F1 drivers back Hamilton amid controversy

Nov.30 (GMM) F1 drivers past and present have leapt to the defence of Lewis Hamilton, as the controversy about his ‘backing up’ tactics in Abu Dhabi continues. Mercedes is contemplating punishing the triple world champion for ignoring team orders, but […]

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Monza finally signs new GP contract

Nov.29 (GMM) Monza and Bernie Ecclestone have finally signed on the dotted line of their race contract extension. After a long-running saga, the 2017-2019 deal was actually agreed in September but actual signatures on the documents were missing until now. […]

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Rosberg tells F1 to ‘drop’ Hamilton controversy

Nov.29 (GMM) World champion Nico Rosberg says F1 should “drop” the current discussion about teammate Lewis Hamilton’s tactics in Abu Dhabi. Hamilton is being criticised, and Mercedes is reportedly considering sanctioning the Briton, after he deliberately backed Rosberg into chasing […]

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Williams must not lose Rob Smedley – boss

Nov.29 (GMM) Claire Williams says the British team she leads does not want to lose Rob Smedley. In the past decade, British engineer Smedley’s career has been intricately linked with that of Felipe Massa, who headed into retirement at the […]

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New engine deal not awkward – Horner

Nov.29 (GMM) Christian Horner says Red Bull is now looking confidently into the future with engine supplier Renault. Actually, the parties fell out spectacularly last year, with only a Tag-Heuer rebranding ensuring that French power units remained in the dark […]

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Ferrari lacking quality bosses – Berger

Nov.28 (GMM) The problem at Ferrari is a lack of good quality chiefs. That is the view of Gerhard Berger, who said that compared to more competitive top teams Mercedes and Red Bull, Ferrari’s management shortfalls are obvious. “You only […]

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Hamilton faces ‘sack’ over Abu Dhabi behaviour

Nov.28 (GMM) British newspapers say Lewis Hamilton could be suspended or even “sacked” after ignoring Mercedes’ team orders during Sunday’s Abu Dhabi finale. Nico Rosberg duly won the world championship by finishing second to his British teammate, but the German […]

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Wolff open to helping German GP rescue

Nov.27 (GMM) Mercedes is not ruling out making a financial contribution to keep the German grand prix on track. However, it appears that when the final 2017 calendar is published shortly by the FIA, it will be missing a Hockenheim […]

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Pirelli working to improve wet tyres

Nov.27 (GMM) Pirelli is taking the F1 drivers’ feedback on board and is working on improving its rain tyres. That is the claim of Mario Isola, a leading official of F1’s official supplier, following a key meeting with drivers in […]

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Lauda has one ‘fear’ for title showdown

Nov.27 (GMM) Niki Lauda says he is feeling relaxed ahead of Sunday’s title showdown — except for one “fear”. “It’s been three perfect years,” said the Mercedes team chairman, referring to the fact that the German squad is guaranteed the […]

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