Welcome all to the Formula 1 2011 Pre-Season Thread. Here is the place to find out when the next tests are, who's driving for what team and to discuss the up and coming 2011 season. Here is the information you'll be needing to know for next season, don't worry I'll be updating this on a regular basis. Rule Changes 2011 will see the return of the 107% rule in qualifying. This means that any driver that sets a time outside 107% of the fastest lap in Q1 will not be allowed to race. The FIA have increased the maximum allowable penalty from $100,000 to $250,000. This means that racing stewards can issue to up to a $250,000 penalty to teams that fail to follow the rules. Team orders will no longer be banned. Tyre Supplier Changes Pirelli will supply the tyres to all teams after Bridgestone announced that it would not renew its contract with Formula One at the end of the 2010 season. Technical Changes The maximum height of the diffuser will be cut from 175 millimetres (6.9 in) to 125 millimetres (4.9 in), reducing aerodynamic downforce. Double Diffuser designs will be abolished. KERS will be re-introduced though the system will not be mandatory. In order to compensate for the increase in weight brought about by KERS, the minimum weight of the car will increase from 620 kilograms to 640 kilograms. FOTA have agreed to ban the F-duct system. An adjustable rear wing system will be introduced in order to aid overtaking. The number of wheel tethers – the load-bearing cables connecting tyres to the bodywork – will be doubled for 2011. F1 2011 Calendar The F1 2011 Calendar will contain 20 races with the addition of the Indian Grand Prix. March 13 Bahrain Grand Prix Sakhir March 27 Australian Grand Prix Melbourne April 10 Malaysian Grand Prix Sepang April 17 Chinese Grand Prix Shanghai May 8 Turkish Grand Prix Istanbul May 22 Spanish Grand Prix Barcelona May 29 Monaco Grand Prix Monte Carlo June 12 Canadian Grand Prix Montreal June 26 European Grand Prix Valencia July 10 British Grand Prix Silverstone July 24 German Grand Prix Nürburgring July 31 Hungarian Grand Prix Hungaroring August 28 Belgian Grand Prix Spa-Francorchamps September 11 Italian Grand Prix Monza September 25 Singapore Grand Prix Marina Bay October 9 Japanese Grand Prix Suzuka October 16 Korean Grand Prix Yeongam October 30 Indian Grand Prix New Delhi November 13 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Yas Marina November 27 Brazilian Grand Prix Interlagos The Bahrian Grand Prix will revert to its original layout as the new one receved a lot of negative reception. The Turkish Grand Prix will be moved forward ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix. The European Grand Prix will be moved forward. The Brazilian Grand Prix will be the final race of the season as in 2008. Team and Driver Lineups Red Bull Racing-Renault Race Drivers; 1. Sebastian Vettel 2. Mark Webber Test Drivers TBA McLaren-Mercedes Race Drivers; 3. Lewis Hamilton 4 Jenson Button Test Drivers; Gary Paffett Scuderia Ferrari Race Drivers; 5. Fernando Alonso 6. Felipe Massa Test Drivers; Jules Bianchi Giancarlo Fisichella Marc Gené Mercedes Grand Prix Race Drivers; 7. Nico Rosberg 8. Michael Schumacher Test Drivers; TBA Renault Race Drivers; 9. TBA 10. Vitaly Petrov Test Drivers; Fairuz Fauzy Romain Grosjean Bruno Senna Jan Charouz Ho-Pin Tung Williams-Cosworth Race Drivers; 11. Rubens Barrichello 12. Pastor Maldonado Test Drivers; Valltteri Bottas Force India F1 Team-Mercedes Race Drivers; 14. Adrian Sutil 15. Paul di Resta Test Drivers; Nico Hülkenberg Sauber-Ferrari Race Drivers; 16. Kamui Kobayashi 17. Sergio Perez Test Drivers; Esteban Gutierrez Scuderia Toro Rosso-Ferrari Race Drivers; 18. Sebastien Buemi 19. Jaime Alguersuari Test Drivers; Daniel Ricciardo Lotus-Renault Race Drivers; 20. Heikki Kovalainen 21. Jarno Trulli Test Drivers; Karun Chandhok HRT F1 Team-Cosworth Race Drivers; 22. Narain Karthikeyan 23. TBA Test Drivers; TBA Marussia Virgin Racing-Cosworth Race Drivers; 24. Timo Glock 25. Jerome d'Ambrosio Test Drivers; Luiz Razia Important Dates Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi 16th-17th November 2010 Young drivers’ test Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi 19th-20th November 2010 Pirelli tyre test Launch of Ferrari F150, Maranello 28th January 2011 Launch of Lotus TL11, Online 31st January 2011 Launch of Sauber C30, Valencia 31st January 2011 Launch of Renault R31, Valencia 31st January 2011 Launch of Red Bull RB7, Valencia 1st February 2011 Launch of Mercedes MGP W02, Valencia 1st February 2011 Launch of Williams FW33, Valencia 1st February 2011 Launch of Toro Rosso STR6, Valencia 1st February 2011 Testing at the Circuit de Valencia Ricardo Tormo, Spain 1st-3rd February 2011 Launch of McLaren MP4-26, Berlin 4th February 2011 Launch of Virgin MVR-02, London 7th February 2011 Launch of Force India VJM04, Jerez 10th February 2011 Testing at Jerez, Spain 10-13th February 2011 Testing at Circuit de Catalunya, Spain 18th-21st February 2011 Testing at Bahrain International Circuit, Bahrain 3rd-6th March 2011 Red means finished. Green means in progress. Latest Test The current test is being held at the Jerez Circuit. All the teams, apart from HRT, will be present for at least one day running their 2011 cars. HRT will be testing at Monza instead. Pictures and Testing Results (click to enlarge) Young Driver Test Day 1 results; Pictures Young Driver Test Day 2 results; Pictures Pirelli Tyre Test Day 1 results; Pictures Pirelli Tyre Test Day 2 results; Pictures Ferrari F150 Launch Pictures Lotus TL11 Launch Pictures Sauber C30 Launch Pictures Renault R31 Launch Pictures Red Bull RB7 Launch Pictures Mercedes W02 Launch Pictures Williams FW33 Launch (interim livery) Pictures Toro Rosso STR6 Launch Pictures Valencia Test - Day 1 Results; Pictures Valencia Test - Day 2 Results; Pictures Valencia Test - Day 3 Results; Pictures McLaren MP4-26 Launch Pictures Virgin MVR-02 Launch Pictures HRT F111 Launch Pictures Force India VJM04 Launch Pictures Jerez Test - Day 1 Results; Pictures Jerez Test - Day 2 Results; Pictures Thats all folks. Remeber if anything pops up and I haven't put it feel free to nag me. However also bear in mind that I am still at school but I will try to update this as often as I can. Thanks.