Palmer suspects Nasr-like chassis flaw

Apr.30 (GMM) Jolyon Palmer is beginning to suspect a chassis problem may be behind his recent struggle to match his Renault teammates’ pace in 2016. After a solid F1 race debut in Melbourne, the British rookie struggled notably in China […]

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F1 close to engine agreement for 2017, 2018

Apr.29 (GMM) Contrary to reports elsewhere, it appears F1 is in fact close to agreeing changes to the engine rules for 2017. After the strategy group and F1 Commission meetings early this week, reports suggested progress has not been made […]

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Mercedes also spent ‘tokens’ for Sochi

Apr.29 (GMM) Ferrari is not the only engine manufacturer that spent some performance development ‘tokens’ ahead of Russia. It was already known that Ferrari had upgraded its ‘power unit’, but Auto Motor und Sport now reports that reigning champions Mercedes […]

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Sirotkin happy to beat Palmer

Apr.29 (GMM) Sergey Sirotkin made a good first impression as he ran in morning practice in Russia. The Russian, in Kevin Magnussen’s car, was a full 0.8 tenths faster than Renault regular Jolyon Palmer. “Yes, I surprised myself because eight […]

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Marko plays down Verstappen-Kvyat rumours

Apr.29 (GMM) Dr Helmut Marko has played down speculation Max Verstappen will definitely be promoted to Red Bull’s senior team for 2017. The Austrian, who runs the energy drink company’s F1 driver programme, was quoted recently as suggesting that because […]

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Russia GP night race talks still on

Apr.29 (GMM) Talks are still on track for Sochi to switch to a night race format in the future. Last year, it was reported the Russian organisers, supported by president Vladimir Putin, were open to Bernie Ecclestone’s push for a […]

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FIA confirms ‘Aeroscreen’ under consideration

Apr.29 (GMM) The FIA has now confirmed that Red Bull’s ‘Aeroscreen’ concept is in the running to be introduced in formula one. Daniel Ricciardo tested the windshield-style driver cockpit protection in the opening minutes of practice in Russia. Earlier, the […]

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Vettel confirms Ferrari updates in Sochi

Apr.29 (GMM) Sebastian Vettel has admitted Ferrari has taken an engine upgrade to Sochi. “You know more than we do so I don’t need to say anything!” the German joked, when asked by a reporter about Ferrari’s new engine and […]

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GPDA tried to derail 2017 chassis changes

Apr.29 (GMM) The drivers’ representative body, the GPDA, made a bid to derail the new chassis regulations that will be introduced in 2017. Several drivers have argued that speeding up the cars next year by adding downforce is not the […]

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Verstappen denies F1 career in plateau

Apr.29 (GMM) Max Verstappen has denied he is already hitting a plateau, four races into the second season in his otherwise meteoric F1 career. The young Dutchman was asked at Sochi about reports a former world champion had said that […]

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New chassis may not solve problems – Nasr

Apr.29 (GMM) Felipe Nasr is not completely sure a new chassis will fix the handling problems he has been suffering throughout 2016 so far. The Brazilian confirmed in Russia that, after struggling with braking instability at the opening four rounds, […]

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No need for meldonium in F1 – Kvyat

Apr.28 (GMM) Daniil Kvyat has dismissed suggestions F1 drivers are at risk of being caught taking meldonium, a newly-banned drug. Over 100 international athletes, mainly Russian, have tested positive for the substance since it was recently prohibited, with tennis star […]

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