Paul di Resta
Team Principal: Christian Horner
Chief Technical Officer: Adrian Newey
Team Principal: Tony Fernandes
Chief Technical Officer: Mike Gascoyne
Previously Team Lotus
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Team Principal: Frank Williams
CEO: Alex Burns
Chief Designer: Ed Wood
Team Principal: Martin Whitmarsh
Technical Director: Paddy Lowe
Team Principal: Eric Boullier
Technical Director: James Allison
Team Principal: Dr. Vijay Mallya
Team Principal: Franz Tost
Technical Director: Giorgio Ascanelli
Team Principal: Ross Brawn
Technical Director: Norbert Haug
Team Principle: Luis Pérez-Sala
Chief Race Engineer: Toni Cuquerella
Team Principal: Stefano Domenicali
Chief Designer: Nikolas Tombazis
|2012 Sahara Force India VJM05-02
2012 Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7
Team Principal: Peter Sauber
CEO: Monisha Kaltenborn
Chief Desginer: Matt Morris
Changes to the 2012 Technical Regulations
-- All engine standard ECU setup and control parameters, which
were formerly contained only within a Technical Directive, are
now contained within the relevant parts of the Technical
-- The exhaust tailpipes are now strictly regulated in order to
ensure that the aerodynamic effect exhaust gases have on the car
is kept to an absolute minimum.
-- Better marking of in-car emergency switches operated by
marshals are now stipulated.
-- The side impact structures will now have to be subjected to a
further (upward) push-off test.
|2012 Photos of F1 Drivers & Cars
Each year, every Formula One team introduces
their new race cars and drivers for the year.
While the same drivers may race for a team
for years, the cars change every year.
This Web Site will always show you photos of
the "New Look" for Formula One every year,
beginning in January. By the end of the year,
the cars will have evolved, and perhaps several
drivers will have been replaced.
(February 28, 2012)
Previous F1 Launch Photos:
Team Principal: John Booth
CEO: Andy Webb
Sporting Director: Graeme Lowdon
Changes to the 2012 Sporting Regulations
-- Cars may no longer take part in preseason testing without having
passed all crash tests.
-- There will now be a maximum race time of four hours to ensure
that a lengthy suspension of a race does not result in a race that
could run up to eight hours if left unregulated.
-- Before the safety car returns to the pits, all lapped cars will be
allowed to unlap themselves and then join the back of the pack,
ensuring a clean restart without slower cars impeding those racing
for the leading positions.
-- Cars which were in the pit lane when a race is suspended will
now be allowed to rejoin the cars on the grid in the position they
were in when the race was suspended.
-- Drivers may no longer leave the track without a justifiable
reason, i.e. cutting a chicane on reconnaissance laps or "in" laps to
save time and fuel.
-- Drivers may no longer move back onto the racing line having
moved off it to defend a position.
-- One three-day test will be carried out during the season;
formerly there were none.
-- All stewards' decisions which are not subject to appeal are now
in one place instead of being in various places within the
-- All tires allocated to a driver may now be used on the first day
of practice; formerly only three sets were permitted.