Mayor says Sao Paulo not losing grand prix

Nov.20 (GMM) Sao Paulo mayor Joao Doria has dismissed as “speculation” reoprts Interlagos is set to lose the Brazilian grand prix. A cloud was already over the race’s future even before a spate of violent robbery incidents marred the recent […]

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Alonso admits eyeing Le Mans ‘future’

Nov.20 (GMM) Fernando Alonso says he is willing to talk about “the future” with regards to a potential Le Mans foray. Amid rumours he will do the fabled 24 hour endurance race next year, the Spaniard tested Toyota’s LMP1 prototype […]

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Wolff worried about Liberty’s F1 vision

Nov.20 (GMM) Toto Wolff has now joined Niki Lauda in saying he is worried about F1’s future. Lauda, who co-owns the Mercedes team together with Wolff and the German carmaker, recently said he is concerned about Liberty’s vision of the […]

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Lauda, Wolff want Hamilton to stay

Nov.20 (GMM) Mercedes has admitted it wants to keep Lewis Hamilton beyond 2018. Some media sources claim the new quadruple world champion is demanding a pay-rise for a new contract in 2019 and beyond. Niki Lauda, the team chairman, thinks […]

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Gov’t not involved in Dutch GP bid yet

Nov.20 (GMM) Dutch sports minister Bruno Bruins says the government will “wait” before getting involved in a grand prix bid. Last week, a feasibility study concluded that there is “no reason” why Zandvoort should not host F1 in the future. […]

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Hamilton leaves Verstappen ‘perplexed’

Nov.20 (GMM) Max Verstappen says Lewis Hamilton’s off-track behaviour often leaves him “perplexed”. The Red Bull driver told De Telegraaf newspaper that over the course of the last year, he began using social media less and less. “I don’t follow […]

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Massa doubts Alonso will win 2018 title

Nov.20 (GMM) Felipe Massa does not think his old Ferrari teammate Fernando Alonso will win the title next year. Brazilian Massa is retiring, and he admitted his next move will probably be into Formula E. “I think it’s the most […]

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Hamilton happier today than a decade ago

Nov.17 (GMM) Lewis Hamilton says he is so much happier today than he was at the beginning of his F1 career. The Briton has just wrapped up his fourth drivers’ title, telling the Italian magazine Sportweek that he is happier […]

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Stroll not listening to ‘haters’

Nov.17 (GMM) Lance Stroll says he would give himself “8.5 out of 10” for his rookie season in F1. Actually, the 19-year-old rookie has been roundly criticised this year, including by 1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve who doesn’t think Stroll […]

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Bottas must become F1 ‘killer’ – Wolff

Nov.16 (GMM) Toto Wolff has urged second Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas to become more of an F1 “killer”. After winning his fourth world championship, Lewis Hamilton is being hailed by his Mercedes chiefs. “It’s been rock and roll with Lewis […]

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Massa to accept FIA role

Nov.16 (GMM) The soon-to-be-retired Felipe Massa is set to take on an FIA role in the future. Waldner Bernardo, president of Brazil’s automobile federation, has confirmed local reports that suggest the departing Williams driver will represent Brazil at the World […]

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Lauda denies Mercedes to join F1 quit threat

Nov.16 (GMM) Niki Lauda has denied that Mercedes might join Ferrari in threatening to quit F1. “That’s nonsense,” the F1 legend and team chairman told Auto Motor und Sport. But it is clear that the manufacturers, including Renault, are not […]

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Montezemolo puts brakes on Vettel win

Nov.15 (GMM) Two former F1 luminaries have put the brakes on Ferrari’s optimism after Sebastian Vettel won in Brazil. Although the Maranello marque lost the 2017 title, Vettel was at least able to beat Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas to the chequered […]

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