Long wheelbase to hurt in Monaco – Mercedes

May 23 (GMM) Mercedes is concerned Ferrari could have the upper hand this weekend in Monaco. Lewis Hamilton actually returned to the top step of the podium in Barcelona, but that circuit particularly suited the specifications of Mercedes’ 2017 car. […]

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Massa hails Lowe’s impact at Williams

May 23 (GMM) Felipe Massa has hailed Paddy Lowe for a noticeable turnaround inside the Williams team. Brazilian Massa has driven for the famous British team since leaving Ferrari, but he says the immediate impact of the arrival of former […]

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Lauda would ‘veto’ McLaren-Mercedes deal

May 22 (GMM) Niki Lauda says he would “veto” a supply of customer Mercedes engines for struggling former F1 grandee McLaren. Although consistently denied, persistent rumours have said the beleaguered British team’s patience with Honda is finally up. But Toto […]

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Teams ‘exaggerating’ data to Pirelli

May 22 (GMM) Pirelli has admitted some teams have “exaggerated” downforce values as the F1 supplier sets its tyre operating guidelines before grands prix. In Barcelona, the Italian marque’s popular decision in 2017 to allow teams to use lower minimum […]

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Lauda to watch Alonso’s Indy 500 bid

May 22 (GMM) Niki Lauda says he will be following every lap of Fernando Alonso’s bid to win the Indy 500 on Sunday. McLaren driver Alonso’s shock Indy project has been controversial, as it means he must skip the prestigious […]

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F1 to consider extending DRS zones

May 22 (GMM) The potential extension of DRS overtaking zones this year will be decided on a circuit by circuit basis. That is the claim of Auto Motor und Sport, even though the extension of the zone in Barcelona proved […]

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Massa could stay at Williams in 2018

May 22 (GMM) Felipe Massa says he would consider staying in F1 beyond the end of this season. Actually, the Brazilian veteran ‘retired’ at the end of last year but was convinced by Williams to return as Valtteri Bottas moved […]

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Magnussen-manager dispute heads to court

May 19 (GMM) A broken relationship between Kevin Magnussen and his former manager is heading to court. After his McLaren seat fell through after a single year, Magnussen reportedly split with his long-time manager Dorte Riis Madsen. We reported last […]

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Brawn says Vettel ‘key to Ferrari success’

May 19 (GMM) Ross Brawn has hailed Sebastian Vettel’s personal contribution to the excitement of the 2017 season. Brawn, famous for his key role in the ultra-successful Todt-Schumacher era at Ferrari, is now F1’s new sporting boss in the Liberty […]

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