Here are some of the updates I found:
Karthikeyan springs surprise with HRT deal
Narain Karthikeyan will make his F1 comeback next season following news that he has inked a deal to race with Hispania. The Indian, who last competed at the top level back in 2005 with Jordan and who tested for Williams in 2006 and 2007, confirmed the development via Twitter.
“[I’m] back in F1 in 2011,” he wrote. “[I’ve] signed a deal to race for HRT. I’ve always maintained that my time in F1 was not over and now I’m making good on that promise.
“I’ve worked really hard to come back to F1 and it will be a dream come true to race in front of my home crowd in the Indian GP in October.
“I’m looking forward to the Indian public spurring me on with their blessings and good wishes. [I will be] ramping up my fitness regime now - big time. I see plenty of hours in the gym in the near future.”
Speaking to The Times of India, he added: "It has been a while in the making, but I am delighted to be racing again in Formula 1 in 2011.
“I am confident that I have the pace, the fitness and the will to succeed. I am extremely grateful to the Tata Group, without whose unwavering support, this comeback would not have been possible.
"I'm looking forward to racing for HRT, and to working again with Dr Colin Kolles [Team Principal at HRT]. We have a long standing and excellent working relationship together.”
During his time in the F1 wilderness, Karthikeyan competed in A1 GP, winning twice for A1 Team India. He has also raced at Le Mans, in NASCAR and the Superleague Formula.
Hispania Racing meanwhile has yet to put out any official statement in relation to its 2011 driver line-up.
GPUpdate.netD'Ambrosio in Virgin 2011!
Official: next year's companion Timo Glock in Virgin Racing will Marussia Jerome D'Ambrosio.
Confirmed the suggestion of the imminent press today was the official presentation of the Jerome D'Ambrosio as a full-time drivers the Virgin Marussia Racing in 2011 Formula One season.
"I am thrilled that I achieve my goal - F1 race seat Marussia Virgin Racing. When you came here in September of this year, with nothing more than I could dream of. I went through a tough test because of the job went on quite a rivalry. It went well, I felt that found its place. "
"I am very well in a team - all are incredible professionals, full of ambition. It's really exciting that I'll shaping the future of this team. I want to thank everyone at Virgin Marussia Racing for their faith in me, all in the Gravity Sport Management for granted I already support. "
Greener engines to be introduced from 2013
The FIA's World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) has approved new regulations which will see the 2.4 litre V8s currently used by Formula One teams replaced by four cylinder 1.6 litre engines from 2013. The decision to give the go-ahead to the changes follows lengthy discussions between the FIA, engine manufacturers and specialists.
The more environmentally-friendly units are expected to deliver a 35 percent reduction in fuel consumption, whilst providing the same level of performance enjoyed by today's F1 drivers. Energy recovery systems and additional energy management will be utilised to ensure this is possible.
“The WMSC approved the introduction of a new specification engine from 2013, underlining the FIA’s commitment to improving sustainability and addressing the needs of the automotive industry,” explained the FIA. “Following dialogue with the engine manufacturers and experts in this field, the power units will be four cylinders, 1.6 litre with high pressure gasoline injection up to 500 bar.”
Rev limits on the new engines will be reduced from the current 18,000 rpm to a maximum of 12,000 rpm.
An additional revision to the 2013 regulations will see a drop in the number of engines at drivers' disposal. Currently they can use eight units a season without penalty, but this will be limited to five in 2013 and reduced to four for subsequent seasons.
_________________________________________________________________________New name, new logo and has already painted R30
Renault F1 Team has revealed the actual painting of the R30 with the behavior of the shell scheme, which is to take effect next season in Formula One. It should be noted, however, that details of the painting may change as the endorsement of the statement issued today marked the Enstone.
And new logo:
Official: Maldonado Williams driver in 2010
It happened. AT & T Williams officially confirmed today that its partner, Rubens Barrichello in the 2011 Formula One season will be Pastor Maldonado.
New driver in Sauber 2011
BMW Sauber have announced that 20-year old Mexican driver Sergio Perez will race for the team next season, partnering current driver Kamui Kobayashi.
Perez, who will make his Formula One race debut at the 2011 Bahrain Grand Prix next March, finished second in this year’s GP2 Series, winning four races, including the prestigious Monaco round...
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Teams And Drivers(Predicted/Confirmed)
Red Bull Racing - Renault
1. Sebastian Vettel
2. Mark Webber
Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
3. Lewis Hamilton
4. Jenson Button
Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro
5. Fernando Alonso
6. Felipe Massa
TEST - Jules Bianchi
Mercedes GP Petronas
7. Nico Rosberg
8. Michael Schumacher
Lotus Renault GP
9. Robert Kubica
10. Vitaly Petrov
AT&T Williams - Cosworth
11. Rubens Barrichello
12. Pastor Maldonado
TEST - Valtteri Bottas
Force India F1 Team - Mercedes
Sauber F1 Team - Ferrari
16. Kamui Kobayashi
17. Sergio Perez
TEST - Esteban Gutierrez
Scuderia Toro Rosso - Ferrari
18. Sebastian Buemi
19. Jamie Alguersuari
TEST - Daniel Ricciardo
Team Lotus - Renault
20. Jarno Trulli
21. Heikki Kovalainen
Hispania Racing F1 Team - Cosworth
22. Narain Karthikeyan
Marussia Virgin Racing - Cosworth
24. Timo Glock
25. Jerome d'Ambrosio
TEST - Luiz Razia
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