V8 Supercars threatens to quit Aus GP weekend

Feb.29 (GMM) The premier Australian motor racing series is threatening to quit the country’s annual grand prix weekend. V8 Supercars, the popular touring car series, has a contract to race in support of the formula one main-event in Melbourne until […]

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‘Flop’ qualifying shakeup may not happen

Feb.29 (GMM) F1’s new ‘musical chairs’ qualifying format may not happen at all in 2016. Earlier, the changes touted to mix up the grid were approved by the F1 Commission, but Bernie Ecclestone subsequently told the Independent newspaper that his […]

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Ricciardo not ruling out more Ferrari rumours

Feb.29 (GMM) Daniel Ricciardo is still refusing to rule himself out of the running for a future switch to Ferrari. Earlier, the Australian predicted a frenzied ‘silly season’ this year, as top drivers like himself, Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari) and Nico […]

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No ‘musical chairs’ qualifying in Melbourne

Feb.27 (GMM) F1’s new ‘musical chairs’ qualifying format has hit a roadblock. Bernie Ecclestone told F1 business journalist Christian Sylt that Formula One Management’s software team does not have time to prepare the system for the Melbourne season opener next […]

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Innovative Mercedes still out in front

Feb.26 (GMM) Sergio Marchionne remains determined to see Ferrari win its first world championship in nearly a decade. “We will work tirelessly to bring the championship back to Ferrari,” the Maranello marque’s president wrote in a letter to shareholders, “investing […]

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Arai exit was ‘long-term plan’ – Boullier

Feb.26 (GMM) The departure from Honda’s F1 project of Yasuhisa Arai had tongues wagging in the Barcelona paddock this week. Rumours have been swirling that McLaren chiefs Eric Boullier and Ron Dennis pressed for his departure, but the official version […]

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Hamilton slams moves to make F1 cars heavier

Feb.25 (GMM) Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton has slammed F1’s proposed car ‘revolution’ for 2017. Although the final vote has been delayed until late April, the sport’s decision-making bodies this week approved a draft for wider cars and tyres and […]

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Vasseur denies not supporting Magnussen

Feb.25 (GMM) Renault team boss Frederic Vasseur has slammed suggestions he is not fully behind 2016 recruit Kevin Magnussen. Particularly in the Danish media, much has been made of Vasseur’s recent suggestion that his first choice to replace Pastor Maldonado […]

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