PlayDevil recently road tested F1 2011:
Here is a snippet:
"To add to the drama and importance of overtaking the car damage model has also been enhanced. One-complaint among fans of the first game who wanted a real simulation experience was that (compared to real F1 cars) the in game machines felt too robust. 2011’s new damage model sees more fragile vehicles being crushed and deformed to the point where a car can easily fail completely from a single impact."