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February 2011

Macca happy to see drivers fight on track

Macca happy to see drivers fight on track

The McLaren team are happy to see their two drivers race each other for track position, according to the team's managing director Jonathan Neale, despite the potential for the team's happy exterior to be ruined by any on-track spats.

 

Narain: Second driver will need funding

Narain: Second driver will need funding

Hispania Racing driver Narain Karthikeyan has said that he is sure his new team mate will have to bring funding to the team, though he says that the team is all set for a stronger 2011 season with their new F111 car.

Merc complete Brawn team takeover

Merc complete Brawn team takeover

The Mercedes car company has taken full control over their Mercedes GP Formula One team, after the parent company Daimler bought the remaining stake that Ross Brawn held in the squad from their team principal.

Final Barcelona test set to be split up

Final Barcelona test set to be split up

The twelve Formula One teams look like running to slightly different timetables at the final pre-season test in Barcelona, with some teams sticking to the original timetable and starting and finishing their test a day early.

Button predicts early "gap" to leaders

Button predicts early

McLaren Mercedes driver Jenson Button has lamented that the Woking team's struggles to rack up mileage in testing so far means that they will likely start the Formula One season with a gap to make up to the front of the field.

RBR engines set for Infiniti rebranding

RBR engines set for Infiniti rebranding

The Red Bull Racing team will badge their Renault V8 engines as 'Infiniti' units for the 2011 Formula One season, in a new deal with the Japanese partners of Renault that is reportedly set to be announced later this week.

Renault considered Ickle for 2011 seat

Renault considered Ickle for 2011 seat

Renault team principal Eric Boullier has said that the team had already considered bringing Nick Heidfeld into the team before Robert Kubica's rallying accident, saying that they had discussions with the German last year. 

Perez wows crowds with F1 demo run

Perez wows crowds with F1 demo run

Sauber driver Sergio Perez completed his planned demonstration run at the wheel of a 2010 Sauber Ferrari through the streets of his hometown Guadalajara on Saturday, in front of some 150,000 mildly-interested Mexican Formula One fans.

JYS: Blame Tilkedromes for lack of action

JYS: Blame Tilkedromes for lack of action

Former Formula One champion Sir Jackie Stewart has suggested that the lack of overtaking in modern F1 is due to fact that the modern Hermann Tilke-designed tracks do not punish drivers enough for making mistakes. 

Rookie Perez just looking to learn in 2011

Rookie Perez just looking to learn in 2011

Sauber rookie and famous sponsor-lover Sergio Perez has said that he is simply looking to learn his way around Formula One in his first season, saying that he will even be hoping to learn from his inexperienced team mate Kamui Kobayashi.

Virgin to keep F1 prize drive for GP3

Virgin to keep F1 prize drive for GP3

The Virgin Racing team have confirmed that the most successful of their three Manor Racing GP3 Series drivers throughout the 2011 season will secure a full test drive in their Formula One car at the end of the year.

Indian GP bosses to make track tweaks

Indian GP bosses to make track tweaks

The design of the new Indian Grand Prix track has been slightly altered and tweaked in order to try and encourage more overtaking during the race, after receiving a series of suggestions from leading Formula One drivers.

Horner: Bahrain GP return not impossible

Horner: Bahrain GP return not impossible

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has said that "nothing is impossible" with regards to the potential return of the 2011 Bahrain GP later in the season, but admitted that it will be a "challenge" to slot the race into the schedule.

Webber expects 'interesting' new season

Webber expects 'interesting' new season

Red Bull driver Mark Webber says that the new 2011 Formula One season will be "pretty interesting", given the wide range of new rules and the switch to dodgy-looking Pirelli rubber that the teams will have to get used to.

Kubica admits he was "lucky" with crash

Kubica admits he was

Injured Lotus Renault driver Robert Kubica believes that he was "lucky" to escape without more serious injuries from his rallying crash earlier this month, though admitted that he faced a "long and difficult" fight to fully recover.

Teams were ready to boycott Bahrain

Teams were ready to boycott Bahrain

According to the Williams team's chairman Adam Parr, Formula One's twelve teams would likely have decided to boycott the planned Bahrain Grand Prix next month had the race not been postponed by the Bahrain organisers.

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