Monthly Archives: February 2011

Daimler and Aabar acquire Mercedes GP

It has been confirmed that Daimler, parent company of Mercedes-Benz, and Abu Dhabi-based Aabar Investments have now bought out 100 percent of the Mercedes GP Formula 1 team from Team Principal Ross Brawn, who until recently owned just under a quarter of the Brackley-located outfit.

The World Champion team of 2009 was purchased by Englishman Brawn following the sudden departure from the sport of former owners Honda in December 2008, although Daimler AG and Aabar Investments have now completed their full acquisition of the squad.

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Livery Williams F1 Team FW33

Williams has unveiled its full livery for the upcoming season, with Rubens Barrichello and Pastor Maldonado having used an interim colour scheme in pre-season testing. In accordance with new sponsor PDVSA, this year’s car is chiefly white but with flashes of dark blue.
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Some Pictures of the Williams F1 Team FW33 (Click on a picture to see a larger one)
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Bahrain Grand Prix postponed

Officials at the Sakhir International Circuit have announced that the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix has been cancelled as a result of the current political unrest in the country. With the statement having come from the country’s Royal family, the final pre-season Formula 1 test session has also been called off. The 2011 season will now begin two weeks later, in Australia on 27 March.

It is likely that the race will be placed further down the calendar, possibly becoming Round 18 between India and Abu Dhabi. Today’s news marks the first date change for a Grand Prix since Belgium 1985, when the Spa track surface was breaking up.

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All 2011 cars and liveries

Below is an overview of all 2011 cars and liveries. As you can read I have given my opinion about the cars and liveries. I dare you to give your opinion in the comments.

Force India F1 Team VJM04 (Click on a picture to see a larger one)
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I think this livery is very cool. I like it very much. I give it a nine and a half (9 1/2).

Hispania Racing F1 Team F111 (Click on a picture to see a larger one)
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I like the use of different colors on this livery. I give it a eight (8).

Lotus Renault GP R31 (Click on a picture to see a larger one)
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I like the livery of the Lotus Renault GP R31 very much. The perfect match of black, gold and red is very good. I give it a nine (9).

McLaren Mercedes MP4-26 (Click on a picture to see a larger one)
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I really do not know what it is with McLaren, but they make very good liveries. This one is no exception. I give it a nine (9).

Mercedes GP F1 Team MGP W02 (Click on a picture to see a larger one)
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The liveries of the Mercedes GP F1 Team cars are, two years in a rows, very minimalistic. But in this case I think the silver is great! I give it a eight (8).

Red Bull Racing RB7 (Click on a picture to see a larger one)
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There’s something with the livery of the Red Bull cars … I think that the use of colors and lines is just magnificent. I give it a nine (9).

Sauber F1 Team C30 (Click on a picture to see a larger one)
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I don’t like the livery of the Sauber C30 very much. I think it’s very minimalistic. I give it a six (6).

Scuderia Ferrari F150 (Click on a picture to see a larger one)
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I have always liked the liveries of Scuderia Ferrari and this one is no exception. I give it a nine (9).

Scuderia Toro Rosso STR6 (Click on a picture to see a larger one)
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I really like the livery of the Scuderia Toro Rosso. I think the placement of the bull is very good. I give it a eight (8).

Team Lotus T128 (Click on a picture to see a larger one)
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I liked the livery of the Team Lotus T127 and I like the livery of the Team Lotus T128 even more. I give it a eight (8).

Marussia Virgin Racing MVR-02 (Click on a picture to see a larger one)
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I think the livery of the MVR-02 is much better than the livery of the VR-01 because of the white tip on the nose cone and the use of grey lines on the side. I give it a nine (9).

Williams F1 Team FW33 (Click on a picture to see a larger one)
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Despite the fact this is a preliminary livery, I like it very much. I give it a eight (8).

Presentation Force India F1 Team VJM04

Force India has launched its 2011 car, the Mercedes-powered VJM04, online on Tuesday afternoon. The team’s fourth Formula 1 contender will be driven by Adrian Sutil and Scottish newcomer Paul di Resta.
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Some Pictures of the Force India F1 Team VJM04 (Click on a picture to see a larger one)
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