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Finale to be worth double points from 2014

Formula 1 drivers and teams will be awarded double points for the final round of the season from 2014 onwards, with the sport attempting to prolong and increase the excitement of championship battles.

The tweak was agreed by the sport’s Strategy Group and Commission in Paris on Monday, and will immediately become part of the regulations as both bodies were handed rule-changing rights by the World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) last week.

Both the Drivers’ and Constructors’ standings will be affected, with 50 points going to the winner, 36 for second place, 30 for third and so on throughout the top ten positions.

Read the whole story on GPUpdate.net

Teams reject forced pit-stop proposal

Formula 1 teams have rejected a proposal to force drivers to make at least two pit-stops at each Grand Prix.

FIA President Jean Todt and Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone had initially discussed the idea in Abu Dhabi, with tyre supplier Pirelli eager to avoid a repeat of the failures it suffered at the British Grand Prix.

But when it was highlighted at the latest meeting of the Formula 1 Sporting Group and Commission, it received no support from teams, who were concerned about artificial strategies and similar race scenarios.

Read the whole story on GPUpdate.net

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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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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F1 converts to HD television coverage

It has been confirmed by Bernie Ecclestone’s Formula One Management (FOM) that the sport will be broadcast in full High Definition (HD) television coverage from the 2011 season onwards, therefore ending months of speculation over whether the innovation would be introduced this year.

From Bahrain in mid-March to Brazil on the final weekend of November, the entire campaign will be brought to our screens in HD, with the international world feed now being provided at a data rate of 42 megabits per second and in MPEG-2 format.

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’Major Changes’ set for 2013 Formula 1 Cars

Formula 1 cars are set to take on radical modifications ahead of the 2013 season, according to an investigation conducted by BBC Sport, as team bosses hope to improve racing and in particular overtaking opportunities. The new-style and slightly slower vehicles, inspired by the ideas of designers Patrick Head and Rory Byrne, would have significantly smaller wings and specially-shaped floors.

The drafts have now been sent to F1 governing body the FIA in Paris ahead of a meeting for the Technical Working Group (TWG) in January.


The most significant changes would be the following:

  • Much smaller front and rear wings.
  • A far greater proportion of the total downforce of the cars will be created by the underfloor, compared to the wings.
  • A major reduction in the amount of total downforce created by the car.
  • To achieve this, the underfloor of the cars will be shaped along its length to generate downforce for the first time since the 1982 season – currently cars have bottoms that are flat between the wheels.
  • The average proportion of a lap that a driver is able to spend on full throttle to be cut from 70% in 2010 to 50% in 2013.
  • Tyres will remain large and chunky to ensure cornering speeds remain high.

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F1 2010; The Game

The guys from Codemasters did it again!

After releasing "F1 2009" for Nintendo Wii, which was already a great game!, they released "F1 2010".

The game is build around the 2010 Formula One season and I think it will be awesome!!!

I already have "F1 2009" and I sure I am going to buy "F1 2010".

Below are links to some videoclips …


The Official Launch Trailer
F1 2010: The Official Launch Trailer
The Video on YouTube


The Official TV Advert
F1 2010: The Official TV Advert
The Video on YouTube