Haas has ‘best drivers possible’ – Steiner

Mar.30 (GMM) Team boss Gunther Steiner has defended Haas’ 2017 driver lineup. Ahead of the season, the new American outfit replaced ousted 2016 driver Esteban Gutierrez with Renault refugee Kevin Magnussen. The Dane joins existing Haas driver Romain Grosjean, who […]

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Massa tips Stroll to improve in 2017

Mar.30 (GMM) Felipe Massa has tipped his rookie teammate Lance Stroll to bounce back after a tough start to the teenager’s F1 career. Having secured his Williams debut amid suggestions of being a wealthy ‘pay driver’, 18-year-old Stroll had a […]

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Massa doubts Alonso will quit McLaren in 2017

Mar.30 (GMM) Felipe Massa does not think his old Ferrari teammate Fernando Alonso is poised to quit McLaren-Honda and F1. Spaniard Alonso is obviously frustrated amid the current McLaren-Honda situation, and his old friend Mark Webber thinks it is possible […]

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Ferrari to let Giovinazzi race on for Sauber

Mar.30 (GMM) Ferrari has decided to make its official reserve driver available to Sauber for the forthcoming China-Bahrain double header. That is the claim of the authoritative Italian daily La Gazzetta dello Sport, after Antonio Giovinazzi was loaned to Sauber […]

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Former F1 drivers to get paddock passes

Mar.30 (GMM) Former F1 drivers will find it much easier to attend grands prix in future. In the Bernie Ecclestone era, even though they had entertained the spectators as the ‘gladiators’ of the past, former F1 stars were among those […]

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Prince invites Ecclestone to Bahrain GP

Mar.30 (GMM) Bernie Ecclestone will attend his first race of the 2017 season in Bahrain next month. It is not unusual for the 86-year-old to skip some of the early-season ‘flyaway’ grands prix, but his absence was felt particularly in […]

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Pundits doubt McLaren will axe Honda

Mar.29 (GMM) Two F1 pundits have played down reports McLaren could be about to sensationally dump Honda. Given the great British team’s disastrous start to its third season with the Japanese marque, rumours swept the Melbourne paddock that talks between […]

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No F1 return for Bridgestone

Mar.29 (GMM) Bridgestone is not looking to return to F1 any time soon. The Japanese marque was synonymous with the sport in both the ‘tyre war’ and single supplier eras until 2011, when Pirelli took over. But Bridgestone has just […]

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