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[21 Jun 2013 | One Comment | 22,871 views]
Mercedes, Pirelli AND FIA Share Blame

Mercedes and Pirelli have both been reprimanded over their private tyre test in Spain, with the former also having to miss the upcoming three-day Young Drivers’ Test to off-set any advantage gained. However, the twist to the findings is that the FIA have also been found partially culpable due to the communications with Charlie Whiting and the FIA’s legal department.

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[8 Mar 2013 | 7 Comments | 6,884 views]
More and Less DRS in 2013

In 2013, the use of DRS in qualifying and free practice will be limited to the sames zones employed for the race, meaning the teams will have to rely on it much less in the battle for pole. However, that change is offset to some extent by the designation of two zones at almost every circuit – only Monaco and Suzuka escape with the solitary activation point.

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[14 May 2012 | 3 Comments | 2,501 views]
Hamilton, Fuel and an Anomaly in the Rules

When Lewis Hamilton coasted to a stop after setting a pole clinching time I always felt he was unlikely to keep it. Still, I like many were left confused as to why he was sent to the back of the grid. In the event, he was unlikely to have gained an advantage but even if he did, it seemed harsh to discard his lap in the second part of qualifying or even his first Q3 run. However, pondering Article 6.6.2 which he was deemed to have broken something about it …

Rules and Regulations, Technical, Video »

[15 Mar 2012 | One Comment | 1,094 views]
Effect of New Rules on Tyres

Noses have been lowered and blown diffusers are supposedly out. The results haven’t necessarily been pretty but what is the fundamental effect on the cars and, in particular, how they use the tyres? Pirelli explain…

Grand Prix View, Headline, Rules and Regulations, Season Preview »

[11 Mar 2012 | 2 Comments | 2,948 views]
What’s New For 2012?

Despite the raft of “ugly” noses that appeared as 2012’s new cars were revealed, there have been few changes to the technical regulations. Instead, it is new (and not so new) names that mark the biggest change on the grid this season with a series of driver changes as well as Lotus becoming Caterham, Renault going the other direction and Virgin now Marussia. So what other changes should you look out for in 2012?

Italian GP, Personal musings, Rules and Regulations »

[13 Sep 2011 | 33 Comments | 3,611 views]
Sorry, who is the Steward?

One of the controversial moments from this weekend surrounded Michael Schumacher’s robust defence against Lewis Hamilton – at one point the McLaren driver was even forced on to the grass at the Curva Grande so as to avoid a collision. Did Schumacher overstep the mark? More worryingly, however, seems to be the question of who decides…