Sochi staying on calendar until 2025

Feb.28 (GMM) Russia is set to remain on the F1 calendar for the best part of the next decade. We reported recently that Sochi race organisers have secured enough private sponsorship to pay the annual fee without any public funds. […]

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2017 cars easier for older drivers – trainer

Feb.28 (GMM) F1’s more experienced drivers will adapt more easily to the sport’s much faster cars. That is the claim of Mark Arnall, who for years has been 37-year-old Kimi Raikkonen’s trainer. “The younger generation have not experienced these G-forces […]

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F1 still at risk of investigation – source

Feb.28 (GMM) The possibility of a European Commission investigation into formula one remains open for now. However, the BBC has reported that competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager in fact “rejected” calls for an investigation in a letter on Monday. Vestager “has […]

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F1 delivers on much faster cars for 2017

Feb.28 (GMM) F1 has burst back into life for its all-new era, delivering on the promise of much faster cars. “Lewis (Hamilton) is already quicker than qualifying last year,” said Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo as the first of just two […]

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McLaren budget ‘big enough’ for 2017

Feb.27 (GMM) McLaren has played down claims it may struggle to keep up with F1’s bigger-spending teams in 2017. Given the major regulations change, the pace of car development will be particularly fast and crucial this year. So when asked […]

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Ecclestone’s right-hand man leaves F1

Feb.27 (GMM) Bernie Ecclestone’s long-time right hand man has also left F1. For years, Pasquale Lattuneddu was the recently-ousted F1 supremo’s most trusted aide, in charge of media accreditation, paddock layout, procedures and VIP guests, according to reports including La […]

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Wolff’s family to travel with him

Feb.27 (GMM) Toto Wolff says his new family will accompany him around the F1 calendar. The Mercedes boss is married to former Williams tester Susie Wolff, and they are currently expecting their first child together. But Wolff told Frankfurter Allgemeine […]

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Massa admits 2017 Mercedes ‘beautiful’

Feb.27 (GMM) Although every 2017 car is now officially unveiled, Felipe Massa is not willing to guess who will have the edge in Melbourne. On the eve of winter testing in Barcelona, the veteran Brazilian said: “The Mercedes is very […]

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Toro Rosso ‘not blue Mercedes’ – Key

Feb.27 (GMM) Technical boss James Key has played down suggestions the new Toro Rosso ‘looks like a blue Mercedes’. When the new Renault-powered STR12 was revealed, some observed that its philosophy and features seemed to resemble those of the title-defending […]

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