|* the negotiations between Toyota and HRT have failed, which means that the Spanish team is in big trouble because it has not always car for 2011. Besides, the team plans are to use the 2010 car during the first half of the 2011 season while waiting to see what happens.|
* Renault is expected to announce the sale of its shares to the company-owned Proton Lotus. The team called Lotus-Renault (Renault to remain in the name of the new team in 2011 for the rights TVs). Note that Renault will be only an engine manufacturer for 3 teams: Red Bull, Lotus-Renault and the other team lotus which maybe will be called Malaysia1 .
* Nico Hulkenberg has left Williams and is supposed to be the 3rd Mercedes driver in 2011 .