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F1 2011
« on: December 19, 2010, 03:13:24 PM »
There is less than 12 weeks to the start of the 2011 season, in Bahrain, starting on the 11th of March.

First practice in 81 days ;)

There will be a record 20 races next year, along with other changes.

So far we have;
 the ban on team orders lifted
 New race in India
 Adjustable rear wings
 No F-ducts or double diffusers
 Kers is back
 Pirelli taking over from Bridgestone
 Gearboxes must now last an extra week, making it 5 weeks without change
 Stewards can now impose more penalties
 107% Qualifying Rule

This years races are;

Bahrain (Sakhir) - 11 - 13th March
Australia (Melbourne) - March
Malaysia (Kuala Lumpar) - April
China (Shanghai) - April          (Track still waiting approval)
Turkey (Istanbul) -  May
Spain (Catalunya) - may
Monaco (Monte Carlo) - May
Canada (Montreal) - June
European (Valencia) - June
British (Silverstone) - July
German (Nurburgring) - July
Hungary (Budapest) - July
Belgium (Spa) - August
Italy (Monza) - September
Singapore (Singapore) - September
Japan (Suzuka) - October
Korea (Yeongam) - October
India (New Delhi) - October                (Track still waiting approval)
Abu Dhabi (Yas Marina) - November
Brasil (Sao Paulo) - 25 - 27th November

The drivers confirmed for 2011 are;

Red Bull - Vettel and Webber
McLaren - Hamilton and Button
Ferrari - Alonso and Massa
Mercedes GP - Schumacher and Rosberg
Renault - Kubica
Williams - Barrichello and Maldonado
Sauber - Kobayashi and Perez
Lotus - Trulli and Kovalainen

Who will be watching and what are your thoughts for 2011?



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Re: F1 2011
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2010, 04:12:38 PM »
If it's even half as close as this year then we'll be in for a treat.

However, above all else I just hope that we see a return to more overtaking on the tracks. Whilst the championship itself was pretty exciting there were some truly dire "races" to watch in 2010. The one at Abu Dhabi to end the season was a very long snore fest.

I can understand the money men wanting to take the championship to the east as that is where the big bucks are but the bottom line is that the tracks are just plain boring.

There was a terrible over-reaction in terms of safety following the tragic deaths of Senna and Ratzenberger at Imola in 1994 and the sport has lost something as a spectacle as a result.

Give me flat out races on the old Silverstone, Spa or Monza any day over processions at Bahrain and the likes.

I'd love to see Jenson Button win it, but I have a feeling it's going to be either Alonso or Vettel.

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Re: F1 2011
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2010, 08:21:05 PM »
I'm not a huge fan anymore. I used to watch most of the races when I was younger.

It has definitely lost a lot of its edge. But also, with the advent of Sky, there is a lot more choice now and other sports I watch which I put before F1.

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Re: F1 2011
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2010, 10:01:09 PM »
Well Webber seems to think he has won it... funny how he said that this time last year too....

I am dissapointed to not see fuelling back... the races will continue to have that bit more dullness to them, and i agree with Dave on saying some of the tracks are dire and pointless.