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December 2011

Head leaves Williams team after 34 years

Head leaves Williams team after 34 years

Patrick Head has departed the Williams F1 team entirely, the team confirmed in a statement on Saturday, with the former co-owner of the operation stepping down from the board of directors with immediate effect. 

 

Newey gets OBE in New Year Honours

Newey gets OBE in New Year Honours

World-renowned Red Bull Racing designer Adrian Newey is to be rewarded for his services to motorsport throughout his career with an OBE, after being included in the increasingly outdated New Year Honours list in the UK.

Vettel: No certainty to 2012 success

Vettel: No certainty to 2012 success

Double world champion Sebastian Vettel has insisted that he and his dominant Red Bull team are not guaranteed success in 2012, saying that they needed to work hard to make sure that they were in a position to compete.

FIA considering double DRS for Oz GP

FIA considering double DRS for Oz GP

Formula One's governing body is already considering changes to the current DRS rulebook for the 2012 season, including implementing a double overtaking zone for the season-opening race at Albert park in Melbourne.

Pastor: 2011 was 'worst possible' debut

Pastor: 2011 was 'worst possible' debut

Williams driver Pastor Maldonado has lamented that his debut season on Formula One put him in the "worst position" possible, but believes that the Grove-based team can fight back in 2012 after their worst-ever F1 campaign.

Boullier laments "blow" of Kubby loss

Boullier laments

Renault team boss Eric Boullier has suggested that the loss of the team's lead driver Robert Kubica before the start of the 2011 season was the team's biggest blow in 2011, despite their oft-publicised car development issues.

Boobens, Liuzzi sweating on 2012 drives

Boobens, Liuzzi sweating on 2012 drives

Veteran Formula One drivers Rubens Barrichello and Vitantonio Liuzzi have both admitted that they are still very much unsure of their futures in the sport, with their respective drives still up for negotiation for next season.

Chance of Kimi success is '50/50'- Berger

Chance of Kimi success is '50/50'- Berger

Former F1 driver and team boss Gerhard Berger has said that the chances of Kimi Raikkonen making a success of his comeback to the sport was "50/50", adding that he would not have taken the gamble on the Finn.

Todt: Vettel could trump Schu's records

Todt: Vettel could trump Schu's records

FIA president Jean Todt believes that new double world champion Sebastian Vettel could eventually top Michael Schumacher's record as the most successful Formula One driver ever, after his triumphant 2011 season.

Web 2.0 aiming for more aggressive 2012

Web 2.0 aiming for more aggressive 2012

New Toro Rosso driver Daniel Ricciardo has said that he will need to adopt a more aggressive approach to racing in 2012, with the Australian driver set to make the step up to the F1 midfield with the Red Bull junior team.

Hill predicts successful Kimi comeback

Hill predicts successful Kimi comeback

Former Formula One world champion Damon Hill believes that returning champion Kimi Raikkonen will make a success of his return to the sport, saying that the Finn can still win titles despite his time away from the grid.

Alonso still the "strongest driver around"

Alonso still the

Talkative Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo believes that the team's lead driver Fernando Alonso is still the best driver on the Formula One grid, despite the dominant 2011 season enjoyed by Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel.

Williams understand reasons for failures

Williams understand reasons for failures

The Williams Formula One team will be able to bounce back from their dismal 2011 campaign next year, according to the team's chairman Adam Parr, with the team's new technical staff now clear on what the team's problems have been.

Chanders targets WEC drive for 2012

Chanders targets WEC drive for 2012

2011 Team Lotus reserve driver Karun Chandhok has said that he is hoping to secure a race drive in the new World Endurance Championship for 2012, with the Indian driver hoping to combine that with another season in an F1 reserve driver role.

Trulli: Success better than pay drivers

Trulli: Success better than pay drivers

Caterham driver Jarno Trulli says that struggling teams opting for pay drivers to keep their financial operations going is "not worth" the effort, saying that employing the best available drivers and securing higher prize money was a better tactic.

Ferrari hint at Kubica/Rosberg moves

Ferrari hint at Kubica/Rosberg moves

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has flirtily namedropped a whole wealth of potential Formula One talents that the team could aim to sign alongide Fernando Alonso for 2013, should Felipe Massa continue to disappoint.

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