Mallya fires parting shot at deposed Ecclestone

Feb.24 (GMM) Vijay Mallya has fired a parting shot at the recently deposed F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone. The Indian businessman’s Force India team finished an admirable fourth overall last year, despite having one of the smallest budgets in pitlane. But […]

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Wolff ‘not worried’ amid suspension row

Feb.24 (GMM) Toto Wolff insists he is “not worried” Mercedes’ controversial suspension system will be declared illegal by the FIA. A dispute is raging between Mercedes and Red Bull, who are using a linked suspension concept, and another camp led […]

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Mercedes ‘closer and closer’ to 1000hp

Feb.24 (GMM) Mercedes is inching ever “closer” to the milestone mark of 1000 horse power with its field-leading V6 power unit. That is the admission of engine boss Aldo Costa, amid reports that while Ferrari, Renault and even Honda are […]

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Mercedes to test ‘shark fin’ in Barcelona

Feb.24 (GMM) Mercedes will add a ‘shark fin’ to its newly-launched 2017 car for the forthcoming official testing in Barcelona. When the W08 was launched at Silverstone on Thursday, it was notable that – unlike the similarly-revealed Williams, Sauber, Williams […]

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Mercedes to keep ‘driver rules’ in 2017

Feb.24 (GMM) Mercedes will continue to have written ‘rules of engagement’ for the battle between its F1 drivers. In recent years, the acrimony between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg meant that detailed guidelines about their on-track battles was enshrined in […]

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Mallya hits back at extradition moves

Feb.23 (GMM) Vijay Mallya has hit out at the Indian media, a day after his F1 team’s 2017 car was revealed to the world. The embattled businessman has high hopes for this season, rebuking Renault chief Cyril Abiteboul who doubts […]

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No late livery change for Renault

Feb.23 (GMM) Renault has shot down a rumour that it might be considering a livery change for the start of the season in Melbourne. A year ago, as the French carmaker returned to the sport as a full constructor, it […]

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Ferrari won’t win 2017 title – Prost

Feb.23 (GMM) Alain Prost does not think a Ferrari driver will win the world championship in 2017. Despite high expectations, the fabled Italian team failed to win even a single race in 2016. But now the technical regulations are changing […]

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Verstappen ready for F1 title – Marko

Feb.23 (GMM) Dr Helmut Marko thinks Max Verstappen is ready to battle for the F1 title. This week, 19-year-old Max’s father Jos said he thinks the young Dutchman needs another year before Red Bull is ready to take on Mercedes. […]

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F1 legend Stuck likes 2017 cars

Feb.23 (GMM) As the new generation of F1 cars are steadily unveiled this week, German legend Hans-Joachim Stuck likes what he sees. So far, Williams, Sauber, Renault and now Force India have shown off their new cars that are tipped […]

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Zanardi not sure Ferrari ready to win

Feb.23 (GMM) Alex Zanardi is not sure Ferrari is ready to ace the new regulations in 2017. Like many fans, the former F1 driver is looking forward to the reveal of the new red car, following a disappointing campaign last […]

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Big teams deserve more money – Marko

Feb.22 (GMM) Bigger teams deserve more income because they give more to the sport. That is the claim of Red Bull’s Dr Helmut Marko, as the European Commission considers whether to investigate the sport’s practices and amid new owner Liberty […]

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Mercedes ‘curious’ to see Honda progress

Feb.22 (GMM) Mercedes’ engine chief has admitted to being “curious” to spot Honda’s progress of the winter period. While Mercedes has utterly dominated the ‘power unit’ era, Honda notably struggled in 2015 and 2016 at the beginning of the works […]

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