Kovalainen made bid to replace Bottas

Jan.18 (GMM) Former F1 driver Heikki Kovalainen has admitted he made a bid to replace the Mercedes-bound Valtteri Bottas at Williams for 2017. Amid strong speculation that Bottas would leave the British team, Kovalainen said he recently offered his services […]

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Lotus F1 foray ‘not a failure’ – Lopez

Jan.18 (GMM) Former F1 team owner Gerard Lopez has defended his record in the sport, insisting the Lotus foray was “not a failure”. The Luxembourg entrepreneur, who is now buying the French football club Losc Lille, sold the Enstone based […]

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Liberty still seeking FIA green light

Jan.18 (GMM) Only one hurdle remains as F1’s new owner Liberty Media looks to complete its buyout of the sport. This week, Liberty’s shareholders got together in Colorado to vote on the F1 acquisition, the company headed by US media […]

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Vandoorne unsure McLaren can win in 2017

Jan.17 (GMM) Stoffel Vandoorne is not sure McLaren will be ready to win races in 2017. After two seasons of struggle but steady improvement, the Honda-powered team has announced it will launch its new car on February 24 — the […]

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One year deal for Bottas ‘strange’ – Salo

Jan.17 (GMM) Valtteri Bottas’ one-year contract to drive for Mercedes in 2017 is “really strange”. That is the view of Mika Salo, a fellow Finn and former F1 driver. Bottas’ switch from Williams to replace the suddenly-retired reigning world champion […]

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Last pieces of 2017 puzzle in place

Jan.17 (GMM) The last major pieces of the 2017 grid have fallen into place. Mercedes announced that Valtteri Bottas is joining the reigning world champions, Williams said Felipe Massa will replace the Finn, while the Mercedes junior Pascal Wehrlein’s Sauber […]

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Mateschitz undecided over F1 shares

Jan.16 (GMM) Dietrich Mateschitz says he is yet to decide if he will accept Liberty’s offer and buy shares in formula one. “I honestly don’t know if I should buy shares,” the 72-year-old Austrian, who is the owner of Red […]

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Minardi defends ‘pay driver’ Stroll

Jan.16 (GMM) Gian Carlo Minardi has hit out at criticism of Lance Stroll’s impending debut in F1. Undoubtedly, the 18-year-old Canadian’s rapid rise to formula one has been powered in part by his billionaire father Lawrence. For instance, Stroll has […]

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Boullier targets top four for McLaren

Jan.16 (GMM) McLaren is not setting its targets too high for 2017. That is the news from Eric Boullier, the works Honda-powered team’s boss. Some are saying that, after a two year struggle with Honda and political strife, 2017 is […]

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Ecclestone doubts Red Bull can win title

Jan.16 (GMM) Bernie Ecclestone doubts Mercedes can be beaten in 2017. Many are hoping and expecting that, with the major aerodynamic regulation changes, 2016 runner-up Red Bull can mount a serious title tilt this year. But F1 supremo Ecclestone told […]

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Giovinazzi deserves F1 race seat – Minardi

Jan.16 (GMM) New Ferrari reserve Antonio Giovinazzi actually deserves a seat on the 2017 grid. That is the claim of former Italian F1 team owner Gian Carlo Minardi, referring to the Italian 23-year-old who almost won this year’s GP2 title. […]

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