Tuesday, 30 November 2010

HQ Wallpappers - Red Bull

New download available on Downloads page - High Quality Wallpappers (RedBull F1 2010)

2010 Champion, Vettel - In Berlin with his Formula 1 car

Set up your F1 car V3: Height, Brakes, Gearbox

Height - When a car travels close to the ground, the air rushing between the underside and the road creates a vacuum effect that helps to suck the car onto the tarmac. The step reduces the amount of undercar area that is situated close to the track, thus reducing overall downforce. The actual thickness of this gap must be closely controlled - of the order of millimetres - and the suspension and tyre squash must be taken into account. As the car pitches and rolls under braking, acceleration and cornering, the ride height - and therefore downforce - at the four corners of the car varies. Cars are nowadays set very stiff to take account of this and help prevent any rotation of the car. A formula 1 car starts with 170kg of fuel and burn it off over the course of the entire race.  With F1 cars dry weight just 610Kg this is now a substantial proportion of the cars weight.  This extra weight will press down on the cars suspension pushing it closer to the ground.  Thus the cars ride height will alter considerably from the start of the through to the end.  Ride height is critical for two reasons; the overriding issue is aerodynamic.  Firstly the front wing and diffuser work in ground effect, so they work better the closer to the ground they get.  Thus the wings will work better at the start of the race and diminish as the fuel load lightens. Secondly ground clearance, the plank and titanium skid blocks will be prone to wearing when the car is heavy, excessive wear on the skid blocks will render the car illegal in post race scrutineering.

Brakes - The Braking option allows you to determine the balance between your front and rear brakes. In a F1 car, the brakes are usually balanced towards the front, as weight transfer under braking places additional demands on them. Changing the brake presure will alter the responsinevess of your brakes, making them brake softer/harder. This is useful for wet races when you use softer brake pressure setting and that helps to stop the brakes from locking up. Brake size determine how quickly your brakes heat up and become more efficient. The smaller the brakes, the faster they heat up and the earlier they become efficient. However, smaller brakes will overheat faster and become less effective towards the end of a long session.

Gearbox - Altering a car’s shift mode allows you to change how quick your car changes gear. Changing the shift mode to fast will allow you to change through the gears quickly but will result in more engine wear. Using a slower shift mode is beneficial in low grip conditions, especially wet weather, as it will cause the wheels to spin less violently as you change through the gears. You can also set the gears to change at specific speeds. 
              

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Set up your F1 car V2: Tyres, Suspensions, Aerodynamcs

Tyres - Tyres are larger on an F1 car than on a standard car and have no tread. The reason for them being slick is to maximise the surface area of the tyre and, therefore, prevent overheating. Of course, when it rains there would be no grip, since the tyres would be running on a cushion of water. Wet tyres therefore have a deep tread to disperse the water. The requirement of the tyres is to provide a contact patch between the car and the road. This contact patch must be as large as possible. The engineers can alter the size of this contact patch by altering the tyre pressure. A modern Formula One car's tyres are run at around 100oC for optimum grip. Any higher, and the tyre is being worked too hard: any less, and the full grip potential of the tyre is not being used. If the contact patch is ideally sized, then the three measurements should be fairly equal. If the central temperature is too high, the centre of the tyre is working too hard and needs to be deflated slightly. If the extremities of the tyre are too high, the tyre needs to be inflated slightly. The front tyres usually operate at a pressure of 23-24 psi and the rears at a pressure of 19-20 psi. If one side of the tyre is working harder than the other, then the angle of the tyre can also be adjusted. This phenomenon is due to the tyres being pressed into the ground whilst being driven. The contact patch of the tyre alters as all the other aspects of the car are adjusted and, consequently, the tyres are often one of the last parameters to be adjusted. (info from atlasF1 site)



Suspension - The most important elements of an F1 car suspension are the pushrods. The pushrods are the diagonal bars that link the car's chassis to the wheels.(more...)
Suspension influences  the power of the engine, the downforce created by the wings and aerodynamic pack and the grip of the tyres, and allows them all to be combined effectively and translated into a fast on-track package.




