Mercedes denies Vettel switch reports

Apr.30 (GMM) Mercedes chiefs have rubbished rumours Sebastian Vettel could be set to switch from Ferrari to Mercedes for 2018. German Vettel, the world championship leader and Sochi pole sitter, is out of contract at the end of this year. […]

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F1 to better arrange calendar – Carey

Apr.30 (GMM) F1’s new owners are working on a plan to better organise the annual race calendar in future. In recent seasons, the ever-expanding calendar has been criticised for the arrangement of its often geographically-distant races. But Italy’s Corriere della […]

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McLaren, Mercedes deny 2018 rumours

Apr.30 (GMM) McLaren and Mercedes have denied claims they are teaming up for 2018. Amid the Honda performance crisis, rumours are sweeping the Sochi paddock that a deal for a reunion of the old McLaren-Mercedes partnership is in the works. […]

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Wolff plays down ‘off’ Hamilton form

Apr.30 (GMM) Toto Wolff has played down an uncharacteristic ‘off’ weekend for triple world champion Lewis Hamilton. In his championship battle with Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, Hamilton qualified at Sochi not only behind the German but also the second Ferrari as […]

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Ferrari happy with Raikkonen in Russia

Apr.30 (GMM) Ferrari team boss Maurizio Arrivabene has hailed the performance of Ferrari’s race drivers. At Sochi, Sebastian Vettel qualified on pole but it was his earlier-struggling teammate Kimi Raikkonen who qualified next, in front of the two Mercedes. “I’m […]

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Kaltenborn sure Honda will improve

Apr.30 (GMM) Monisha Kaltenborn says she is confident Honda will make a big step forward in formula one for 2018. It was announced on Sunday that Sauber, currently a customer Ferrari team with a year-old power unit, will switch to […]

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No night race in Russia

Apr.30 (GMM) Organisers of the Russian grand prix have backed away from their earlier deliberations about turning the Sochi event into a night race. Before Bernie Ecclestone was deposed as F1 supremo, talks took place about potentially installing the necessary […]

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Renault drivers scoff at FIA parity claims

Apr.30 (GMM) Renault-powered F1 figures have scoffed at the FIA’s conclusion that engine parity has now been achieved. Amid rumours Honda might get help in catching up with the other engine manufacturers, it emerges that an analysis by the FIA […]

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Massa sees Schumacher-like mentor role

Apr.30 (GMM) Felipe Massa says his new de-facto role as Lance Stroll’s mentor reminds him of the past. Over a decade ago, the then young Brazilian looked up to the great Michael Schumacher at Ferrari. Now, it is the 36-year-old […]

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Alonso admits 2018 team switch possible

Apr.29 (GMM) Fernando Alonso says he is not willing to wait much longer for Honda to improve. McLaren headed into the Sochi weekend hopeful of better reliability, but a failure for Stoffel Vandoorne means Alonso’s teammate has now already run […]

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Vettel backs struggling Raikkonen

Apr.29 (GMM) Sebastian Vettel has jumped to the defence of his teammate and friend Kimi Raikkonen. Recently, amid speculation the Italian team might replace the Finn for 2018, Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne made disparaging comments about Raikkonen’s performance. “You can […]

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Indy 500 about Alonso’s ‘ego’ – Wolff

Apr.29 (GMM) The big story about McLaren tackling the fabled Indy 500 next month is all about Fernando Alonso’s “ego”. That is the view of Toto Wolff, boss of the Mercedes team. McLaren-Honda shocked the racing world recently by announcing […]

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Ongoing Honda problems ‘incredible’ – Alonso

Apr.29 (GMM) Fernando Alonso has described Honda’s ongoing problems in 2017 as “incredible”. Actually, McLaren headed into Sochi with confidence, after an update appeared to have transformed the reliability of Honda’s struggling power unit at the post-Bahrain GP test. But […]

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Red Bull doubts F1 engine parity claims

Apr.29 (GMM) Red Bull has questioned the FIA’s conclusion that engine performance has now been basically achieved in formula one. Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport reports that, after the opening three races of 2017, the governing body analysed data that […]

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Hamilton denies Mercedes sandbagging

Apr.29 (GMM) Lewis Hamilton has hit back at claims Mercedes is sandbagging in Russia. Before going fastest in Sochi practice, championship leader Sebastian Vettel had said the circuit obviously suits Mercedes better than Ferrari. He then accused Mercedes of having […]

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Hamilton backs New York night race plans

Apr.28 (GMM) Lewis Hamilton has backed apparent plans for a F1 night race in New York. Recently, Bernie Ecclestone’s successor Chase Carey said a race in New York is a “priority”. “In New York it would be really cool,” triple […]

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