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Formula 1 season 2010

Postby jaydeep » Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:09 am

The FIA has officially confirmed the 2010 Formula One World Championship calendar ... New venue Korea is included, which brings the schedule up to 19 races and as expected Abu Dhabi has been allowed to swap last race with Brazil.

With new schedule very demanding last 2 races for drivers.

Date Race Circuit
14-Mar-2010 Bahrain Sakhir
28-Mar-2010 Australia Melbourne
04-Apr-2010 Malaysia Sepang
18-Apr-2010 China Shanghai
09-May-2010 Spain Barcelona
16-May-2010 Monaco Monaco
30-May-2010 Turkey Istanbul
13-Jun-2010 Canada Montreal
27-Jun-2010 Europe Valencia
11-Ju-2010l Britain Silverstone
25-Jul-2010 Germany Hockenheim
01-Aug-2010 Hungary Hungaroring
29-Aug-2010 Belgium Spa Francorchamps
12-Sep-2010 Italy Monza
26-Sep-2010 Singapore Singapore
10-Oct-2010 Japan Suzuka
24-Oct-2010 Korea Korea
07-Nov-2010 Brazil Interlagos
14-Nov-2010 Abu Dhabi Yas Island

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Re: Formula 1 season 2010

Postby jaydeep » Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:10 am

The FIA has accepted the F1 Commission's proposal for a new points system ... This step taken due to the expanded grid of 13 teams the new points system will be in place for next season.

I like this new point system as its giving more weightage to finishing on podium and first place driver also getting more points cushion like old days.

Points structure for new system
1st - 25
2nd - 20
3rd - 15
4th - 10
5th - 8
6th - 6
7th - 5
8th - 3
9th - 2
10th - 1

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Re: Formula 1 season 2010

Postby Thrillhelm » Thu Dec 24, 2009 12:40 pm

I like the return of Michael Schumacher to the F1 motorsport circuit. Let's see what the world's most successful F1 driver can do this time.

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Re: Formula 1 season 2010

Postby jaydeep » Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:04 am

Mostly points system which announced in December by WMSC is going to change ... F1 teams r suggesting more weightage should be given to winner.

Points structure which team wants -
1st - 25
2nd - 18
3rd - 15
4th - 12
5th - 10
6th - 8
7th - 6
8th - 4
9th - 2
10th - 1

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Re: Formula 1 season 2010

Postby Omkara » Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:30 am

sounds sensible but following their demand, no. 4 and no. 5 should get lower points!!

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Re: Formula 1 season 2010

Postby jaydeep » Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:58 am

Yes, after top-3 podium finish 5-odd points difference look better than 3 points difference.

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Re: Formula 1 season 2010

Postby jaydeep » Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:12 am

The International Automobile Federation (FIA) accepted new points structure suggested by teams to encourage what it called "the race to win" ... :)

Also new tyre rule is introduced, now those drivers reaching the third and final phase of qualifying will have to start the race on the same set of tyres with which their grid time was set and the number of dry weather tyres sets allocated per team has been reduced from 14 to 11.

Also from 2011 the 'double diffusers' that introduced last season into controversy from the opening race when some teams such as eventual champions Brawn turned up with a radical interpretation, will be banned ... Last year so-called this 'split level' or 'double-decker' diffuser used by Brawn, Toyota and Williams was a radical re-working of a device that improves downforce by channeling the flow of air smoothly under the car.

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Re: Formula 1 season 2010

Postby Prashant » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:33 pm

Probably much more important rule change is that refueling is no longer allowed - you have to carry the entire race load of fuel at the beginning.

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new Indian F1 driver

Postby Prashant » Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:00 pm

Karun Chandhok has secured a starting driver position for Campos (one of the new teams)! He will partner Bruno Senna, nephew of Ayrton.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/motorsp ... 537003.stm

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Re: Formula 1 season 2010

Postby kna » Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:24 pm

Hearty congrats to Karun. Wish him the best of luck for the 2010 season. Hopefully, he will still have a ride when F1 makes its debut in India in 2011.

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Re: Formula 1 season 2010

Postby Prem » Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:58 pm

Excellent News !!!
Congratulations. Hope the good news is formally announced soon.
:goodluck: Karun.....

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Re: Formula 1 season 2010

Postby jaydeep » Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:20 pm

It's great news but will wait to congratulate Karun until official announcement from Campos team.

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Re: Formula 1 season 2010

Postby jaydeep » Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:46 am

Campos team changed name of the team to 'Hispania Racing' ... Today afternoon they will announce their driver line-up and team car.

Also FIA confirms Official 2010 entry list ... 12 teams r participating as USF1 decided to join from 2011 season.

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No   Driver        Entrant                        Constructor
1    Button        Vodafone McLaren Mercedes      McLaren Mercedes
2    Hamilton      Vodafone McLaren Mercedes      McLaren Mercedes
3    Schumacher    Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team   Mercedes Benz GP Ltd
4    Rosberg       Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team   Mercedes Benz GP Ltd
5    Vettel        Red Bull Racing                RBR Renault
6    Webber        Red Bull Racing                RBR Renault
7    Massa         Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro      Ferrari
8    Alonso        Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro      Ferrari
9    Barrichello   AT&T Williams                  Williams Cosworth
10   Hulkenberg    AT&T Williams                  Williams Cosworth
11   Kubica        Renault F1 Team                Renault
12   Petrov        Renault F1 Team                Renault
14   Sutil         Force India F1 Team            Force India Mercedes
15   Liuzzi        Force India F1 Team            Force India Mercedes
16   Buemi         Scuderia Toro Rosso            STR Ferrari
17   Alguersuari   Scuderia Toro Rosso            STR Ferrari
18   Trulli        Lotus Racing                   Lotus Cosworth
19   Kovalainen    Lotus Racing                   Lotus Cosworth
20   Chandhok      HRT F1 Team                    HRT Cosworth
21   Senna         HRT F1 Team                    HRT Cosworth
22   de la Rosa    BMW Sauber F1 Team             BMW Sauber Ferrari
23   Kobayashi     BMW Sauber F1 Team             BMW Sauber Ferrari
24   Glock         Virgin Racing                  Virgin Cosworth
25   di Grassi     Virgin Racing                  Virgin Cosworth   

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Re: Formula 1 season 2010

Postby jaydeep » Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:05 am

Some important rules change for 2010 season

- cars must start with a full tank of fuel to last the entire race ... so fuel tanks have increased in size from around 80 liters to 250, and the cars have a longer wheelbase ... increase weight of cars from 605kg to 620kg
- but drivers will still have to stop for tyre changes which could now take as little as 3 seconds and become a key strategic focus
- the scoring system will be like MotoGP, where the top 10 getting points, 25-18-15-12-10-8-6-4-2-1
- No use of Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS)
- front tyres have been made narrower ... drivers who reach the third and final phase of qualifying will have to start the race on the same set of tyres with which their grid time was set ... also number of sets of dry weather tyres allocated to each team per race has been reduced from 14 to 11 ... 1 set must be returned after first practice and 2 after second practice ... wheel rim covers, which used by many in 2009, are not allowed
- in-season testing remains banned but a new regulation allows teams to test a replacement driver if he has not taken part in a Grand Prix in the two previous calendar years

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Re: Formula 1 season 2010

Postby suresh » Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:10 am

Why is no 13 missing in the list of drivers given by Jaydeep two posts before this one? Superstition? :D


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