Ex boss wants Giovinazzi to replace Raikkonen

Mar.28 (GMM) Antonio Giovinazzi has put himself in pole position for a Ferrari race seat. That is the view of the great Maranello marque’s former boss Cesare Fiorio, after Italian Giovinazzi made his surprise race debut for the Ferrari customer […]

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Lauda not commenting on McLaren engine rumours

Mar.28 (GMM) Niki Lauda has dodged speculation Mercedes could step in to help McLaren solve its performance crisis. Rumours swept the Melbourne paddock last weekend that, now into its third hapless season with works engine partner and sponsor Honda, McLaren […]

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Rosberg would not have beaten Bottas – Lauda

Mar.28 (GMM) Valtteri Bottas is being praised from all sides after his solid Mercedes debut in Melbourne. “Initially he was a Calimero,” joked Italian journalist Giorgio Terruzzi, referring to a popular and cute cartoon baby bird, “but he eventually showed […]

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Verstappen must wait for faster Red Bull

Mar.28 (GMM) Max Verstappen says he must be patient amid Red Bull’s push to catch top two F1 teams Ferrari and Mercedes in 2017. While some thought the energy drink-owned team was bluffing in the winter, the Dutchman finished fifth […]

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Hamilton keeping fit without trainer in 2017

Mar.28 (GMM) Lewis Hamilton says he is looking forward to battling Sebastian Vettel for the world championship in 2017. Since 2014, with Mercedes basically alone at the front of the field, Hamilton’s battle were confined to an acrimonious inter-team scrap […]

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Vandoorne says McLaren slowest car in F1

Mar.27 (GMM) Fernando Alonso is not the only team driver who is highly critical of former F1 grandee McLaren-Honda’s current predicament. Many observers have interpreted Alonso’s post-race comments in Melbourne as a clear sign that his patience is finally up, […]

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FIA to investigate Melbourne spectator invasion

Mar.27 (GMM) Officials are investigating the invasion of the Albert Park circuit by spectators while F1 cars were still completing their post-race in-laps on Sunday. Winner Sebastian Vettel, a lover of F1 history and a racing ‘purist’, admitted he actually […]

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Lauda scoffs at Raikkonen struggle theory

Mar.27 (GMM) F1 legend Niki Lauda has scoffed at one controversial explanation for Kimi Raikkonen’s Melbourne struggle. The Mercedes team chairman admitted he was surprised by the performance gap between race winner Sebastian Vettel and his Ferrari teammate Raikkonen on […]

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Giovinazzi to wear Ferrari red in China

Mar.27 (GMM) Antonio Giovinazzi says he will be back in red gear when he returns to the F1 paddock in two weeks. Ferrari’s new reserve driver got a shock call-up to the race grid in Australia, when Sauber’s Mercedes-backed main […]

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Mercedes ‘not too far ahead’ – Horner

Mar.27 (GMM) Team boss Christian Horner has denied losing its ‘trick’ suspension system is the reason Red Bull struggled in Australia. Many observers are surprised that, with the rules changing and designer Adrian Newey reportedly fully motivated again, Ferrari and […]

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Montezemolo hails return to winning for Ferrari

Mar.27 (GMM) Former Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has hailed the Italian marque’s return to victory. Tension between the long-time Ferrari chief and his successor Sergio Marchionne has been obvious, but Montezemolo insisted Ferrari fully deserved to win in Melbourne. […]

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Liberty will not set F1 rules – Todt

Mar.27 (GMM) Jean Todt has made clear the FIA will continue to make the rules in formula one. As the Liberty Media era begins in earnest, new F1 sporting boss Ross Brawn said in Melbourne he is prepared to “fight” […]

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Overtaking ‘a problem’ in new F1 – Wolff

Mar.27 (GMM) Although Ferrari won on Sunday, Mercedes chief Toto Wolff gave a thumbs-up to the ‘new’ F1 after the 2017 season opener. On a competitive level, however, Wolff’s colleague Niki Lauda called it a “wake-up call”. “The best wake-up […]

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Lowe defends Stroll amid bad debut F1 weekend

Mar.26 (GMM) Paddy Lowe has leapt to Lance Stroll’s defence, as the teen rookie struggles through his first race in formula one. After making notable mistakes in winter testing, 18-year-old Stroll – whose father Lawrence is a billionaire – crashed […]

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Alonso could quit McLaren mid-season – Webber

Mar.26 (GMM) Mark Webber thinks his long-time F1 friend Fernando Alonso could soon quit McLaren. Australian Webber, who is now a television pundit, said in Melbourne that the third year of struggling with McLaren-Honda could be the imminent tipping point […]

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