Mercedes, Red Bull slam ‘Halo’ decision

Jul.21 (GMM) Mercedes and Red Bull bosses have hit out at the FIA’s decision to impose the controversial ‘Halo’ frontal protection concept for 2018. Many fans are outraged with this week’s news that the era of fully open cockpits is […]

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Kubica confident he can drive 2017 car

Jul.20 (GMM) Robert Kubica says the idea of testing this year’s Renault car does not faze him. Speculation the former grand prix winner could return to F1 after a more than six year absence is gaining traction, after Renault gave […]

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Carey wants more German teams in F1

Jul.20 (GMM) F1 CEO Chase Carey says he wants more German carmakers to join the category. Not just that, the American – who now runs the sport in ousted F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone’s wake – told Germany’s Sport Bild he […]

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FIA mandates ‘Halo’ for 2018

Jul.20 (GMM) The controversial frontal protection concept called ‘Halo’ will make its mandatory debut on all formula one cars next year. After Silverstone practice, Sebastian Vettel said the transparent alternative called ‘Shield’ made him dizzy, while car designers complained that […]

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F1 to discuss ‘Shield’ in Wednesday meeting

Jul.19 (GMM) The potential introduction of the cockpit protection solution known as ‘Shield’ will have top billing as F1’s strategy group meets on Wednesday. At Silverstone, Sebastian Vettel said he felt “dizzy” after becoming the first driver to try the […]

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Kubica to test 2017 Renault in Hungary

Jul.19 (GMM) Robert Kubica will step up his F1 comeback by testing Renault’s 2017 car after the forthcoming Hungarian grand prix. At Silverstone, Renault chief Cyril Abiteboul played down reports that the former grand prix winner’s bid to sensationally return […]

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Former PM hopes for Dutch GP return

Jul.19 (GMM) Former Dutch prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende says he hopes Max Verstappen can help power The Netherlands’ return to the F1 calendar. Recently, there have been rumours Zandvoort or Assen might be candidates to join the Liberty Media-penned […]

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Williams bans Villeneuve from motor home

Jul.19 (GMM) According to the rumour grapevine, Williams has banned its 1997 champion Jacques Villeneuve from the team’s motor home at grands prix. French Canadian Villeneuve is now a television pundit for Italy’s Sky, but the Williams ban apparently followed […]

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Marchionne calls for Ferrari ‘response’

Jul.19 (GMM) Sergio Marchionne has called for “an immediate response” from Ferrari after the British grand prix. In a speech to Ferrari staff, the team’s president was responding to the perception Mercedes has now clearly raced ahead in the battle […]

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Verstappen ‘still a little wild’ – Vettel

Jul.18 (GMM) Sebastian Vettel has no right to complain about dangerous driving. That is the retort of Max Verstappen, after German Vettel’s latest spate of fist-waving during the pair’s on-track battle at Silverstone. During the race, Verstappen said Vettel appeared […]

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Wolff wants Hamilton to stay at Mercedes

Jul.18 (GMM) Toto Wolff says he is pushing Lewis Hamilton to commit to Mercedes beyond the end of next year. After the British driver closed the championship gap to just a single point at Silverstone, Hamilton hinted to the media […]

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Bottas set for 2018 Mercedes deal – Wolff

Jul.17 (GMM) Valtteri Bottas looks set to secure a one-year extension to his Mercedes contract for 2018. The Finn signed a one-year deal to replace the suddenly-retired Nico Rosberg this year, and has been pushing for a “long-term” commitment by […]

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Verstappen says Ferrari rumours ‘positive’

Jul.17 (GMM) Max Verstappen has described rumours linking him with a move to Ferrari as “positive”. Amid his reliability problems, an underpowered Renault engine and obvious outward frustration in 2017, rumours have suggested Ferrari is serious about poaching the 19-year-old. […]

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Red Bull to consider Sainz release – Horner

Jul.17 (GMM) Red Bull chiefs and Carlos Sainz have hit back at suggestions the Spanish driver will switch to Renault ahead of the forthcoming Hungarian GP. It is claimed Renault wants to immediately oust struggling British driver Jolyon Palmer and […]

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