Ok, So it's still 3+ months away , but this will be the place to discuss the 2007 season. The 2006 season thread can be found here 2007 FIA Formula One World Championship Race Calendar: 01. Australia MAR 18 02. Malaysia APR 08 03. Bahrain APR 15 04. Spain MAY 13 05. Monaco MAY 27 06. Canada JUN 10 07. USA JUN 17 08. France JUL 01 09. Britain JUL 08 10. Germany JUL 22 11. Hungary AUG 05 12. Turkey AUG 26 13. Italy SEP 09 14. Belgium SEP 16 15. Japan SEP 30 16. China OCT 07 17. Brazil OCT 21 Renault Heikki Kovalainen Giancarlo Fisichella Ricardo Zonta (test driver) Nelson Piquet Jr. (test driver) McLaren Fernando Alonso Lewis Hamilton Pedro de la Rosa (test driver) Gary Paffett (test driver) Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen Felipe Massa Luca Badoer (test driver) Marc Gene (test driver) Toyota Jarno Trulli Ralf Schumacher Franck Montagny (test driver) Kohei Hirate (test driver) Kamui Kobayashi (test driver) Williams Nico Rosberg Alex Wurz Narain Karthikeyan (test driver) Kazuki Nakajima (test driver) Honda Racing Jenson Button Rubens Barrichello Christian Klien (test driver) James Rossiter (test driver) Red Bull Racing David Coulthard Mark Webber Robert Doornbos (test driver) BMW Nick Heidfeld Robert Kubica Sebastian Vettel (test driver) Spyker F1 Christijan Albers 2nd Seat TBC Scuderia Toro Rosso Vitantonio Liuzzi (TBC) Scott Speed (TBC) Super Aguri F1 Takuma Sato Anthony Davidson Rule changes Although the FIA had planned to switch to a single tyre manufacturer from 2008, Michelin has announced they will end participation in Formula 1 after 2006, leaving Bridgestone as the sole supplier for 2007. The teams finishing 5th–11th in the previous seasons' Constructors' Championship will no longer be allowed to run a third car on Friday following a rule change. The teams that finish 1st–4th are already banned from doing so. Engine development will be frozen from the 2006 Japanese Grand Prix, with these engines being used for the whole of 2007 and 2008. This is described as engine "homologation" by the FIA. It was previously set to be introduced in 2008. All cars will be fitted with red, blue and yellow cockpit lights. The purpose is to give drivers information concerning track signals or conditions. The lights must be LEDs each with a minimum diameter of 5mm and which are fitted in order that they are directly in the driver’s normal line of sight. In order to give rescue crews an immediate indication of accident severity each car must be fitted with a warning light which is connected to the FIA data logger. The light must face upwards and be recessed into the top of the survival cell no more than 150mm from the car centre line and the front of the cockpit opening and as near to the marshal neutral switch as is practical. The two Friday practice sessions will expand from 60 minutes to 90 minutes. Any team will be allowed to use two cars, which may be driven by either the two race drivers or a nominated third driver. The engine penalty will now only apply in the second day of the grand prix weekends. Any engine change in the first day will not be penalised. No car will be allowed to enter the pits during a safety car period until all cars are in the group following the safety car. This prevents drivers from racing to the pits immediately after a safety car is deployed. In addition, any lapped cars in front of a car on the lead lap will be required to pass the safety car and restart at the end of the line-up instead of maintaining their physical position. All sorts will be happening this year; Single tyre manufacturer, homologated engines, No detuned V10's (IIRC), Schummi not being around, Brawn on Sabatical, Kimi at Ferrari & a couple of newbies in quick cars on the grid - it's going to be an interesting weekend, Aus, eh?