Alonso keen to test Renault engine

Oct.31 (GMM) He may have two Honda-powered grands prix still ahead of him, but Fernando Alonso is already looking ahead to next year’s pre-season tests. He hinted to Spain’s Cadena Ser radio that he is relieved McLaren’s Honda era is […]

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Hamilton expects ‘easy’ contract talks

Oct.31 (GMM) Lewis Hamilton thinks talks about his next Mercedes contract will be “easy”. Earlier, although the Briton had hinted he wanted to stay a further three years after 2018, team chiefs said Hamilton should instead concentrate on the 2017 […]

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Briatore backs Liberty’s budget cap

Oct.30 (GMM) Flavio Briatore thinks F1’s new owners Liberty Media are doing the right thing to modernise the sport. Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne has told the Italian press he is prepared to “fight” for Maranello’s interests, as rumours gain speed […]

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Marchionne slams Ecclestone ‘hogwash’

Oct.30 (GMM) Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne has hit back at Bernie Ecclestone following the former F1 supremo’s controversial comments of last week. Marchionne said the newly 87-year-old Ecclestone’s claim that Ferrari received help to be more competitive from the former […]

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Force India would release Ocon to Mercedes

Oct.29 (GMM) Force India has acknowledged it may lose Esteban Ocon after 2018. The impressive young Frenchman is staying alongside Sergio Perez next year, but he also remains part of the Mercedes driver programme. And with Valtteri Bottas having struggled […]

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Tost, Sainz tip Kvyat to rebuild F1 career

Oct.29 (GMM) Franz Tost and Carlos Sainz have tipped Daniil Kvyat to bounce back from his axe from the Red Bull programme. The young Russian quickly scaled the peak of the energy drink company’s infamous junior programme, but has now […]

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Ecclestone says FIA helped Ferrari to win

Oct.28 (GMM) Former F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has admitted he, the FIA and rival teams would often “help” Ferrari to be more successful in formula one. “F1 is Ferrari, and Ferrari is F1,” the Briton, who turns 87 on Saturday, […]

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Ricciardo in no rush to decide future

Oct.28 (GMM) Daniel Ricciardo says he is calm despite the fact F1’s top three teams appear to have set their direction in terms of drivers for the future. In Austin, the Australian was surprised to learn that Red Bull has […]

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Gasly, Hartley not guaranteed 2018 seats

Oct.28 (GMM) Toro Rosso looks set to head into the 2018 season with the driver lineup seen at this weekend’s Mexican grand prix. For the first time in Mexico, Pierre Gasly is lining up alongside new Red Bull re-recruit Brendon […]

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Sauber not ready to name 2018 drivers

Oct.28 (GMM) Boss Frederic Vasseur is refusing to say who will drive for Sauber in 2018. According to some, the Swiss team could do a clean sweep and oust both Pascal Wehrlein and Marcus Ericsson. A frontrunner appears to be […]

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Four candidates to replace Massa in 2018

Oct.28 (GMM) Including an increasingly impatient Felipe Massa, there are now five serious candidates to be Lance Stroll’s 2018 teammate at Williams. It is believed team co-owner Paddy Lowe in particular is determined to choose between Robert Kubica, Paul di […]

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