Alonso no longer best F1 driver – Berger

Jan.29 (GMM) A single season has transformed the images of two of F1’s best drivers, according to legend Gerhard Berger. As he switched from Ferrari to McLaren-Honda, Spaniard Fernando Alonso was still widely regarded as the best driver on the […]

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Ecclestone still unhappy with future engine rules

Jan.29 (GMM) Bernie Ecclestone sounds unconvinced after F1’s engine manufacturers recently agreed a change of direction for the future. The F1 supremo had warned that unless significant changes to the controversial current regulations were agreed, he would press ahead with […]

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Vettel can benefit from Mercedes feud – Wolff

Jan.29 (GMM) Mercedes chiefs are heading into the 2016 season with their eyes fixed firmly on Ferrari. “Ferrari has found its old strength,” declared Niki Lauda, a former Ferrari champion who is now the team chairman at Mercedes. Mercedes dominantly […]

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F1 meets to discuss 2017 plans on Friday

Jan.29 (GMM) F1’s future continued to take shape on Friday. In a meeting room at London’s Heathrow airport, representatives of the teams, FOM and the FIA got together to discuss – among other things – the new rules for 2017. […]

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Pirelli turned down Mercedes for wet test

Jan.28 (GMM) Pirelli issued a polite ‘no’ to reigning world champion team Mercedes ahead of the recent wet tyre test at Paul Ricard. “When you’re driving, you’re always learning something,” Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel told reporters after running in the 2015 […]

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FIA proposes ‘halo’ cockpit solution for 2017

Jan.28 (GMM) F1’s governing body is believed to have shortlisted a cockpit protection system nicknamed ‘the halo’ for introduction in 2017, according to the British newspaper The Sun. Devised by Mercedes, the solution is designed to keep cockpits essentially open […]

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Marko expects Mercedes to dominate again

Jan.28 (GMM) Dr Helmut Marko, a leading Red Bull official, has bad news for F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone. Whilst spectating at the Kitzbuhel skiing world cup last week, Ecclestone said another season of dominance for Mercedes would be “not good […]

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Sainz reveals weight loss for 2016 season

Jan.28 (GMM) Carlos Sainz has revealed he is a new lightweight version for the 2016 season. It is believed some cars may be heavier this year, due to the tough new side-impact cockpit crash test requirements. “The load test has […]

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