Ferrari tipped to keep Raikkonen, Allison

Jul.31 (GMM) Ferrari may issue a surprise at Monza in September by keeping its full team together for 2016. Amid raging speculation about Kimi Raikkonen’s future, the Italian publication Motorionline claims the Finn might actually be about to get his […]

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Sainz most overtaken driver in 2015

Jul.31 (GMM) Carlos Sainz is the most overtaken driver on the 2015 grid. That is the finding of the German newspaper Bild, reporting that the otherwise impressive rookie Spaniard has been passed 32 times so far this year — more […]

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Could F1 go for gold at the Olympics?

Jul.31 (GMM) Might motor racing be a candidate for the Olympic Games? F1-insider.com reports that long-time FIA official Lars Osterlind could be the mastermind of a push for grand prix gold. Crucially, F1’s governing body became fully recognised by the […]

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Toro Rosso best place for Verstappen – father

Jul.31 (GMM) Max Verstappen’s father has added another denial to lingering speculation the teen Dutchman might be a candidate for Ferrari in 2016. Two weeks ago, the 17-year-old’s father Jos, himself a former grand prix driver, dismissed the ‘silly season’ […]

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Button backs Montoya’s plan to improve F1

Jul.30 (GMM) Jenson Button has backed former F1 driver Juan Pablo Montoya’s proposal to spice up the sport “straight away”. Asked about F1’s high-profile struggle to maintain its position at the very pinnacle of motor sport, former McLaren and Williams […]

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Baku welcomes summer date on 2016 calendar

Jul.30 (GMM) Organisers of the inaugural grand prix in the Azerbaijan capital Baku have welcomed their summer race date on the 2016 calendar. The Baku race, scheduled to take place on city streets in the former Soviet state, has controversially […]

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Honda set for 50 horse power step – reports

Jul.30 (GMM) Struggling Honda is preparing to take a significant step forward of up to 50 horse power after the summer break. Under severe pressure from works partner McLaren, the Japanese marque’s F1 chief Yasuhisa Arai announced in Hungary that […]

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Trouble brewing over planned 2016 calendar

Jul.30 (GMM) Discontent is brewing over F1’s proposed calendar for 2016. After the most recent meeting of the World Motor Sport Council, the FIA declared that a 21-date provisional schedule for next year “was approved”. Sauber boss Monisha Kaltenborn, however, […]

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Monza takes step towards securing GP

Jul.29 (GMM) Monza has reportedly taken a major step towards securing the future of its historic Italian grand prix. Local media reports say the Senate has belatedly agreed to make EUR 20 million in funding for the F1 race and […]

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Rossi hints at Haas talks

Jul.29 (GMM) GP2 driver Alexander Rossi is not ruling out a move into formula one next year with the new American team Haas. The closely Ferrari-aligned Haas has played down reports it categorically wants an American in the cockpit, insisting […]

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F1 would welcome Mosley back – Ecclestone

Jul.29 (GMM) Bernie Ecclestone thinks F1 is too democratic. “The trouble is that formula one today is too much of a democracy. And I’m a little bit against democracy,” the sport’s so-called ‘supremo’ told the Spanish F1 broadcaster Movistar. For […]

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Singapore tweaks set to boost overtaking

Jul.29 (GMM) A tweak to the layout of Singapore’s F1 street circuit could boost overtaking. That is the view of track engineer Jonathan Giesecke, who has overseen the tweak that was made due to city enhancements in the area around […]

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