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R31 Launch: Black to the future
31 january 2011
The world's media got their first glimpse of Lotus Renault GP's 2011 challenger this afternoon as the R31 was presented in the pit lane of the Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo.
UK MINISTER OF STATE FOR BUSINESS AND ENTERPRISE TOURS WILLIAMS TECHNOLOGY CENTRE IN QATAR
31 January 2011. Doha, Qatar. The UK Minister of State for Business and Enterprise, Mark Prisk, toured the Williams Technology Centre (WTC) in Qatar yesterday as part of an official visit to Qatar Science and Technology Park.
Testing 1,2,3…of February
Now that the R31 has been launched, the team's attention is firmly on this week's important test session in Valencia. Vitaly is the man who will give the R31 its first run out on the track and will be in the car for the first day of testing on Tuesday. Robert will then take over driving duties for the remaining couple of days.
Q&A with Robert Kubica
Robert talks about his excitement for the season and reveals his thoughts on the new regulations.
Q&A with Vitaly Petrov
The 26-year-old Russian looks ahead to his second year of Formula 1 as he aims to build on a character-building 2010 season.
Q&A with James Allison
After a busy winter, the team's Technical Director talks about the challenges faced during the design phase of the R31 and how the team has adapted to the new regulations.
Q&A with Eric Boullier
The Team Principal and Managing Director pays tribute to the efforts behind the scenes over the winter and looks ahead to the challenge facing the team in 2011.
Team Lotus Unveils 2011 Car
The Team Lotus 2011 challenger T128 was launched on Monday 31st January exclusively in Team Lotus Notes. The special launch edition of the team's magazine has a number of first-see images of the 2011 car and insights from key players within Team Lotus into the design and build process of the new car, including people from the Aero, R&D and Vehicle Dynamics, Design and Senior Management Teams.
Kobayashi and Pérez unveil the Sauber C30-Ferrari
Valencia/Hinwil, 31st January 2011 - Today, the day before the start of the official Formula One testing, the Sauber F1 Team presented the Sauber C30-Ferrari at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Cheste near Valencia, Spain.
Felipe Massa: "I want to be competitive as of the first race "
Maranello, 28 January 2011 – In 2009 you directly experienced driving with the Kers. How do you feel about using it again this year?
I think that we’re working in the same direction as in 2009 and since then lots of development has been done. We haven’t tried it out yet, but I think that we’ll have a good Kers, a little bit lighter and still strong, without losing the car’s set up. It’s important finding the perfect system with all the variables involved.
Fernando Alonso: "I’m always putting lots of pressure on myself”
Maranello, 28 January 2011 - Fernando, let’s imagine a situation where in Bahrain three cars are right one behind the other. What can happen?
The mobile rear wing can only be used on one straight on a lap, so the most important thing would be to arrive at the last corner with less than 1.5 seconds behind the car in front, which is really difficult. I don’t see the possibility of many overtaking manoeuvres. I think that it will still be difficult to overtake. And overtaking will still include taking risk.
Lotus Renault GP R31 car launch - Valencia, Spain - 31 January 2011
Lotus Renault GP will present the team's 2011 Formula One Car, the R31, on Monday January 31st at 11.30 GMT. Drivers Robert Kubica and Vitaly Petrov will be joined by reserve driver Fairuz Fauzy and team principle Eric Boullier for the unveiling at the Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo.
The F150 is the fifty-seventh single-seater built by Ferrari specifically to compete in the Formula 1 World Championship. The Maranello marque chose the name as a tribute and celebration of the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the Unification of Italy.
Ferrari presents F150
Interview with Stefano Domenicali
Let’s talk about the name: F150. Where does it come from?
F150, because we want to celebrate the 150 years of Italy’s unity. I think that our Team represents ‘Italianity’ in the world, although we are an international team, with members from all over the world.
Sauber drivers attend fitness camp: Climbing and shooting
Hinwil, 27th January 2011 – Over the course of four days, the Sauber F1 Team drivers have been sweating away at a special fitness camp under the watchful eye of medics and sports coaches. The camp was held at the Sportzentrum Kerenzerberg sports facility located above the Walensee lake in the Swiss canton of Glarus.
Q&As with Adrian Sutil, Paul di Resta and Nico Hulkenberg
1. You're back with Force India for another season! What are your feelings about this?
I made my F1 debut with the team back in 2007 and we've worked together since then, so to stay for another year here feels very right. I've always said that I feel good in this team, it feels like family and when you feel good, you are confident and can push to your maximum. We've made some good progress together over the past four years and I'm excited to be part of the the team when it takes the next step, which is hopefully to become a front running team. We have the same ambitions so it makes a lot of sense to achieve them together.
