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Motors The Official bit-tech F1 2011 Thread

Discussion in 'General' started by yodasarmpit, 30 Nov 2010.

  1. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    The 2011 driver line up is now online with 10 seats still to be confirmed.

    http://www.fia.com/en-GB/mediacentre/pressreleases/f1releases/2010/Pages/f1_2011_entry.aspx

    Both Force India seats TBA, hopefully one will be filled with the newly crowned DTM Champion - Paul Di Resta.

    2011 Team & driver line up:

    Red Bull Racing
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    1. Sebastian Vettel
    2. Mark Webber

    Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
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    3. Lewis Hamilton
    4. Jenson Button

    Scuderia Ferrari Marboloro
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    5. Fernando Alonso
    6. Felipe Massa

    Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team
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    7. Michael Schumacher
    8. Nico Rosberg

    Lotus Renault GP
    [​IMG]
    9. Nick Heidfeld Robert Kubica Potentially ruled out for season.
    10. Vitaly Petrov

    AT&T Williams
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    11. Rubens Barrichello
    12. Pastor Maldonado

    Force India F1 Team
    [​IMG]
    14. Adrian Sutil
    15. Paul di Resta

    Sauber F1 Team
    [​IMG]
    16. Kamui Kobayashi
    17. Sergio Perez

    Scuderia Toro Rosso
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    18. Jaime Alguersuari
    19. Sebastien Buemi


    Team Lotus
    [​IMG]
    20. Jarno Trulli
    21. Heikki Kovalainen

    HRT F1 Team
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    22. Karthikeyan
    23. Liuzzi

    Marussia Virgin Racing
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    24. Glock
    25. D’Ambrosio


    Interesting that both Renault and Williams have yet to announce a number 2 driver.



    Driver update:
    • 01/12/10 Pastor Maldonado named Williams no2 driver.
    http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2010/12/11582.html

    • 03/12/10 Timo Glock insists he will be racing for Virgin, still no confirmation from the team though.
    http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2010/12/11587.html

    • 21/12/2010 D’Ambrosio lands Virgin race seat for 2011
    http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2010/12/11614.html
    • 22/12/2010 Petrov retained by Renault
    http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2010/12/11615.html
    • 07/01/2011 Karthikeyan lands HRT race seat for 2011
    http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2011/1/11624.html
    • Paul di Resta lands race seat for 2011, Sutil retained.
    http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2011/1/11668.html


    2011 Testing calendar:

    • Valencia (February 1-3)
    • Jerez (February 10-13)
    • Barcelona (February 18-21)
    • Bahrain (March 3-6)


    2011 Race calendar:

    Calendar
    • 01 2011 FORMULA 1 GULF AIR BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX (Sakhir) 11 - 13 Mar
    • 02 2011 FORMULA 1 QANTAS AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX (Melbourne) 25 - 27 Mar
    • 03 2011 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS MALAYSIA GRAND PRIX (Kuala Lumpur) 08 - 10 Apr
    • * 04 2011 FORMULA 1 UBS CHINESE GRAND PRIX (Shanghai) 15 - 17 Apr
    • 05 2011 FORMULA 1 TURKISH GRAND PRIX (Istanbul) 06 - 08 May
    • 06 FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO DE ESPAÑA 2011 (Catalunya) 20 - 22 May
    • 07 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO 2011 (Monte Carlo) 27 - 29 May
    • 08 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DU CANADA 2011 (Montreal) 10 - 12 Jun
    • 09 2011 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX OF EUROPE (Valencia - Spain) 24 - 26 Jun
    • 10 2011 FORMULA 1 SANTANDER BRITISH GRAND PRIX (Silverstone) 08 - 10 Jul
    • 11 FORMULA 1 GROSSER PREIS SANTANDER VON DEUTSCHLAND 2011 (Nürburgring) 22 - 24 Jul
    • 12 FORMULA 1 ENI MAGYAR NAGYDÍJ 2011 (Budapest- Hungary) 29 - 31 Jul
    • 13 2011 FORMULA 1 BELGIAN GRAND PRIX (Spa-Francorchamps) 26 - 28 Aug
    • 14 FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO SANTANDER D'ITALIA 2011 (Monza) 09 - 11 Sep
    • 15 2011 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX (Singapore) 23 - 25 Sep
    • 16 2011 FORMULA 1 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX (Suzuka) 07 - 09 Oct
    • 17 2011 FORMULA 1 KOREAN GRAND PRIX (Yeongam) 14 - 16 Oct
    • * 18 2011 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX OF INDIA (New Delhi) 28 - 30 Oct
    • 19 2011 FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX (Yas Marina Circuit) 11 - 13 Nov
    • 20 FORMULA 1 GRANDE PRÊMIO DO BRASIL 2011 (Sao Paulo) 25 - 27 Nov
    * Subject to circuit approval
     
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  2. Pieface

    Pieface Well-Known Member

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    Should be an interesting season. Wonder where Hulkenburg will go to.
     
