|* FOTA has published the schedule of private testing of the 2012 offseason: the teams will go on 7th to 10th of February at Jerez and then from 21st to 24th of February and from 1st to 4th of March in Barcelona. Finally it will be the comeback of private testing during the season since a session will be held on the Mugello circuit, owned by Ferrari, just before the GP in Barcelona , more precisely on the may 1st . |
* Charlie Whiting made a visit in late August to the organizers of GP from India and validated the circuit. However the license to host the Formula 1 Grand Prix will be issued one week prior to the GP when the project will be completed.
* Fia's plans to create a third free practice session on Friday of each GP reserved to 3rd pilots to make them more useful while allowing teams to test longer parts of their cars.