Michelin weighs into Pirelli blowout saga

Aug.31 (GMM) Michelin has weighed into the Pirelli blowout saga, insisting it is committed to producing longer-life tyres in formula one. The two tyre companies are currently in competing talks with Bernie Ecclestone about which of them will be awarded […]

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Turkey F1 track becomes used car dealership

Aug.31 (GMM) Turkey’s chances of returning to the F1 calendar any time soon now appear dead. Istanbul Park hosted grands prix between 2005 and 2011, with the Hermann Tilke-penned circuit famous for its challenging turn 8. But the event collapsed […]

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Rosberg becomes father before Monza

Aug.31 (GMM) Nico Rosberg is speeding into the Italian grand prix as F1’s newest father. The Mercedes driver has announced on Twitter that his and wife Viviane’s first child was born at the Princesse Grace hospital in Monaco on Sunday. […]

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Silly-season calmer after Raikkonen news

Aug.28 (GMM) In the wake of Ferrari’s re-signing of Kimi Raikkonen, the 2016 ‘silly season’ appears set to calm down. Up and down pitlane, it seems most teams – like Ferrari – are now planning to retain the same drivers. […]

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McLaren not best car on 2015 grid – Honda

Aug.28 (GMM) Honda insists it is not solely to blame for McLaren’s woeful 2015 season. With the MP4-30 raced by champions Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button still seriously off the pace, most fingers of blame have been consistently pointed at […]

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Hakkinen can understand Vettel outburst

Aug.28 (GMM) Mika Hakkinen says he can understand Sebastian Vettel’s outburst in the wake of the Belgian grand prix. The Ferrari driver’s expletive-filled rant about the safety and quality of official tyre supplier Pirelli’s product in 2015 has been criticised […]

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Mercedes working on race start solution

Aug.28 (GMM) Mercedes is working on changes to its clutch system, following a series of bad race starts. At the last four races, and despite their otherwise dominant form, Lewis Hamilton or Nico Rosberg have often struggled to get off […]

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Whiting admits closed cockpits still unlikely

Aug.28 (GMM) Charlie Whiting has admitted F1 could be some way from introducing closed cockpits. But after the latest incident in Indycar involving the death of former F1 driver Justin Wilson, the FIA race director admitted formula one must also […]

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Toyota, Bell Helmets among Lotus creditors

Aug.28 (GMM) Charles Pic is not the only creditor at embattled Lotus, it has emerged. Prior to the black and gold cars being impounded by court bailiffs at Spa-Francorchamps, the Enstone team was already running into financial trouble. Xtrac, a […]

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Lotus cars finally leave Belgium

Aug.27 (GMM) Four days after the Belgian grand prix, Lotus and its black and gold cars have finally left Spa-Francorchamps. All of the Enstone team’s transporters and race equipment had been barred from returning to its UK headquarters by court […]

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Chilton on Haas shortlist for 2016

Aug.27 (GMM) Max Chilton has counted himself among the drivers shortlisted to race for the new American outfit Haas in 2016. However, the former Marussia driver has also admitted it’s “probably not going to happen”. Briton Chilton, 24, raced for […]

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FIA to back Pirelli after tyre blowout saga

Aug.27 (GMM) Four days on, the high-speed blowouts suffered by Nico Rosberg and Sebastian Vettel are still causing high consternation in the F1 world. None of his colleagues echoed Vettel’s Spa-Francorchamps rant with the same ferocity, but it is clear […]

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Vettel wrong to attack Pirelli – Jordan

Aug.27 (GMM) Eddie Jordan has hit out at Sebastian Vettel for his fierce criticism of Pirelli in the wake of his Spa-Francorchamps tyre blowout. The Ferrari driver launched an expletive-filled attack on Pirelli after Spa, and he followed it up […]

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