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2011 F1 Barcelona Testing Times

The F1 testing at Barcelona finished today, giving us a slightly clearer picture of the relative performance of the different cars and the new Pirelli tyres. In 2010, the fastest lap was a 1min20.4sec time set by Lewis Hamilton. The new Pirelli tyres appear to have significantly less grip, as well as much faster degradation. […]

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Flexi-Wings Gone From F1

Despite all the denials from Red Bull that they’ve ever had flexible parts on their cars and repeatedly telling everyone that ‘our wings conform with and passed all FIA tests’, their 1.5 seconds per lap advantage has disappeared this weekend and the fans can look forward to some great racing in Belgium today! The rival […]

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2010 Monaco F1 Grand Prix

For years, the Monaco F1 Grand Prix has been all about qualifying. Modern F1 cars simply cannot overtake around the streets of Monte-Carlo unless a competitor has a big problem. Tomorrow’s qualification battle will be immense as the advantage the top teams have over the rest of the field will be largely removed. In Monaco, […]

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First Blood to Alonso

Well, that was an anti-climax! The anticipation of the first 2010 F1 race in Bahrain had me over-excited and eager for the start of one of the best ever F1 seasons. Sadly, the new rules seem to have backfired badly. Drivers were paranoid about saving their tyres, saving fuel, etc. and over-taking appeared nearly impossible […]

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2010 F1 Barcelona Testing Times

Here are the combined times from the last F1 test before the 2010 season gets under way. The top three teams are not very surprising, however some teams may still be playing their cards close to their chest. For example, Mercedes will not test their 2010 diffuser design until the first race two weeks from […]

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