Bottas backer paying more for Mercedes move

Jan.31 (GMM) Valtteri Bottas’ personal sponsor is happy to pay a little more in 2017, as the Finn prepares to charge for wins and the title at Mercedes. Until now, Finnish conglomerate Wihuri has backed Bottas’ career by sponsoring the […]

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Williams admits sponsor wanted older driver

Jan.31 (GMM) Williams deputy Claire Williams has admitted the British team’s options were narrow as it looked to replace the Mercedes-bound Valtteri Bottas for 2017. A few days after winning the world championship, Nico Rosberg stunned the F1 world by […]

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Experts doubt Ecclestone will go quietly

Jan.30 (GMM) The F1 world is poised to discover ‘deposed’ supremo Bernie Ecclestone’s next move. The sport’s long-time but now former chief executive has denied reports he is planning a breakaway series, but some commentators are refusing to believe the […]

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Wolff set to sign new Mercedes deal

Jan.30 (GMM) Toto Wolff has indicated he is definitely heading towards a new contract with Mercedes. The Austrian heads Mercedes’ entire motor sport programme, and is the team boss at the title-winning F1 team and also a shareholder. But his […]

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Austin would welcome more US races

Jan.30 (GMM) US grand prix organisers say they would welcome more American races. F1’s new owners, the US media group Liberty Media, are keen to expand the calendar to up to 25 races, with potential events in US cities like […]

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Vettel welcomes driver penalty rule tweak

Jan.30 (GMM) Sebastian Vettel has welcomed news that less driver penalties will be handed out in 2017. A rule tweak means that stewards no longer have to investigate incidents identified by Charlie Whiting, while only drivers “wholly or predominantly to […]

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2017 cars ‘brutally fast’ – Hulkenberg

Jan.30 (GMM) Nico Hulkenberg has tried the 2017-spec regulations in the Renault simulator — and he says the new cars will be “brutally fast”. To address criticism the cars had become too slow, F1 has dramatically changed the aerodynamic and […]

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Ecclestone denies ‘breakaway’ series claims

Jan.28 (GMM) Former F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has denied reports he is planning to set up a ‘breakaway’ series. Authoritative sources had hinted at the 86-year-old’s move, perhaps bolstered by his long-time associate Flavio Briatore who told La Gazzetta dello […]

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