Monday, 8 August 2011


- having announced that they won't use the hard compounds in the next three races, Pirelli have now confirmed that they are dropping the tyre completely.Pirelli announced after the Hungarian GP the compounds for the next three races with the medium and soft compounds being used at Spa and Monza and the soft and super softs at Singapore. Paul Hembrey confirmed that the hard compound would not be used again this season

- the V6 turbos set for 2014 will be the biggest change to engines in over 20 years, according to Renault’s deputy managing director Rob White. Last month the FIA approved plans to change the four-cylinder 1.6 litre engines - scheduled for 2013 - to V6s and delayed the introduction of the units by a year. F1 bosses also agreed to increase the rev limit on the new engines from 12,000 to 15,000rpm.The teams currently use 2.4 litre V8 engines but despite the changes, the overall power of the new units will remain at around 750bhp

- indian’s motorsport federation president(Vicky Chandhok - father of Karun Chandhok) has express his concerns about the event’s proposed April 22 slot on the 2012 Formula 1 calendar which the sport’s commercial manager Bernie Ecclestone submitted to the teams before of the Hungarian Grand Prix. Following team principals’ remarks that they are set to ask Ecclestone for a rethink due to the logistical demands of back-to-back non-European races at the end of the season, Chandhok believes New Dehli’s race could also benefit from a change of date due to the country’s hot weather at that time of the year. Temperatures in the region are frequently above 100°F during April only May being a hotter month for Dehli

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