013. But speaking at the launch of the new McLaren MP4-28 at Woking on Thursday, McLaren technical staff reckoned that difficulties in getting a passive double DRS to work effectively had left it reluctant to devote much time to it.
January 31st, 2013
McLaren’s MP4-28 is an ‘ambitious’ concept with great development potential, according to the team’s managing director Jonathan Neale. The new car was unveiled at the team’s headquarters on Thursday morning. Neale said McLaren had deliberately chosen to try new avenues with its suspension and exhaust even though an evolutionary design was an option with the regulations broadly unchanged for 2013.
January 28th, 2013
Lotus will officially kick off the build-up to the 2013 Formula 1 season on Monday night when it unveils its new E21 during an online launch. The Enstone-based outfit is hoping that the new car builds on the momentum of its successful E20 – which delivered a victory in the hands of Kimi Raikkonen in Abu Dhabi last November. With only subtle changes to the regulations for this year, allied to the fact that Lotus managed to bounce back from a mid-season loss of momentum, team principal Eric Boullier told AUTOSPORT over the winter that he would be satisfied if his team could begin the new campaign in the same shape as it ended last year.