Mallya denies Force India sale rumours

Jun.20 (GMM) A source close to Vijay Mallya has denied the latest wave of speculation about his F1 team Force India. Recently, the boss of British energy drink Rich Energy said it has agreed a deal “in principle” to buy […]

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Renault forced early Honda decision – Marko

Jun.20 (GMM) Dr Helmut Marko says Renault forced Red Bull into making an early call about its 2019 engine supplier. Red Bull wanted another race to assess existing supplier Renault’s new specification of power unit against Honda’s. Instead, the announcement […]

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Marko admits almost ousting Hartley

Jun.18 (GMM) Dr Helmut Marko has admitted he considered ousting struggling Toro Rosso driver Brendon Hartley. In past weeks, rumours abounded that the Red Bull consultant was shopping around for an alternative – perhaps Lando Norris or Robert Kubica – […]

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Spa, Liberty, sign new three-year deal

Jun.18 (GMM) F1’s popular Belgian grand prix is staying on the calendar. With Liberty Media pushing further into the US and elsewhere, there had been fears some races in Europe might be in danger. But Spa-Francorchamps is safe. L’Echo newspaper […]

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Red Bull not caving to Renault ultimatum

Jun.15 (GMM) Red Bull is not caving in to Renault’s pressure to immediately make its choice of engine supplier for 2019. The energy drink owned team wants to finally choose between Renault or Honda power between the forthcoming French and […]

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Hamilton deal set for Paul Ricard – report

Jun.14 (GMM) Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes may finally be ready to announce the continuation of their marriage. A deal has long been delayed, amid rumours the British driver is seeking more money or a shorter than three-year contract duration. There […]

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Hankook could replace Pirelli for 2020

Jun.14 (GMM) Hankook has entered the frame as F1’s potential next sole tyre supplier. In 2013, it was reported that the South Korean tyre marque had “several meetings” with then F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone. It came to nothing, but […]

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Renault out of patience with Red Bull delays

Jun.14 (GMM) With uncertainty looming over Red Bull’s next move, Renault looks to have kept up with Honda’s rate of progress. Red Bull’s Dr Helmut Marko said after Montreal that Honda, Toro Rosso’s engine partner, stepped forward to the tune […]

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Stationary brand opposes new F1 logo

Jun.13 (GMM) Liberty Media is still racing into trademark trouble over F1’s new logo. In January, F1 business journalist Christian Sylt revealed that the new logo “bears a striking resemblance” to an existing ‘F’ logo already registered by the stationary […]

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Villeneuve slams Lauda over father jibe

Jun.13 (GMM) Jacques Villeneuve has lashed out not only at Max Verstappen, but also F1 legend Niki Lauda. Villeneuve, the outspoken 1997 world champion, called Verstappen “a child” after the Dutch driver threatened to “head butt” journalists in Montreal. But […]

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McLaren would loan Norris to rival team

Jun.13 (GMM) Zak Brown says he would loan Lando Norris to another formula one team for experience. Recently, Formula 2 championship leader Norris – a McLaren junior driver – was linked with a mid-season move to Toro Rosso to replace […]

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