Aerodynamics - The most important  difference between a standard road car and a Formula One car is the large wings at the front and the back. These are shaped in a similar way to airplane wings, but inverted to generate downforce rather than uplift. As the angle of these is increased, the downforce increases. This is fine, but for one problem - drag. In fact, a Formula One car's drag coefficient (a measure of a car's effectiveness at reducing drag, the higher the value the less effective) is usually around 1.0 - your standard road car probably has a value around 0.3. This drag effect limits a car’s top speed. At tracks with long straights, where time can be gained by having a faster top speed, the wing angle is minimised. This results in less downforce - a problem when it comes to cornering. The compromise is hard to find for a driver, but see how the wing angle varies massively on a car between a tracks with very different natures such as Hockenheim and Monaco. There also must be a balance between the front and back wings to prevent oversteer and understeer. Sorting out the difference between aerodynamic and suspension handling is the often mark of a great driver(edit from atlasF1 site).
Example for how aerodynamics works on a F1 car explained by Martin Brundle:

Monday, 22 November 2010

Set up your F1 car V1: Oversteer and Understeer

A car is oversteering when it feels as though the back is going round faster than the front. It is caused by a lack of traction at the rear either through lack of mechanical grip or too much acceleration. A car is understeering when the front doesn’t want to grip the road, and prefers to head to the outside of the corner at a narrower angle than the driver would wish. It is caused by a lack of grip at the front or too much speed through the corner.



We'll see how to set up a F1 car, but first we'll learn some basic craps: understanding oversteer and understeer




When you set up a F1 car you got to pay attention of every circuit characteristics, every particular details of it and last but not least youre driving style.

Thursday, 18 November 2010

My first blog post is

http://setbyspeed.blogspot.com/2010/03/true-skilled-master-of-driving.html



So Vettel is the real deal :)

back!!!!!!!

finally we are back!!!!!!!!

Thursday, 21 October 2010

SOON!!!!!

very very soon..we will be back with new sections, new things...

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Update on blog

from next month..i hope

Saturday, 29 May 2010

Qualifying round - Turkish GP, Tomorow Start GRID

1 Webber 1:26.295
2 Hamilton 1:26.433
3 Vettel 1:26.760
4 Button 1:26.781
5 Schumacher 1:26.857
6 Rosberg 1:26.952

7 Kubica Renault 1:27.039
8 Massa Ferrari 1:27.082
9 Petrov 1:27.430
10 Kobayashi 1:28.122
11 Sutil 1:27.525
12 Alonso 1:27.612
13 Pedro de la Rosa 1:27.879
14 Buemi STR-Ferrari 1:28.273
15 Barrichello 1:28.392
16 Alguersuari 1:28.540
17 Hulkenberg 1:28.841

Friday, 28 May 2010

First and second practice in Turkey, Mclaren trying to beat Red Bull


First Practice:
1 Hamilton - McLaren-Mercedes 1:28.653
2 Button - McLaren-Mercedes 1:29.615
3 Schumacher - Mercedes GP 1:29.750
4 Rosberg - Mercedes GP 1:29.855
5 Vettel - RBR-Renault 1:29.867
6 Kubica - Renault 1:30.061
7 Petrov - Renault 1:30.065
8 Webber - RBR-Renault 1:30.097
9 Alonso - Ferrari 1:30.294
10 Sutil - Force India-Mercedes 1:30.501



Second Practice:

1 Button 1:28.280
2 Webber 1:28.378
3 Vettel 1:28.590
4 Hamilton 1:28.672
5 Alonso 1:28.725
6 Rosberg 1:28.914
7 Schumacher 1:28.974
8 Kubica 1:29.225
9 Petrov 1:29.501
10 Massa 1:29.620
11 Sutil 1:29.629
12 Hulkenberg 1:29.987
13 Kobayashi 1:30.053

Thursday, 27 May 2010

News update

- Hermann Tilke will design the new American F1 track in Austin

- Red Bull may install f-duct for Istanbul Park race like Mclaren, Force India, Sauber and others



- New rear wing for Lotus in Turkey

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

News update

- ART Grand Prix co-owner Nicolas Todt has confirmed that the multiple GP2 and Formula 3 title-winning team has applied to enter Formula 1 next season
- Lewis Hamilton has been charged by authorities for doing stunts on public roads in Melbourne; more here











- HRT have announced they are to bring their partnership with Italian chassis manufacturer Dallara to a close
- Tavo Hellmund who is a partner in Full Throttle Productions believes that F1 has a big following in Austin in 2012

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

News update

- Massa - close to renew contract at Ferrari or not; his manager, Nicolas Todt, said that he talks with both Ferrari and other teams. Later this year contract with Ferrari F1 team will expire.














