Doornbos plays down Dutch GP chances

Jan.31 (GMM) Former F1 driver Robert Doornbos has played down hopes of a Dutch grand prix revival. In recent days and weeks, off the back of Max Verstappen’s meteoric popularity, Zandvoort and Assen have indicated their desire to bid for […]

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Lauda denies scaling back F1 involvement

Jan.31 (GMM) Niki Lauda has denied that he is beginning to pull away from formula one. Throughout the team’s ultra-successful ‘power unit’ era, the F1 legend has been Mercedes’ F1 chairman alongside team boss Toto Wolff. But Lauda will no […]

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Lowe defends Williams’ 2018 driver lineup

Jan.31 (GMM) Paddy Lowe says Williams’ 2018 driver lineup is an “investment” rather than a “gamble”. The British team has been criticised for choosing the well-sponsored Russian rookie Sergey Sirotkin instead of Robert Kubica. He will be paired with the […]

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Nurburgring wants 2019 F1 return

Jan.31 (GMM) The Nurburgring has indicated it wants to return to the F1 calendar in 2019. Although there was no German grand prix at all in 2015 or 2017, the country is returning to the schedule this year with an […]

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Barcelona working to finish resurfacing

Jan.31 (GMM) Operators of the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya are rushing to get the track back up and running after a full re-surfacing. We reported this week that Pirelli is concerned that the new track surface could be problematic for F1’s […]

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Liberty wants to change GP start time

Jan.30 (GMM) The start time of grands prix could be set to change, according to France’s Auto Hebdo. The report claims that, following a recent meeting between Liberty Media and the sport’s broadcasters, “several ideas were tabled including a change […]

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Pirelli concerned about new Barcelona surface

Jan.30 (GMM) Pirelli is reportedly concerned that a new track surface in Barcelona could make pre-season F1 testing a challenge next month. Just a month before F1’s only winter testing at the Spanish venue takes place, the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya […]

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F1’s Whiting gives thumbs up to Assen track

Jan.29 (GMM) The Netherlands has taken another step towards F1 with a visit to the Assen circuit by race director Charlie Whiting. De Telegraaf newspaper reports that Whiting gave the track a “positive assessment” during his visit, pointing out that […]

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McLaren to be competitive in 2018 – Isola

Jan.29 (GMM) McLaren should have a competitive car in 2018. That is the view of Mario Isola, the F1 boss for the sport’s sole tyre supplier Pirelli. “The world championship this year will be interesting,” he told Spain’s Marca sports […]

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F1 at risk of political turmoil – Berger

Jan.29 (GMM) Toto Wolff says he misses F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone’s ability to get things done. The Mercedes boss says Liberty Media has been in a “honeymoon period” since succeeding the Ecclestone era, but many are now predicting a fiery […]

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