Force India F1 Team confirms Sutil, di Resta and Hülkenberg for 2011 season
26 January 2011 - The Force India F1 Team is delighted to confirm it has finalised its driver line-up for the 2011 FIA Formula One World Championship season. Following weeks of speculation, Adrian Sutil will continue with the Silverstone-based team for a fifth consecutive season and will be joined by Paul di Resta, who will make his Formula One race debut. Nico Hülkenberg will join Force India as the test and reserve driver as part of a long-term partnership with the team.
Mad-Croc and the Sauber F1 Team extend their partnership
Hinwil, 26 January 2011 – The crocodile won’t release its bite: Mad-Croc is to remain a Premium Partner of Sauber Motorsport. The logo of the UK-based producer of energy gum, chews and drinks will now be added to the air deflectors on the sides of the monocoque of the Sauber F1 Team race cars.
Q&A WITH COLIN KOLLES, TEAM PRINCIPAL
Tuesday 25 January 2011
Q: As we are now nearing the first test of 2011, Can you give us some details about the car that the Team is using?
CK: The 2010 car will be utilized at the first tests, and as soon as the 2011 car is ready, we will implement it. The plan is to use the 2011 car at the Bahrain test. The 2011 car will be a completely new car, and will be called F111.
Only a week to go till testing starts in Valencia and its busy busy busy in Scuderia Toro Rosso’s Faenza home and we don’t mind betting that’s the same scenario for the other 11 teams too.
Futuristic Hollywood lands in Formula 1 via Daniel Simon and Hispania Racing
Friday 21 January 2011
World renowned vehicle concept designer and visionary illustrator Daniel Simon (www.danielsimon.net) has reached agreement with Hispania Racing, to create a dynamic new corporate image for the Spanish team as it enters it' second season in the FIA Formula One World Championship.
A STATEMENT FROM FRANK WILLIAMS ON BEHALF OF WILLIAMS F1
21 January 2011. Grove, UK.
"For some years I have been considering how to secure the long-term ownership of Williams such that it will remain true to the aims with which Patrick and I established the team back in 1977.
RB7 LAUNCH DATE ANNOUNCED
The 2011 Red Bull Racing car will be unveiled on Tuesday February, 1 at 8.30am at Circuito Ricardo Tormo in Valencia.
As in previous years, Seb and Mark will reveal the new challenger to the world’s media in the Spanish pit lane before the first test of the season.
The only difference is this time we’re doing it as defending world champions.
The last time Adrian Newey unveiled a new car it was the X2010 designed for Gran Turismo 5. The RB7 may look a little different.
Fairuz Fauzy joins Lotus Renault GP for 2011
Lotus Renault GP is pleased to announce Fairuz Fauzy as a reserve driver for the 2011 season.
The 28-year-old Malaysian joins the team with a wealth of motor sport experience, including significant Formula 1 mileage gained during practice sessions in 2010. He has also raced regularly in the GP2 Series, A1GP, and the World Series by Renault, where he finished as championship runner-up in 2009.
Nevers Magny-Cours circuit motorway extension ready for official inauguration
Work on the motorway linking Paris to the Nevers Magny-Cours circuit has now been completed.
The Nevers South-Magny-Cours/Moiry section, upon which work began in 2008, opened to users on the 18 January. It will now be officially inaugurated by the premier of the Burgundy region, the head of the Nièvre district and the President of the General Council of Nièvre, as well as local personalities, on Friday 4 February at 11h30.
Pirelli completes private testing in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, January 18 2011 – Pirelli today completed its private testing campaign ahead of the 2011 Formula One season, for which the Italian tyre firm has been appointed sole supplier in a three-year agreement to 2013.
AT&T Williams 2011 Launch Update
18 January 2011. Grove, UK. The AT&T Williams team would like to confirm that it will debut its 2011 race car, the Williams Cosworth FW33, on day one of the Valencia test on Tuesday 1 February. Rubens Barrichello will undertake the first day and a half of testing duties, while Pastor Maldonado will take over on Wednesday afternoon for the remainder of the test.
Pirelli heads to Abu Dhabi for its final private test the first-ever on a wet track at night.
Newly developed PZero Formula One tyres equip Pedro de la Rosa’s Toyota test car.