- AutoWeek reports that Monticello Motor Club – which is 90 minutes from Manhattan - has held preliminary talks with Bernie Ecclestone over a 10-year deal to stage a revived US round and that F1’s track designer Hermann Tilke has already visited the circuit that have potential to become the next home of the US Grand Prix; more detailes here

Monday, 24 May 2010

Preview Istanbul Park, Turkey

Istanbul Park is a motor sports race track in Akfırat County east of Istanbul ,Turkey. It was inaugurated on 21 August 2005. It has been called "the best race track in the world" by Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone. The venue of the Turkish Grand Prix is located in Pendik on the Asian side of Istanbul, close to the junction of Kurtköy on the north side of the TEM motorway, linking Istanbul to Ankara.

Turn 8 has rapidly become the track's most famous corner - Jenson Button -´´Turn Eight is one of the best corners in Formula One: it feels fantastic when you throw the car into the first apex, and then just feed it through with very precise throttle and steering inputs. When you get it right, it feels absolutely fantastic - you really can pull a lot of speed through that corner. If you can follow a car out of Turn 10, then you’ve got a really good chance of getting a tow and having a look up the inside into Turn 12, or even Turn 13 - those two corners are where all the passing usually happens..´´

With a total of 16 corners, the sharpest with a radius of merely 15 m, the formula 1circuit runs over four different ground levels with a start/finish straight over 650 m in length. The total race distance of the Turkish Grand Prix is 309.356 km over 58 laps.
The spectacular 5.378 kilometre track was designed by famed German architect Hermann Tilke and an unusual feature of the venue is that the lap runs anti-clockwise, making the Turkish Grand Prix one of only three races on the calendar to do so (Brazil and Abu Dhabi being the other two).
The main grandstand has a seating capacity of 25,000 spectators. In addition, natural ground stands and temporary stands can provide a total capacity of over 155,000. The paddock buildings are two-level structures; the ground floor reserved for racing teams, the upper floor serving as hospitality areas, with an additional viewing capacity of 5,000 seats. At each end of the paddock, there are two 7-story VIP towers. The circuit itself has already been compared to Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. Another notable corner is Turn 1, a sharp downhill left-hander immediately after the front straight. This corner has been nicknamed by some as the "Turkish Corkscrew" in reference to the famous "Corkscrew" at Laguna Seca. Both the 2006 F1 and MotoGP races at the circuit featured multiple incidents at this corner.
Top speed at the speed trap in 2005 was 329.5 km/h (204.8 mph) by modern F1 cars. In 2006 with the smaller 2.4 liter V8 engines (instead of the 3.0 liter V10s of previous years) the fastest cars reached 320 km/h, this is not down to power, however, the tyres were a major let down for all participating teams in the 2006 venue. Felipe Massa has an affinity with this circuit, with the Brazilian winning 3 of the 5 Grands Prix held at Istanbul Park.

The fastest race lap was achieved by Juan Pablo Montoya in 1'24.770, a time which is yet to be surpassed.
Winners at Turkish Grand Prix:
2005 Kimmi Raikkonen - Mclaren-Mercedes
2006 Felipe Massa - Ferrari
2007 Felipe Massa - Ferrari
2008 Felipe Massa - Ferrari
2009 Jenson Button - Brawn GP


Other events - the circuit has also hosted FIA World Touring Car Championship, Formula-G, Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) and the Le Mans Series 1,000 km race:
Thursday 27th May Formula One Press Conference - Press Room 14:00
Friday 28th May Porsche GT3 Cup Practice Session 07:45 - 08:15
Formula One Practice 1 09:00 - 10:30
GP2 Practice Session 10:55 - 11:25
Porsche GT3 Cup Qualifying Session 11:45 - 12:15
Formula One Practice 2 13:00 - 14:30
GP2 Qualifying Session 15:00 - 15:30
GP3 Practice Session 16:00 - 16:30
Saturday 29th May Formula One Team Pit Stop Practice 07:30 - 08:30
GP3 Qualifying Session 08:45 - 09:15
Formula One Practice 3 10:00 - 11:00
Porsche GT3 Cup First Race (12 Laps or 30 Mins) 11:25 - 12:00
Formula One Qualifying 13:00
GP2 First Race (32 Laps or 60 Mins) 14:40 - 15:45
GP3 First Race (15 Laps or 30 Mins) 16:20 - 16:55
Formula One Safety Car Demonstration Laps 17:10 - 17:20
Sunday 30th May Porsche GT3 Cup Second Race (12 Laps or 30 Mins) 08:25 - 09:00
GP3 Second Race (15 Laps or 30 Mins)09:25 - 10:00
GP2 Second Race (23 Laps or 45 Mins) 10:35 - 11:25
Formula One Drivers Track Parade 12:30
Formula One Starting Grid Presentation 12:45 - 13:15
Formula One National Anthem 13:46
Formula One Race 14:00
*GMT+2

