Archive for the ‘Formula 1’ Category

Formula One reached its peak at the Canadian Grand Prix.  The race lasted for over four hours from lights to flag, thanks mostly to the rain and the safety hazards that came with it.  Below is a video by Allianz with post race news…

I found this video today, and it made me laugh, so it’s now here on the blog.

On the Friday practice of the Malaysian GP, Hispania Racing’s Vitantonio Liuzzi’s F1 car runs into some trouble.

So Liuzzi heads off to the pits while some F1 Marshals are kind enough to push it off the road.  And then it happens.  Watch the video and have a chuckle.

In the growing excitement of the upcoming Formula 1 season, most of us have been grabbing what news we can from wherever we can find it.  Click on this link to see pictures of the F1 cars for the 2011 season.

To help us get into the swing of things, Red Bull (last year’s champions) has put out a video that shows just what goes on in building an F1 car.  Usually videos like these can be boring or just a marketing exercise for a big sponsor, this one is actually quite entertaining.

Watch the video to find out why…

Source: Autoblog UK

The first race of the Formula One season, set for Bahrain on March 13, was cancelled by Bahrain Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa following anti-government protests in the country.

The Bahrain Information Affairs Authority quoted via their Twitter site that “Bahrain’s priority is on overcoming tragedy, healing divisions and rediscovering the fabric that draws this country together.

“At the present time the country’s entire attention is focused on building a new national dialogue for Bahrain.”

Bernie Ecclestone, the big boss over at Formula One, will do his best to make sure the Bahrain Grand Prix takes place.  Eccelestone told the Daily Telegraph that “What has happened in Bahrain is desperately sad but one month ago everyone was looking forward to the race.

“No one had a problem with it then.  If everything is peaceful, which we hope it will be, then we will try our best to fit it in.”

The Bahrain Grand Prix has been a set fixture on the F1 calendar since 2004.  The first race of the season will now be the Australian Grand Prix on March 27, to be held in Melbourne.

 

Sources: Top Gear UKAutoblog UK

 

Ferrari F150... Bellissimo, no?

I’m sure that you massive fans of motorsport are already probably aware of this, but just in case you may have missed it, you should click on this link.

Why?  Well, you know how usually Formula 1 teams will go out of their way to find the most exotic locations to introduce their latest machines to the world?  Ferrari opted to do things a little differently this time round, launching their latest creation, the F150, online.  On the website you can find details and images of Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa’s new company cars.

The F150 is named after the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy, which is why you can find an Italian flag motif on the outside of its rear wing.  The rear wing, as a result of a rule change put in place for 2011, is now a movable item and it is hoped that this will create more overtaking opportunities.

The car uses the same 056 2.4-litre V8 engine that has been employed for the past few seasons.  2011’s new regulations have placed a ban on the blown and double diffusers, as well as the F-duct that was pioneered by McLaren.

 

Source: Car Mag SA