Boullier not worried about Renault reliability

Jan.18 (GMM) Team boss Eric Boullier says he is not worried about engine reliability for 2018. After three bad years with Honda, McLaren has switched to customer Renault power for this year. However, although Honda’s reliability was woeful, Renault finished […]

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Former driver defends Kvyat’s new role

Jan.18 (GMM) Russia’s first F1 test driver has backed Daniil Kvyat as he is snapped up by Ferrari for 2018. Some are declaring that Red Bull refugee Kvyat’s move to a development role at Ferrari is effectively the death knell […]

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Montreal promoter opposes Friday axe plans

Jan.18 (GMM) A race promoter says he is basically happy with Liberty Media’s new approach as the sport gets together in London this week. Liberty has convened a series of major meetings with F1 stakeholders this week, including all 21 […]

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Kubica’s race dream still alive – Rosberg

Jan.18 (GMM) Nico Rosberg insists Robert Kubica’s dream of returning to the formula one grid remains alive. Legions of the Polish driver’s fans are disappointed that Williams elected to instead sign the heavily-sponsored Russian Sergey Sirotkin for 2018. But Kubica’s […]

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Sirotkin ‘stronger than Kubica’ – father

Jan.18 (GMM) Sergey Sirotkin’s father says the young Russian secured the Williams seat because he was “stronger” than Robert Kubica. Many Williams, F1 and Kubica fans are disappointed and angry that the British team signed the heavily backed Sirotkin over […]

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Marchionne denies eyeing Ferrari buy-in

Jan.16 (GMM) Sergio Marchionne has denied that he has plans to buy into Ferrari after stepping down as Fiat president. The Italian-Canadian has already announced that he will retire as Fiat Chrysler chief in April of 2019, because “I want […]

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Pirelli defends expansion to seven tyre types

Jan.16 (GMM) Pirelli has defended its decision to expand its range of tyre compounds for 2018. The number of compounds for the coming season has blown out to seven, with the introduction of the ‘superhard’ and the ‘hypersoft’ options. One […]

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Briatore tips ‘return to podium’ for Alonso

Jan.15 (GMM) Flavio Briatore said he hopes Fernando Alonso can “return to the podium” in 2018. As Alonso’s management impresario, the former Renault boss was among those who helped broker the Spaniard’s ill-fated move to McLaren-Honda. Now, McLaren is dumping […]

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American drivers slam Haas boss comments

Jan.15 (GMM) Well-known American drivers have hit back at Haas team boss Gunther Steiner. Days ago, Steiner said the small Ferrari-linked American team does not have an American driver because there are none on the market that are ready for […]

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Bottas expects 2018 car to suit him better

Jan.15 (GMM) Valtteri Bottas says he expects this year’s Mercedes car to suit him better. The Finn arrived at the German team unexpectedly early in 2017, after new world champion Nico Rosberg suddenly quit. “Although very fast, the car was […]

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