Last year pole at Istanbul Park(Sebastian Vettel):

video

Sunday, 23 May 2010

News update

- Exclusive Vodafone McLaren-Mercedes screensaver(download from official mclaren site)¨This graphic clock counts down every moment until our next race. More than just measuring in hours, minutes and seconds, the clock also includes our own units of time like the number of pit stops and wheel spins¨
- At Abhu Dhabi will be the biggest theme park of ferrari(visit official site for detailes)
- Yas Marina becomes F1 in Schools centre of excellence. Abu Dhabi's Yas Marina Circuit has acquired the United Arab Emirates (UAE) franchise for the F1 in Schools programme, which challenges students to design miniature Formula One cars. The circuit will host a national final in June, which will see a UAE team qualify for the competition’s world finals in Singapore in September; more here
- last lap rule: “If the race ends whilst the safety car is deployed it will enter the pit lane at the end of the last lap and the cars will take the chequered flag as normal without overtaking.” - that clraify Schumacher's penalty at Monaco.
- Alain Prost wil be racing on Race of Champions(ROC) later this year

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Webber 1st at Monaco, Race summary


1. Webber
2. Vettel
3. Kubica
4. Massa
5. Hamilton
6. Schumacher
7. Alonso
8. Rosberg
9. Sutil
10. Liuzzi
11. Buemi
12. Alguersuari
At the start of 2010 Formula 1 competion i said that this year will be dominated by Red Bull cars and i was right:) so far..
So, at Monaco we attended at one of incredible victory of Webber, same as the race before, in Spain, and we remebered how Schumacher won a lot of races like that in the past, Vettel overtakes Kubica in first corner and folowed Webber in this Red Bull victory, Alonso very spectacular(from last place to sixth), Scumacher overtakes Alonso in the last corner of the last lap of the race and Massa and Hamilton just have not taken any impotant risks.
Many crashes and mecanic failures at this Grand Prix: Jenson Button - exploded clutch, Barichello and Hulkenberg (both from Williams)- crashed, Trulli and Chandhok tangle at Rascasse curve and crashed and other mecanic failures : Timo Glock, Lucas di Grassi, Pedro de la Rosa and Kamui Kobayashi.

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Qualifying round - Start Grid Monaco

1. Mark Webber 1:13:826
2. Robert Kubica 1:14:120
3. Sebastian Vettel 1:14:227
4. Felipe Massa
5. Lewis Hamilton
6. Nico Rosberg
7. Michael Schumacher
8. Jenson Button
9. Rubens Barichello
10. Vitantonio Liuzzi
11. Nico Hulkenberg
12. Adrian Sutil
13. Sebastian Buemi
14. Vitaly Petrov
15. Pedro de La Rosa
16. Kamui Kobayashi
17. Jaime Alguelsuari
18. Heikki Kovalainen


Alonso was unable to participate at this qulaifying session because of his broken car and will start in the last place tomorow, Webber was magnific with a lap time under 1 minute and 14 seconds and McLaren cars or drivers of McLaren were disappointing.

Practice 3 - Results Monaco

1. Kubica 1:14:806
2. Massa
3. Webber
4. Hamilton
5. Vettel
6. Schumacher
7. Rosberg
8. Buemi
9. Sutil
10. Button
11. Liuzzi
12. Alguelsuari
Alonso crashed after he dominated at 1st and second practice, and now hope his team will repair the damages and hopes to be ready for qualyfing session. Kubica is the surprize and i think best Buemi driving so far.

