McLaren set to announce Petrobras deal

Feb.20 (GMM) McLaren is set to announce a sponsorship deal with Petrobras, the state-linked Brazilian oil multinational. According to Grande Premio publication, the deal will be announced on Tuesday but will only actually begin next season — in 2019. And […]

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Alonso defends ‘impossible’ 2018 schedule

Feb.20 (GMM) Fernando Alonso says he has no concerns about being able to cope with an unprecedentedly busy racing programme in 2018. Alongside F1’s longest-ever season of 21 races, the Spaniard will contest the full world endurance championship, including fabled […]

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Horner admits Red Bull eyeing title

Feb.20 (GMM) Red Bull should be able to take on Mercedes and Ferrari for the 2018 title. That is the view of team boss Christian Horner, after his colleague Dr Helmut Marko this week played down Red Bull’s championship chances. […]

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Ferrari to be darker red in 2018 – report

Feb.20 (GMM) Ferrari’s 2018 cars will be painted a deeper shade of red than usual. That is the claim of Giorgio Terruzzi, a well-connected Italian journalist writing for Corriere della Sera newspaper. The report came as Red Bull launched its […]

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Kaltenborn sets up Formula 4 team

Feb.19 (GMM) Monisha Kaltenborn is returning to the world of motor racing. The ousted former Sauber boss is setting up a new team to race in the Italian and German Formula 4 series. It’s called KDC Racing, also named after […]

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Indycar ‘screen’ may be F1 option – Glock

Feb.19 (GMM) Timo Glock says it’s good news that alternatives to the ‘Halo’ cockpit protection system are still being pursued. For 2018, F1 is mandatorily introducing the controversial Halo, which former F1 driver Glock admits is very ugly. “It really […]

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Rosberg criticises Pirelli approach

Feb.19 (GMM) Nico Rosberg has criticised Pirelli’s approach to the 2018 season. For 2018, the sport’s official tyre supplier has added two new compounds to its range, differentiating the seven tyres with colour coding. Pirelli said recently it considered using […]

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Marko doubts Red Bull will win title

Feb.19 (GMM) Dr Helmut Marko says Red Bull may not be in a position to push for the world championship in 2018. Following the Mercedes versus Ferrari duel for last year’s title, Red Bull tweaked its procedures so that it […]

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Rosberg tips Hamilton to win again

Feb.16 (GMM) World champion Nico Rosberg thinks Mercedes will this year beat Mercedes yet again. That is despite the fact that the latest whispers coming out of Maranello are positive. Germany’s Auto Bild reports that Ferrari has hit its reliability […]

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F1 needs DRS for now – Brawn

Feb.16 (GMM) Although no fan of the overtaking aid, Ross Brawn says ‘DRS’ is staying in formula one for now. Recently, Liberty Media bought defunct F1 team Manor’s last wind tunnel model and began working on how overtaking chances can […]

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Haas defends team boss after controversy

Feb.15 (GMM) Gene Haas has defended the boss of his F1 team following a recent controversy. American drivers from other series hit out at Gunther Steiner after he said Haas does not have a US-born driver because there are none […]

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Williams sponsor denies Sirotkin link

Feb.14 (GMM) A new Williams sponsor says the deal with the British team is not connected with the arrival of Russian driver Sergey Sirotkin. Earlier, Russian software company Acronis backed Daniil Kvyat at Toro Rosso, but that money is now […]

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