Saturday, 3 September 2011


- F1 calendar for 2012 released:
1 Australian Grand Prix - 18 March
2 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix - 25 March
3 Chinese Grand Prix - 15 April
4 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix - 22 April
5 Gran Premio de España - 13 May
6 Grand Prix de Monaco - 27 May
7 Grand Prix du Canada - 10 June
8 Grand Prix of Europe (Valencia) - 24 June
9 Santander British Grand Prix - 8 July
10 Großer Preis Santander von Deutschland (Hockenheim) - 22 July
11 Hungarian GP - 29 July
12 Shell Belgian Grand Prix - 2 September
13 Gran Premio Santander d'Italia - 9 September
14 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix - 23 September
15 Japanese Grand Prix - 7 October
16 Korean Grand Prix - 14 October
17 Airtel Grand Prix of India - 28 October
18 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - 4 November
19 United States Grand Prix (Austin, Texas) -  18 November
20 Grande Prêmio do Brasil - 25 November

- Bruno Senna will continue with his teammate Vitaly Petrov at Renault for the rest of 2011 after split with Nick Heidfeld earlier yesterday. Romain Grosjean will remain as the team’s third driver

- Toro Rosso is working on a factory expansion due to begin in the next few weeks and the team poised to finalise a sponsorship deal with Spanish oil giant Cepsa. As well as increasing its workforce from just 85 staff several years ago to a total of more than 280 now, efforts have been made on expanding its Faenza facility – with work on new buildings starting soon

- Trulli couldn't use the new power steering system in Spa (because it wasn’t powerful enough) and he says he will be able to use Lotus’s new power steering in Monza after he used that system first time in Hungary

- the spanish Marc Gene, Ferrari test driver, will be one of the star attractions at this weekend’s Ferrari Racing Days event in Spielberg, Austria. Gene will demonstrate an F60, the car used by the Italian team in the 2009, around the recently re-opened Red Bull Ring. Gene is a veteran of 36 Grands Prix with the Minardi and Williams teams and won the 2009 Le Mans 24-hour race with Peugeot. He joined Ferrari in late 2004 and works on development of their Formula One cars as well as carrying out promotional duties

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