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2011 season, car launch etc.

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by Bartek S., Dec 4, 2010.

  1. Bartek S.

    Bartek S. Well-Known Member Contributing Member

    Sauber announces 2011 car launch date

    The Sauber team has become the first Formula 1 outfit to announce the launch date for its 2011 challenger, which will be unveiled on 31st January.
    The Swiss squad said on Friday it will present the Ferrari-powered C30 car at the Valencia circuit.
    Official testing will kick off the following day at the Spanish circuit.
  2. Bartek S.

    Bartek S. Well-Known Member Contributing Member

    FIA reveals official 2011 entry list

    Red Bull Racing

    1. Sebastian Vettel
    2. Mark Webber

    Vodafone McLaren Mercedes

    3. Jenson Button
    4. Lewis Hamilton

    Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro

    5. Fernando Alonso
    6. Felipe Massa

    Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team

    7. Michael Schumacher
    8. Nico Rosberg

    Renault F1 Team

    9. Robert Kubica
    10. TBA

    AT&T Williams

    11. Rubens Barrichello
    12. Pastor Maldonado

    Force India F1 Team

    14. TBA
    15. TBA

    Sauber F1 Team

    16. Kamui Kobayashi
    17. Sergio Perez

    Scuderia Toro Rosso

    18. TBA
    19. TBA

    Team Lotus

    20. Jarno Trulli
    21. Heikki Kovalainen

    HRT F1 Team

    22. TBA
    23. TBA

    Marussia Virgin Racing

    24. TBA
    25. TBA
  3. footie

    footie Banned

    Am I right in saying there's a switch to a 1.6L 4cylinder turbo with 750hp for 2011, should prove a dramatic departure from what most are use to and a serious learning curve.
  4. Monster

    Monster Global Moderator Staff Member

    Think the switch will happen in 2013.
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  5. SKY

    SKY Well-Known Member

    What a joke of engines. They are gonna sound like a mower.
  6. Bartek S.

    Bartek S. Well-Known Member Contributing Member

    FIA drops team orders ban from 2011

  7. footie

    footie Banned

    I haven't followed it as closely as I should, so thanks for clarifing that point.
  8. Bartek S.

    Bartek S. Well-Known Member Contributing Member

    FIA approves radical rules shake-up

  9. bum-man

    bum-man Well-Known Member

    So I was only able to bring myself to watch only one race this season. The reason was mostly because too many things have changed too quickly for me. I think this will be it for me watching the sport indefinitely, at least until they come to their senses.

    Oh and 1.6L 12,000 rpm 4-cylinders I LOLed...
  10. Gullwing

    Gullwing Well-Known Member

    I hope it is a cast iron block engine :eusa_pray
    and drop the turbo for an electric supercharger.
    and maybe drum brakes and four speed automatic transmission stuck in economy mode.
  11. Wunderkind

    Wunderkind Well-Known Member

    Sadly, F1 is becoming more and more like F3.
  12. footie

    footie Banned

    Such a dramatic switch in engine technology will mean more manufacturers looking to enter the sport and promote what they see as their core values as a brand. VAG in one of those manufacturers which see themselves as leaders in direct injection turbo technology and my guess that the above revisions to the 2013 regulations have got them rethinking the idea of fielding a team in F1. The only question is which brand name will they chose to enter as. :eusa_thin
  13. bum-man

    bum-man Well-Known Member

    I think F3, by this time, will surpass F1...
  14. Bartek S.

    Bartek S. Well-Known Member Contributing Member

    Petrov gets new two-year Renault deal

  15. Bartek S.

    Bartek S. Well-Known Member Contributing Member

    2011 F1 LAUNCHES ffa59338dfecc044d372eab1eed940f8.

    Jan 28 cc9fb57ccbba743a6ae97eab2aa06b70. Ferrari
    Jan 31 00b7ac3ac2a7eda856f7fc64c2724da0. Renault
    Jan 31 74990e0028c1eb710e16414e6cc5d565. Sauber
    Feb 1 080d5cb70d5af7f6a85e29eb6b6dc057. Mercedes
    Feb 1 8e9ce3e931bb77ccd1ee718344e72764. Red Bull
    Feb 1 1f67fe89ff50ba42f397483cb816ffdb. Toro Rosso
    Feb 1 4fcb970929c5a0e45048feb8975261b8. Williams
    Feb 1 16bba8f3a00a1ddfb6b9d80b8bfa42e4. Lotus
    Feb 4 7e2a46e2cd672c16f7f2125f51340173. McLaren
    - 77728764c2f140664bc7b44e2c681037. Force India
    - b234427347a6ed86914c0d6afc24b288. HRT F1
    - Feb 7 2f640d0714d86ffd1527a4c5e90e9f78. Virgin
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  16. Centurion

    Centurion Well-Known Member Contributing Member

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  17. Monster

    Monster Global Moderator Staff Member

    Ferrari's F150: All the technical info | Planet F1 | Formula One | News, Standings, Results, Features, Video
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  18. braaf

    braaf Active Member

    Martin, maybe you can kill my curiosity. If I'm not mistaken these cars use seamless shift gearboxes. Is it any different from a lets a Ferrari Sequential box cos apparently only one clutch allowed in F1 cars. Thanks in advance.
  19. LaArtist

    LaArtist Banned

    Thats rather good looking:)

    Hope it sucks though
  20. Centurion

    Centurion Well-Known Member Contributing Member

    From the cockpit forward the car resembles the F60. The biggest change I see is the side of the side pod intakes as well as the fin that's not attached to the rear wing any longer. The most radical changes are likely beneath the surface where Ferrari are said to have an innovative suspension system.

    What caught my eye was the blatantly obvious Marlboro advertising. Subliminal advertising doesn't get more obvious than that. To my surprise they are lost Etihad and Mubadala as sponsors and opted for TATA. Worth mentioning is that the Fiat Group purchased back the 5% of the company they sold to Mubadala a few years ago.

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