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Practice 2 - Monaco

1. Alonso 1:14:904
2. Rosberg
3. Vettel
4. Massa
5. Schumacher
6. Kubica
7. Hamilton
8. Sutil
9. Button
10. Webber
11. Petrov
12. Buemi
It seems this year at Monaco is a Ferrari domination, or good shape of Alonso, but just not drag to any conclusion and wait the practice 3, qualifying and not for least, sunday race.

Practice 1 - Monaco

1. Alonso 1:15:927
2. Vettel
3. Kubica
4. Webber
5. Massa
6. Schumacher
7. Hamilton
8. Button
9. Sutil
10. Buemi
11. Rosberg
12. Barichello

Monday, 10 May 2010

Preview Monte-Carlo, Monaco


Circuit of Monaco is a street circuit with: nineteen curves ,length 3.34 km/2.075 miles, located in South Western Europe on the northern central coast of the Mediterranean Sea. The circuit is hosting the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix, F2, F3000 and GP2. The inaugural race was held in 1929 and was won by William Grover-Williams in a Bugatti and record lap in actual architecture was made by Michael Schumacher in 2004 1:14:439.


Mercedes engine dominated this circuit and with the current configuration of the track, since 2003,winners are : Juan Pablo Montoya - Williams-BMW 2003; Jarno Trulli - Renault 2004; Kimi Raikkonen - McLaren Mercedes 2005; Fernando Alonso - Renault 2006; Fernando Alonso - McLaren Mercedes 2007; Lewis Hamilton - McLaren Mercedes 2008; Jenson Button - Brawn Mercedes 2009.














Multiple winners for: Ayrton Senna 6(1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993), Graham Hill 5(1963, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1969) and Michael Schumacher 5(1994, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001).


Lets see last year pole gained by Jenson Button:
video

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Spain, Catalunya - Barcelona (Webber 1st)

1. Webber
2. Alonso
3. Vettel
4. Schumacher
5. Button
6. Massa
7. Sutil
8. Kubica
9. Barichello
10. Alguersuari
11. Petrov
12. Kobayashi
13. Rosberg

Webber made a perfect race, Alonso had a lot of luck after Vettel brakes problem and Lewis Hamilton abandon ...and Rosberg was lame :).
(Hamilton had a flat tyre on last lap when he was second)

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Tomorow start grid - Catalunya, Spain

Qualifing round ends with next results:
1. Webber 1:19.995
2. Vettel 1:20.101
3. Hamilton 1:20.829
4. Alonso 1:20.937
5. Button 1:20.991
6. Schumacher 1:21.294
7. Kubica 1:21.353
8. Rosberg 1:21.408
9. Massa 1:21.585
10. Kobayashi 1:21.984
11. Sutil
12. Pedro de la Rosa
13. Hulkenberg
14. Petrov
15. Buemi

Practice 3 - Result Catalunya, Barcelona

1. Vettel 1:20:528
2. Webber 1:21:232
3. Hamilton 1:21:348
4. Button 1:21:376
5. Scumacher 1:21:283
6. Massa 1:21:749
7. Rosberg 1:22:013
8. Alonso 1:22:091
9. Kubica 1:22:242
10. Sutil 1:22:377
11. Buemi 1:22:400
12. Kobayashi 1:22:412
13. De la Rosa 1:22:527
14. Hulkenberg 1:22:634
15. Alguersuari 1:22:926
16. Barichello 1:22:953
Qualifying begins in one hour.

Friday, 7 May 2010

Practice 2 - Results (Catalunya)

1. Sebastian Vettel 1:19:965
2. Mark Webber 1:20:175
3. Michael Schumacher 1:20:757
4. Frenando Alonso 1:20:819
5. Lewis Hamilton 1:21:191
6. Robert Kubica 1:21:202
7. Nico Rosberg 1:21:271
8. Felipe Massa 1:21:302
9. Jenson Button 1:21:364
10. Adrian Sutil 1:21:518
11. Pedro de La Rosa 1:21:672
12. Luizi 1:21:904
13. Kobayashi 1:21:931
14. Buemi 1:22:184
15. Barichello 1:22:192

News update - Ferrari removed "bar code"

Ferrari removed "bar code" to put an end to that story about tobacco ad.

First practice results - Barcelona

1. Hamilton 1:21:134
2. Button 1:21:672
3. Schumacher 1:21:716
4. Webber 1:22:011
5. Vettel 1:22:026
6. Rosberg 1:22:070
7. Kubica 1:22:202
8. Alonso 1:22:258
9. Petrov 1:22:397
10. Kobayashi 1:22:492
11. Buemi 1:22:588
12. Massa 1:22:975
Second practice begin in 2 hours and a half, and results will be posted in 4 hours.

