Sunday, 6 November 2011


- F1 teams have agreed on the requested name changes (starting 2012 season) for Lotus Renault GP(in Lotus - but they are still thinking), Team Lotus(in Caterham) and Virgin Racing(in Marussia)

- Lola (racing car engineering company) is ready and waiting to join formula 1 next year as the 13th team.  Lola initially applied to join the grid in 2010, when the FIA opened up a bidding method for four new teams to take the grid to 13 teams. But Lola not passes in their challenge with the FIA choosing Lotus, Virgin, HRT and last - USF1 wich failed to make the grid and leaving the door open for a new competitor

- HRT has extended technical partnership with Williams for 2012, with the english team set to supply the spanish team with gearboxes and for the next year with KERS too

- Virgin Racing has announced that third driver Robert Wickens will replace Jérôme d’Ambrosio for next Friday’s first practice session at the Abu Dhabi GP after made his debut by making the 3rd straight-line aero test of the season at the Italian circuit of Vairano

- Paul Seaby(who role was of a mechanic when the outfit was owned by Benetton) has become Team Manager of Lotus-Renault GP

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