McLaren-Honda joins call for engine unfreeze

Dec.31 (GMM) Honda has finally declared its position on the controversial ‘engine freeze’ in F1. As Mercedes utterly dominated the first season of the radical new turbo V6 era this year, rivals Ferrari and Renault-powered Red Bull made clear their […]

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Austrian broadcaster ORF rethinks F1 deal

Dec.31 (GMM) Another German-language F1 broadcaster is rethinking its commitment to the sport. Earlier this month, Germany’s RTL blamed F1’s “incomprehensible rules” and “counterproductive external representations” for a significant ratings decline this year. And now, the Austrian broadcaster ORF is […]

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Marussia still owes Timo Glock $1m – source

Dec.31 (GMM) The collapsing F1 backmarker Marussia still owes a whopping $1 million to its former driver Timo Glock. The debt was discovered by the F1 business and Formula Money journalist Christian Sylt in the team’s administration documents. It shows […]

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Family says Bianchi still unconscious

Dec.31 (GMM) Jules Bianchi is still unconscious, his family has revealed in a statement. The French driver lost control of his Marussia during early October’s rainy Japanese grand prix and struck a trackside recovery vehicle. “Jules’ neurological status remains unchanged,” […]

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Loyal backers sticking with Schumacher

Dec.29 (GMM) A year after his skiing accident, Michael Schumacher has retained the loyal backing of most of his personal sponsors. It was reported earlier that, after the German mineral water company Rosbacher deal ended, Schumacher also lost the backing […]

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‘Worst year’ for F1 entrepreneur Fernandes

Dec.29 (GMM) Tony Fernandes’ already bad 2014 turned black at the weekend. This year, the Malaysian entrepreneur sold his ailing backmarker F1 team Caterham, his London football club Queens Park Rangers has disappointed, and now a flight operated by his […]

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Korea removed from latest 2015 calendar

Dec.29 (GMM) Korea has been removed from the latest 2015 calendar issued by F1’s governing body. Insiders were initially stunned early in December when next year’s schedule featured an unprecedented 21 grand prix dates and the return of a race […]

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Hamilton wins European sportsman award

Dec.29 (GMM) Lewis Hamilton has taken home yet another plaudit after winning his second drivers’ title in 2014. A coveted award in Europe is the Polish press agency’s Sportsman of the Year, in which 18 similar sports news services cast […]

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