Baku wants to renegotiate F1 contract

May 21 (GMM) Baku promoter Arif Rahimov has admitted the race wants to renegotiate its contract with Liberty Media. In recent weeks, rumours have circulated that suggested the Azerbaijanis want to end the ten-year deal negotiated by Bernie Ecclestone. The […]

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Engine makers plan Canada upgrades

May 21 (GMM) F1 engine manufacturers are planning significant upgrades for the Canadian grand prix. After Monaco this weekend, the sport will be heading to Montreal for round seven — marking the one-third distance in the 21-race 2018 calendar. So […]

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F1 eyes blue flag axe

May 21 (GMM) F1 is considering abolishing blue flags. The blue flag system was introduced in 1995, requiring lapped drivers to get out of the way of cars on the lead lap. But it is unpopular among many drivers and […]

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Liberty eyes F1 track resurfacing idea

May 21 (GMM) Liberty Media might consider pushing race promoters to resurface their tracks in a bid to spice up formula one. Greg Maffei, the Liberty CEO, told F1 business journalist Christian Sylt that the plan would make F1 “more […]

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F1 must ‘rediscover DNA’ – Abiteboul

May 18 (GMM) Formula one needs to rediscover its “DNA”, according to Renault boss Cyril Abiteboul. The Frenchman says that in recent years, as the popularity of Formula E and the world endurance championship increased, the core message of F1 […]

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Toro Rosso can win with Honda – Key

May 18 (GMM) Toro Rosso remains happy with its new relationship with Honda. James Key, the junior Red Bull team’s technical boss, said that unlike McLaren in the past three years, Toro Rosso is enjoying working with the Japanese manufacturer. […]

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Todt hits back at complaining drivers

May 17 (GMM) Jean Todt has hit back at top drivers who say they want more say about the rules in formula one. In Barcelona, Sebastian Vettel called the 2019 rule changes designed to boost overtaking “comical”. “Not to say […]

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