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

News update

- Mercedes GP PETRONAS confirm the team’s new partnership with Autonomy Corporation plc, a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise and the second largest software company in Europe. Autonomy branding features on the chassis, nose and cockpit of the MGP W01 cars
- Aerodynamic upgrades for McLaren-Mercedes in Catalunya
- Michael Schumcher`s car is upgrated for Spain
- F-duct for Ferrari in Spain
- RedBull will not use F-duct in Spain

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Circuit of Catalunya, Spain

2 more days until first training session at F1 circuit of Catalunya that is 20km north-east of Barcelona city centre. This circuit has 16 curves, in first straight line, speed can get over 311 km/h and in the second straight line speed cand get over 291km/h; last part of the lap circuit is made from tight corners.
Kimmi Raikkonen's record of Catalunya circuit is 1:21.670, registered in 2008 and last year winner was Button.


First race in 91' was won by Nigel Mansell - Williams-Renault after a dramatic race when Senna spins at the last corner.



For spectators, the Elf corner - at the final two turns - is the best places to watch, as it is one of the track's few overtaking opportunities.



Best Catalunya preview here.

Monday, 3 May 2010

Philip Morris - Ferrari obvious

The discussion on the presumed use of the livery on the Ferrari Formula 1 car as subliminal advertising for Philip Morris products is a waste of time; there is just a graphic paint, not words or something else that can make you say that is Morris cigarette even if it's a Morris ad. That graphic can be a bar code :)

Friday, 30 April 2010

Légion d’Honneur for Michael Schumacher

Prime Minister of France, Francois Fillon offered Légion d’Honneur to Michael Schumacher for his lifetime achievements in Formula One.


The Légion d’Honneur is an order of the French state first established in 1802 to reward military and civilian service, outstanding talent and great virtue.

Scumacher : “I feel very honoured and proud to have received this award. The ceremony was very solemn and moving. Afterwards we had the opportunity to meet up with some close friends in Paris.”

Thursday, 29 April 2010

New arena circuit @ Silverstone

Silverstone Arena Circuit, which will hold the 2010 British Grand Prix, was upgrated and was opened today in a ceremony at the track. F1 drivers Webber and David Coulthard were there for the unveiling the track.

F1 cars will hit 300km/h through the two fast upgrated corners which direct them off the old track - right curve name is Abbey & left curve name is Farm.

Crazy F1 simulator - Genius people :)

While surfing, i found real sh%t on youtube. Some people thought that today's game simulators are not advanced enough, so they built a super F1 simulator - awesome.

video


Someday u may even buy one of this, but the builders need some donations to evolve - u can visit them here.

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Williams F1 > Majority Share in WHP

Today, Williams F1 team, confirmed that it has acquired a majority shareholding (78%) in WHP (Williams Hybrid Power).
In 2009 WHP re-focused its development efforts (reductions in CO2 emissions) to road vehicle applications of the technology and has recently partnered with Porsche AG to run the system in the manufacturer’s new Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid.

AT&T Williams driver, Nico Hulkenberg, has experienced the technology when he completed three laps of the 24 kilometre Nordschleife on Friday 23 April driving the 911 GT3R.

WHP was successful this year at the debut in the Porsche hybrid, finishing 1st in its class and 3rd place on the second race of the season at the Nurburgring.

F10 - steering wheel

Giuliano Salvi, one of Ferrari engineer's, presents on Ferrari official site, the 2010 Formula 1 single-seater’s steering wheel and explaining its functions.
The Ferrari F1 drivers, Alonso & Massa, are using almost the same steering wheel on their F1 cars, modified for personal needs of each one.

Push here for presentation

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

News update

- The Sepang F1 Circuit is planning for a major upgrade. The track is searching for investors to upgrade the track facilities




- Michelin may not be the only tyre supplier entering F1 in 2011, with Avon tyres announcing they have been approached to join the sport...


- Ferrari still want MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi to race for them next year if they manage to change F1 rules and enter a third car, but the italian doesen't seem to agree this idea.














- Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo will resign as chairman of Fiat



- Kimi Raikkonen finished up his best weekend yet in WRC, driving his Citroen to a fifth place finish