  3. sesterfield

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    hoping to get to Monaco and Spa this year :)
     
  4. rowin4kicks

    rowin4kicks a man walked into a bar ...

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    Would love to go back to Silverstone this year! It was a great experience, much better than watching on tv, those things are LOUD!!
     
  5. dragontail

    dragontail 5bet Bluffer

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    Will cars 22 and 23 make it?
     
  6. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    I might actually get to watch some of the races on race day, orrr, i'm going to be stuck at work and forced to watch it after i already know who won on iPlayer. I take it the beeb still have the rights to broadcast?

    Sam
     
  7. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Yup, the beeb are gonna be keeping it for a while now I reckon - ratings have apparently gone up quite a bit in the UK since they took it over.

    Frankly the coverage rocks.
     
  8. oasked

    oasked Stuck in the Mud

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    Yup, the coverage has been excellent. It certainly helps viewing figures in the UK to have Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton scrapping it out on the world stage!

    For all the naysayers who don't like Eddie Jordan or DC presenting along with Jake, I think they do a great job. The only part of the beeb coverage that I don't like is Jonathan Legard - he's constantly getting things wrong before Martin Brundle has to correct him.

    Here's looking forward to 2011 - come on Lewis!! :D
     
  9. Throbbi

    Throbbi New Member

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    The ITV coverage wasn't bothering me that much until a: the incident with the crazy nut case running up the hangar straight with a flag as they cut to adverts and b: i can't remember the year or race but i distinctly remember it being towards the end with a battle which could decide the title and only 3 laps left when they cut to adverts. They were unforgivable.

    Beeb coverage is actually better anyway imho.
     
  10. Pieface

    Pieface Well-Known Member

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    I'm one of those wishing Legard is gone by the next season. He's just plain awful. And I wouldn't miss Coulthard if he left. He's just too dull.
     
  11. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    DC would be better if he weren't in Red Bull's pocket. Legard can die in a fire.
     
  12. Shadowed_fury

    Shadowed_fury Active Member

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    BBC > ITV. Legard is the most annoying though - he makes easy flaws, and often says the same lines - kinda gets old.
    I enjoy DC's insights, alongside Brundle too.

    Bit funny that both Toro Rosso seats are both open, wonder how long that'll last...
     
  13. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    Hopefully, it might make it into the HD stage as well. Gotta make the most out of my Sky HD subscription.

    Sam
     
  14. crazyg1zm0

    crazyg1zm0 Well-Known Member

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    brazil last again :D
     
  15. Throbbi

    Throbbi New Member

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    Gotta agree on the legard front. Most annoying that man. Get one of the guys from Radio 5 in there instead of him. I thoroughly enjoy the discussions that go on during the free practice sessions. would be nice to bring just alittle of that into quali and race day.
     
  16. Pieface

    Pieface Well-Known Member

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    Get Chandhok in there!
     
  17. Shadowed_fury

    Shadowed_fury Active Member

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    this^
    Free practice sessions are awesome if only JUST for the commentary. Those 5live bunch are great!
     
  18. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    I only listen to the 5live commentary, nothing particularly interesting happens on track that needs watching, but all the gossip and banter they air is really interesting.

    For the live races next year I've resolved to put the 5live commentary on instead of the usual, but it doesn't seem right to watch F1 without Brundle anymore. :(

    [edit]Maldonado confirmed for Williams' 2nd seat.
     
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  19. djDEATH

    djDEATH Habari gani?

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    news is that F1 will be in HD next year (yarp) after a successful test at monaco last year. Rumour has it that both Toro Rosso drivers will be retained by the team, Algersuari is quoted as saying that Buemi would have been faster than Ricciardio in the RB6 and that give the two of them (Algersuari and Buemi) a good car and they'd be right up there with the others. Remember 2010 was Toro Rosso's first year as an independant car designer, all previous cars were hand me downs or customer cars from sister team Red Bull. Nice to see that kind of Comraderie between team mates if you ask me.

    Schumacher has been lamenting this season saying that on more than one occasion Nico had a better or more reliable car than him. I am a fan, but i do question the viability of being this old and still racing at 200+mph. Having said that, if Brawn pulls one oout the bag as he did with the defunct Honda (aka Brawn BGP001) which won in 2009, then there's every possiblity he could be celebrating with his long term ally at the end of 2011.

    Legard rumoured to be kept by BBC with it being Brundle that has his seat under threat. Not too sure on this myself, but Brundle has made it fairly public that he doesn't like Legard, and Legard makes it fairly public that he is an idiot who knows nothing of F1 (in my opinion).

    Here's hoping that they see sense and put someone technical in beside Brundle, who is in my opinion the best person for the job.
     
  20. alastor

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    The first confirmed launch date.
     

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