Marchionne denies eyeing Ferrari buy-in

Jan.16 (GMM) Sergio Marchionne has denied that he has plans to buy into Ferrari after stepping down as Fiat president. The Italian-Canadian has already announced that he will retire as Fiat Chrysler chief in April of 2019, because “I want […]

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Pirelli defends expansion to seven tyre types

Jan.16 (GMM) Pirelli has defended its decision to expand its range of tyre compounds for 2018. The number of compounds for the coming season has blown out to seven, with the introduction of the ‘superhard’ and the ‘hypersoft’ options. One […]

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Briatore tips ‘return to podium’ for Alonso

Jan.15 (GMM) Flavio Briatore said he hopes Fernando Alonso can “return to the podium” in 2018. As Alonso’s management impresario, the former Renault boss was among those who helped broker the Spaniard’s ill-fated move to McLaren-Honda. Now, McLaren is dumping […]

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American drivers slam Haas boss comments

Jan.15 (GMM) Well-known American drivers have hit back at Haas team boss Gunther Steiner. Days ago, Steiner said the small Ferrari-linked American team does not have an American driver because there are none on the market that are ready for […]

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Bottas expects 2018 car to suit him better

Jan.15 (GMM) Valtteri Bottas says he expects this year’s Mercedes car to suit him better. The Finn arrived at the German team unexpectedly early in 2017, after new world champion Nico Rosberg suddenly quit. “Although very fast, the car was […]

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‘Fireworks’ expected at F1 meeting

Jan.15 (GMM) An F1 team boss is expecting “fireworks” at a forthcoming meeting. Roger Benoit, the veteran correspondent for the Swiss newspaper Blick, said the 2021 engine rules and income distribution will be discussed at the Thursday meeting. “I expect […]

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Trademark trouble over F1’s new logo

Jan.15 (GMM) F1 is heading for trademark trouble after launching its new official logo. Some fans were dismayed late last season when Liberty Media revealed that it is replacing the sport’s iconic ‘flying F’ logo of the Bernie Ecclestone era. […]

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F1 to reform rather than axe ‘grid girls’

Jan.11 (GMM) F1’s marketing chief says the sport is considering reforming rather than axing its traditional ‘grid girls’. Recently, F1 sporting boss Ross Brawn said the concept of grid girls was now outdated and under serious review. His comments sparked […]

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Money not enough for F1 rookies – Todt

Jan.11 (GMM) A well-known driver manager and team chief says F1 is working to ensure only credible drivers make it to the grid. In recent days, there has been consternation within the F1 world that despite its heritage, Williams will […]

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Ricciardo would cope with Verstappen tension

Jan.11 (GMM) Daniel Ricciardo says he would “happily” deal with some more internal tension with Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen. Days ago, Dutch youngster Verstappen said that while he and Ricciardo get along, a 2018 championship battle between the pair […]

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