Pirelli test drivers have covered more than 13,000 kilometres over the past five months, running at some of the most demanding European and Middle Eastern tracks. This has been a perfect testing ground to adjust the newly developed Formula One tyres, featuring four dry and two rain versions.
Save the date for the up-coming Formula One official test in Valencia, starting on February 1.
Williams F1 Announces Partnership with PDVSA
14 January 2011. Caracas, Venezuela. Williams F1 is delighted to confirm that the Venezuelan energy company, Petróleos de Venezuela S.A (PDVSA) has entered into a long-term partnership with the AT&T Williams team. The agreement was officially announced by the country’s President, Mr Hugo Chavez, at a demonstration event of the 2010 Williams Cosworth FW32 at the historic El Paseo de los Próceres in the capital Caracas this afternoon.
AT&T Williams Fires Up Venezuela
14 January 2010. Caracas, Venezuela. The AT&T Williams team took Venezuela by storm today as local hero, Pastor Maldonado, fired up the country in a demonstration run of the 2010 Williams Cosworth FW32 as a prelude to his debut in Formula One.
MGP W02 Launch Notification
New livery Lotus Renault GP revealed
2011 Autosport International Show - Thursday NEC, Birmingham. 13th January 2011.
Eric Boullier, Team Principal of Lotus Renault GP and Vitaly Petrov unveiled the new livery of the 2011 car
More Power to Marussia Virgin Racing
13 January 2011
The Marussia Virgin Racing Formula One team is delighted to announce that it has strengthened its existing relationship with Technology Partner CSC for 2011 and beyond. The newly enhanced partnership will see CSC, the world’s leading independent IT Services company, helping the team to double the computing power of its all-digital racing car development facility.
CERTINA and the Sauber F1 Team look forward to a new year together
Hinwil, 12 January 2011 – The watches are ticking as the Sauber F1 Team and CERTINA approach the start of another new year together. The Swiss sports watch brand has been a partner of the team since 2005. The Premium Partner’s logo presence on the Formula One team’s cars was extended in 2010, and in 2011 the brand’s logos will be displayed on the deflectors in front of the sidepods, as well as once again on the helmet visors of both drivers. Plus, CERTINA will kit out drivers Kamui Kobayashi (JP) and Sergio Pérez (MX) and the whole race team with its sporty and precise timepieces.
Italian suits for Kobayashi and Pérez
Hinwil, 7 January 2011 – A “P1” displayed on his pit board tells a racing driver that he’s leading. And P1 is also the name of the new Italian brand whose safe, stylish and comfortable driver overalls will be worn by the Sauber F1 Team drivers Kamui Kobayashi and Sergio Pérez in the forthcoming 2011 season.
Narain Karthikeyan signs with Hispania Racing for the 2011 Formula 1 World Championship
Friday, 07 January 2011 - “The Fastest Indian in The World”, Narain Karthikeyan will make his long awaited and promised comeback to the pinnacle of world motorsport, The Formula 1 World Championship, in 2011. After many months of negotiations and discussions with several Formula 1 teams, Narain Karthikeyan and his management have finally inked a contract with Hispania Racing as a race driver for the 2011 Formula 1 season.
AT&T Williams to Fire Up Caracas
06 January, 2011. Grove, UK. The AT&T Williams team is pleased to announce that it will run a 2010 Williams Cosworth FW32 race car in Venezuela on Friday 14 January. The event will be staged to mark Venezuelan-born Pastor Maldonado’s recent confirmation as an AT&T Williams race driver for the 2011 season.
Unique display of McLaren cars scheduled for season-opener
Vodafone Mclaren Mercedes fans intent on heading to the Sakhir circuit for the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix should ensure they head over to the McLaren Museum, a spectacular exhibition of some of McLaren’s greatest Formula 1 cars.
Presentation of the Sauber C30-Ferrari in Valencia
On 31st January, the Monday before the official start of testing for the Formula One season 2011, we will pull the covers off the Sauber C30-Ferrari at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo near Valencia. Then in the afternoon we will take the car for a few demonstration laps, allowing rights-free filming. See the schedule below for details of how the day will unfold.
Back to work
Maranello, 3 January – Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro is fully back to work today. Over the festive period, some areas continued work on the design of the new car and on parts production and in fact, in the days immediately leading up to Christmas the first 2011 car chassis underwent and passed a series of crash tests. However, only today is the full workforce back at their posts. The new season beckons, with the launch of the new car planned for the final week of this month, while testing gets underway on 1st February at Cheste’s “Ricardo Tormo” circuit near Valencia.