‘Shark fins’ staying in F1 for now

Mar.23 (GMM) F1 fans will have to get used to the look of the ‘shark fins’ in 2017. New F1 chief Ross Brawn hinted recently that the unseemly appendages should be banned as soon as possible, but that would require […]

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Massa confirms Williams ‘competitive’

Mar.23 (GMM) Felipe Massa has confirmed the paddock perception that Williams looks set to be ‘best of the rest’ behind F1’s top three teams early in 2017. Many observers believe that Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull are clearly leading the […]

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Klien tips Raikkonen to shine in 2017

Mar.23 (GMM) One former F1 driver has picked a surprising dark horse for 2017 glory. Ex Red Bull driver Christian Klien says Kimi Raikkonen, who won his only title ten years ago, could be a perfect match for the more […]

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Kubica rules out F1 return for now

Mar.23 (GMM) Robert Kubica said he accepts that returning to F1 will for now remain a closed topic. The Pole’s promising F1 career ended abruptly ahead of the 2011 season when he partially severed his wrist, but he is now […]

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Ricciardo gets Renault boost for Melbourne

Mar.22 (GMM) Local favourite Daniel Ricciardo’s Melbourne hopes got a boost on Wednesday. As the Australian met with the local press ahead of the 2017 season opener, it emerged that Renault has solved the recurring reliability problem with its new […]

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Hamilton relationship ‘better’ – Wolff

Mar.22 (GMM) Toto Wolff says his relationship with Lewis Hamilton is “stronger” ahead of the 2017 season. There were obvious tensions in the silver camp after the Abu Dhabi finale last November, when Lewis Hamilton ignored team instructions to not […]

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Vettel names 2017 Ferrari ‘Gina’

Mar.22 (GMM) 2017 title favourite Sebastian Vettel has continued his tradition of naming his formula one car for the forthcoming season. The German always gives his single seater a female name, and this year his 2017 Ferrari is called ‘Gina’, […]

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Schumacher’s ‘favourite’ uncle dies

Mar.22 (GMM) The Schumacher family is grappling with its latest blow, as the F1 legend’s uncle passes away. Bunte, a German weekly newsmagazine, revealed that Karl-Heinz Schumacher – the brother of Michael’s father Rolf – has died after a battle […]

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Todt agrees V10 return ‘unthinkable’

Mar.22 (GMM) Jean Todt has joined fellow F1 boss Ross Brawn in saying a return of loud, normally-aspirated engines in the sport is “unthinkable”. The volume, complexity and expense of the current ‘power unit’ technology has been controversial since its […]

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