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Quick Glance at F1 Testing in Southern Spain

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 8, 2009 by autoracingpower

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There is only one driver present in the F1 testing in southern Spain this week that has a confirmed place on next year’s starting roster. And, that driver is Germany’s Nico Hulkenberg.

The test is the only one allowed before the New Year. It’s geared towards giving young drivers experience that is banned throughout the rest of the season. These drivers come from seven different countries, and may not have a representative in grand prix racing the upcoming year.

Some of these youngsters are closer than others into being inducted into the world of F1. The promising few are: Lucas di Grassi, Paul di Resta and JR Hildebrand.

Source: TimesLive

Williams Toyota Still Toying with KERS for 2010

Posted in Auto Parts, Formula 1, FOTA, KERS, McLaren Mercedes with tags , , , , , , , , on July 31, 2009 by autoracingpower
KERS - Kinetic Energy Recovery System

KERS - Kinetic Energy Recovery System

Williams Toyota is still considering running KERS (kinetic energy recovery system) in the 2010 Formula 1 season. This would conflict with the FOTA’s ban KERS in 2010 but Williams is not apart of FOTA as they chose to break ranks and sign up for the 2010 Formula 1 season during the FOTA vs. FIA battle.

The FOTA KERS ban is considered a gentleman’s agreement among the FOTA members but Williams has continued to develop their flywheel KERS system throughout the year as the technical regulations will permit teams to use the controversial hybrid system in 2010.

One FOTA member that may want to consider reviewing the KERS ban is McLaren, who have built a reliable system and used it in many races this season.

Source: MSN Sports

Singapore F1 Venue Wins Award

Posted in Formula 1, Gallery with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 13, 2008 by autoracingpower

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The Singapore Grand Prix venue has won the award for Motor Sport Facility of the Year. The award was announced November 11 at the annual Motor Sport World awards in Cologne, Germany.

The 5.067km track was praised for the way the track was integrated through the center of the city and for successfully holding the first F1 race at night under the lights.

Runners-up for the award included the European Grand Prix in Valenica, the Toyota Racing Development chassis engineering building in Cologne and a new racing facility at Sturup in Sweden.

Fernando Alonso won the event for Renault, Rosberg obtained a rare podium finish in 2nd for Williams, and eventual World-Champion Lewis Hamiliton took 3rd for McLaren.

Source: The Straights Times, AsiaOne.com