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Pirelli confirm tyre allocations for Spa and beyond

Official tyre suppliers Pirelli have revealed which of their P Zero compounds will be taken to the next three rounds of the 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship in Belgium, Italy and Singapore.
At the Spa-Francorchamps race the hard and medium rubber will be used to allow the drivers to meet the demands of a circuit that puts plenty of energy through the tyres. The same two nominations will used for the manufacturer’s home Grand Prix in Italy in September.

Pirelli to trial new compound in Silverstone practice

During this Friday’s free practice sessions for the 2012 Formula 1 Santander British Grand Prix, the teams will have the opportunity to test a new hard tyre compound that Pirelli are developing for the future. Pirelli trialled a number of experimental compounds in last year’s practice sessions, but this will be the first time a new compound has been tried during a 2012 race weekend.

FIA rejects Lotus protest over Mercedes wing

Mercedes are free to continue using their innovative ‘double DRS’ rear wing after stewards in Shanghai rejected a protest from rival team Lotus on Thursday evening regarding its legality.
Mercedes’ rear wing has holes in its endplates which are exposed when the DRS is activated. Airflow entering the holes is channelled through the chassis to the front wing, where it is released to stall the wing, cutting downforce and boosting top speed in much the same way as the DRS itself does for the rear wing.

McLaren aero head joins Lotus

Lotus have confirmed that leading aerodynamicist John Iley is to become the team’s performance director. Iley joins from McLaren where he was head of aerodynamics and will start work with Tony Fernandes’ squad - to be known as Caterham next season - in June 2012.

Pirelli announce tyre choices for Japan and Korea

Formula One tyre suppliers Pirelli have revealed the compound nominations for the Grands Prix in Japan and Korea next month. The P Zero White medium tyre and P Zero Yellow soft tyres will be used in Japan. For Korea, just one week later, the P Zero Yellow soft and P Zero Red Supersoft have been nominated.

Pirelli confirm tyre allocations for Spa and beyond

Official tyre suppliers Pirelli have revealed which of their PZero compounds will be taken to the next three rounds of the 2011 FIA Formula One World Championship in Belgium, Italy and Singapore.

Super Visor - Formula One helmets become even safer

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A mere 1,200 gram carbon-fibre shell that can withstand the crushing force of a 55-tonne tank without deforming, and an 800 degree Celsius fire for 30 seconds without its interior rising above 70 degrees Celsius. This FIA-prescribed 8860 racing helmet reached such a peak after years of research and development led by the FIA Institute and leading helmet manufacturers.

Six colour codes to differentiate Pirelli tyres

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Italian tyre manufacturers Pirelli, embarking on the first season of a three-year agreement to supply Formula One, have revealed the colours that will distinguish the six different types of rubber that will be used throughout 2011.

A change in the air - 2011’s technical revisions

The sound of champagne corks popping may still be ringing in the ears after Red Bull and Sebastian Vettel’s title celebrations, but Formula One racing waits for no man. And if one was needed, the recent Pirelli tyre test served as a stark reminder of that. The switch from Bridgestone rubber is just one of a number of technical changes for next season, and as we await the publication of the full 2011 regulations, we take a look at the revisions the teams are expecting…

McLaren: Turbo engines and KERS are the future

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It's hard to believe that so soon into the 2010 season, the Formula One teams are already looking ahead to next year and beyond, but in a sport so fast-moving it never pays to be caught off guard.

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Flash news

Villeneuve parts ways with longtime manager Pollock

MONTREAL -- Jacques Villeneuve has parted ways with longtime manager Craig Pollock, who guided most of the former world champion's career.
Villeneuve, who has left open wheel to pursue a career in NASCAR, said Monday he no longer needed a manager to handle his affairs.
"I'm older, and probably no longer need a manager to perform those duties that Craig has covered so well before," Villeneuve said in a statement. "Now that I'm married, I'm much more reliant on my wife, and more and more I've been working on a lot of that stuff myself."

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2012 Race Drivers

Sebastian Vettel
Mark Webber
Lewis Hamilton
Jenson Button
Fernando Alonso
Felipe Massa
Michael Schumacher
Nico Rosberg
Kimi Räikkönen
Romain Grosjean
Paul di Resta
Nico Hulkenberg
Kamui Kobayashi
Sergio Perez
Daniel Ricciardo
Jean-Eric Vergne
Pastor Maldonado
Bruno Senna
Heikki Kovalainen
Vitaly Petrov
Pedro de la Rosa
Narain Karthikeyan
Timo Glock
Charles Pic

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