Ecclestone tips Hamilton to beat Vettel

Apr.24 (GMM) Bernie Ecclestone thinks Lewis Hamilton is still the clear favourite to win the 2017 world championship. That is despite the fact that his friend and regular former backgammon partner Sebastian Vettel is actually leading the drivers’ title chase […]

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McLaren crisis ‘worse’ for Alonso – Boullier

Apr.24 (GMM) McLaren-Honda’s performance crisis is “worse” for Fernando Alonso than it is for his rookie 2017 teammate Stoffel Vandoorne. That is the claim of the struggling, once-great British team’s boss Eric Boullier. His comments come as Spaniard Alonso made […]

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Pirelli rules out Prost tyre idea

Apr.24 (GMM) Pirelli is not keen on a proposal to fully liberalise the way teams use tyres in formula one. Currently, there are tight restrictions on how teams can select and race the compounds brought to races by Pirelli. But […]

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Villeneuve slams Alonso’s Indy 500 critics

Apr.21 (GMM) Jacques Villeneuve has hit out at drivers critical of Fernando Alonso’s decision to tackle the Indy 500 next month. Some of Alonso’s rivals – notably Romain Grosjean and Nico Hulkenberg – questioned the wisdom of Spaniard Alonso taking […]

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Lehto tips Raikkonen to bounce back

Apr.21 (GMM) Former F1 driver JJ Lehto has tipped his Finnish countryman Kimi Raikkonen to bounce back in 2017. With Ferrari’s title hopes high this year, team chiefs issued a warning about Raikkonen’s performance after Shanghai, amid rumours Daniel Ricciardo […]

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Berger hopes Vettel does DTM race

Apr.21 (GMM) F1 legend Gerhard Berger hopes Fernando Alonso’s decision to do the Indy 500 next month is the start of a new trend. “It’s like the old days,” said the former Ferrari and McLaren driver, referring to when drivers […]

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Vandoorne can relax amid McLaren crisis – Boullier

Apr.20 (GMM) Eric Boullier insists F1 rookie Stoffel Vandoorne is “not under pressure” amid McLaren-Honda’s current performance crisis. One analysis of the situation might be that with the team struggling for pace and reliability, Belgian Vandoorne is risking his once-in-a-lifetime […]

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Stroll not getting down about 2017 so far

Apr.19 (GMM) Lance Stroll says he is not getting down about the difficult start to his F1 career. The Canadian teen, already under pressure after a mistake-strewn winter and claims he is a ‘pay driver’, struggled in Australia and China […]

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No room at Porsche for Alonso – boss

Apr.19 (GMM) Porsche has played down claims it will host Fernando Alonso’s bid for 2018 Le Mans victory. The Spaniard is tackling next month’s Indy 500, as part of his stated push to win the ‘Triple Crown’ of motor sport […]

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Alonso ‘advised badly’ in F1 career – Horner

Apr.19 (GMM) Fernando Alonso’s career has taken a “strange” turn because of “mistakes” in his decision-making processes. That is the summary of Christian Horner, boss of the Red Bull team. In Bahrain, Horner joked that Alonso needs a “psychiatrist” after […]

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Massa accepts Verstappen apology

Apr.19 (GMM) Felipe Massa has called a close to the latest controversy surrounding Max Verstappen. In Bahrain, the Dutch teenager hit out at Brazil as a nation following a qualifying run-in with Felipe Massa. Massa responded angrily, and the Red […]

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