Russia hopes for grid girls return in 2019

Oct.15 (GMM) Organisers of the Russian grand prix negotiated with Liberty Media in order to dodge the F1 owners’ new-in-2018 ban on ‘grid girls’. Spectators and viewers of the recent race at Sochi will have noticed that, notwithstanding the sweeping […]

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Raikkonen fined after hitting parked car

Oct.15 (GMM) Kimi Raikkonen must pay a fine of 350 Swiss francs after hitting a car outside his home in Baar, Switzerland. ATS news agency, and the Luzerner Zeitung newspaper, report that the Ferrari driver struck a parked car in […]

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Todt visits Schumacher ‘twice a month’

Oct.15 (GMM) FIA president Jean Todt admits he visits his friend Michael Schumacher “twice a month”. Once the great German’s boss at Ferrari, Frenchman Todt is now a close family friend and one of the only people now allowed inside […]

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Four drivers line up for second Williams seat

Oct.15 (GMM) A quartet of drivers are in the running to be British rookie George Russell’s teammate at Williams in 2019. With Lance Stroll set to depart for Force India, Williams announced that Mercedes-backed 20-year-old Russell has been signed up […]

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Abiteboul understands Mercedes team orders

Oct.11 (GMM) Cyril Abiteboul understands why Mercedes has imposed ‘team orders’ at the tail end of the 2018 world championship. Some think that, given Lewis Hamilton’s lead over Sebastian Vettel, the Mercedes driver does not need the ‘number 2’ backing […]

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