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“In the end for something like that the decision is with the teams. They might say no.”
Paul Hembery has taken time out of the August break to confirm rumours that qualifying tyres are on the agenda for the future. We reported in June that ultra-fast and sticky qualifying tyres, designed to last only one flying lap, are among Pirelli’s many ideas about how to maximise its new role as official F1 supplier.
The Test and Tune session included two 12-lap simulation races with approximately 20 cars in each
Forty-five American Canadian Tour Championship Late Model teams were on hand for a Test and Tune session at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH on Tuesday, August 2. Team’s from all over the Northeast, Ontario and Quebec were on hand in preparation for the All-Star Late Model Challenge at NHMS on Friday, August 12 and Saturday, August 13.
The report said teams may no longer spend any more than EUR 20 million
Formula one teams have agreed a budget cap for operational spending in 2011 and beyond, according to an Italian media report. Earlier this week, we reported that team bosses discussed the so-called Resource Restriction Agreement in Singapore last weekend.
“Their analytical work is ongoing — that’s all we know” – Villeneuve
Jacques Villeneuve is not confirming reports that the FIA intends to leave the 13th team spot vacant for the 2011 season. The 1997 world champion, in collaboration with Italian racing team Durango, is in the running along with Spain’s Epsilon Euskadi for the last place on next year’s grid.
F1 teams to test Pirelli tyres in Abu Dhabi
Pirelli has played down suggestions the new F1 tyre supplier’s relationship with the FIA is already off to a bad start. Until Pirelli received the green light by the World Motor Sport Council, it is believed FIA president Jean Todt was favouring the return in 2011 of Michelin.
The new formula would reportedly also involve KERS.
F1 teams are close to agreeing upon a new engine formula for the six-year period beginning in 2013. Until then, development of the current 2.4 litre V8s will remain ‘frozen’, to be replaced thereafter by similarly powerful engines that use less fuel, emit less pollution and are affordable for the small teams.