Alonso suffered collapsed lung, broken ribs

Mar.31 (GMM) Fernando Alonso is sitting out the Bahrain grand prix with broken ribs and after suffering a partially collapsed lung. The Spaniard made the revelation on Thursday, after FIA doctors studied CT scans and ordered him out of the […]

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Drivers eye spot on F1 Commission

Mar.31 (GMM) F1 drivers may be angling for a spot on the sport’s decision-making body. Grand Prix Drivers’ Association (GPDA) chief Alex Wurz has been coy when asked what the next step – like race boycotts – might be after […]

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Todt also responded to GPDA letter

Mar.31 (GMM) FIA president Jean Todt also responded to the F1 drivers’ public complaint about the sport’s current governance. Just after the 2016 season opener, the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association (GPDA) revealed an open letter to F1 “stakeholders” expressing formal […]

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Merhi still not ruling out F1 return

Mar.31 (GMM) Roberto Merhi will complete the revival of the former Manor team in the world endurance championship this year. With founders John Booth and Graeme Lowdon having left the F1 team that still bears the Manor name at the […]

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Four teams rejected qualifying compromise

Mar.31 (GMM) McLaren and Red Bull were not the only teams that objected to the tweaking of the highly-controversial ‘musical chairs’ qualifying system for Bahrain. We reported on Wednesday that because those two teams rejected the FIA’s proposal to tweak […]

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Raikkonen engine survived Melbourne fire

Mar.31 (GMM) More reports claim Kimi Raikkonen’s power unit has survived his fiery exit from the Australian grand prix. The Finn retired in the pitlane as a marshal shot fire extinguisher fluid into his flaming airbox, but Italy’s Autosprint said […]

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Local official says Monza ‘will be saved’

Mar.31 (GMM) A local sports official is confident Monza will secure its place on the F1 calendar for 2017 and beyond. Negotiations between Bernie Ecclestone and race organisers are ongoing and reportedly troubled, but Oreste Perri, president of Lombardy’s Olympic […]

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F1 teams already looking towards 2017

Mar.31 (GMM) F1 teams will now begin to turn their focus towards designing a car for the all-new technical regulations of 2017. While April 30 is the actual deadline for the new rules, it is now essentially clear that F1 […]

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Alonso fails medical exam in Bahrain

Mar.31 (GMM) Fernando Alonso will miss this weekend’s Bahrain grand prix. Although the Spaniard made the trip to the island Kingdom in the wake of his horror crash in Melbourne, his clearance to return to the cockpit depended on a […]

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FIA doctors must green-light Alonso return

Mar.30 (GMM) Fernando Alonso will not be cleared to race in Bahrain this weekend until a meeting with FIA doctors on Thursday. Following the Spaniard’s terrifying high-speed crash in Melbourne, Alonso hinted on social media that he has been unable […]

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McLaren plays down ‘broken’ seat reports

Mar.30 (GMM) McLaren has played down reports Fernando Alonso’s carbon seat was ‘broken’ in his high-speed Melbourne crash. We reported this week that amid claims the seat was broken amid the 46G forces, the FIA had launched an investigation so […]

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Allison takes break after death of wife

Mar.30 (GMM) James Allison is spending some time away from formula one as he mourns the recent death of his wife, it has emerged. On his wife Rebecca’s Facebook page, the 48-year-old Briton confirmed to friends and family last week […]

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Stewart says F1 ‘not in crisis’

Mar.30 (GMM) F1 legend Sir Jackie Stewart has played down suggestions the sport he has been involved with for over five decades is broken. “Look, everyone only sees the bad,” the triple world champion told Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport. […]

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Dane backs Magnussen after Palmer defeat

Mar.29 (GMM) A countryman of F1 returnee Kevin Magnussen has defended the Dane’s performance at the recent Australian grand prix. Jolyon Palmer, a rookie and Magnussen’s teammate at Renault, has been quoted as saying out-qualifying and then beating the former […]

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Gold Coast eyes future Australian GP

Mar.29 (GMM) Queensland has flagged a potential bid to poach the Australian grand prix from rival state Victoria, the current host of the F1 season opener in Melbourne. In recent times, it has been New South Wales looking to steal […]

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