Grid girls must stay in F1 – Verstappen

Dec.15 (GMM) F1 drivers hope ‘grid girls’ remain a part of formula one in the future. In an increasingly progressive world and under the new Liberty Media regime, F1 sporting director Ross Brawn admits using scantily clad women on the […]

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20 new staff to join Sauber for 2018

Dec.15 (GMM) With its newly signed title sponsor Alfa Romeo, Sauber is already ramping up its bid to end its backmarker status. Auto Motor und Sport reports that the beleaguered Swiss team, dead last in 2017, will have put 20 […]

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Ricciardo determined to improve in 2018

Dec.14 (GMM) Daniel Ricciardo says he is determined to improve in 2018. The Australian remains highly rated, and is wanted by Red Bull for a new contract in 2019 even though he is sniffing around the other top teams. However, […]

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Michelin not interested in 2021 return

Dec.14 (GMM) Michelin appears uninterested in returning to F1 even after 2020. The French marque makes tyres for Le Mans, Formula E and MotoGP, but motor racing boss Pascal Couasnon says the rules are not right for a return to […]

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Hamilton tips Alonso to be in 2018 fight

Dec.14 (GMM) Lewis Hamilton has tipped Fernando Alonso to join the fight for the world championship in 2018. This year, Briton Hamilton emerged victorious from his battle with Ferrari, but he thinks there will be others in the fight in […]

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Reliability first goal for 2018 – Abiteboul

Dec.13 (GMM) Cyril Abiteboul says Renault’s first priority for 2018 is reliability. Although Red Bull won three races this year, a late season reliability crisis saw tensions spill over with another Renault customer, Toro Rosso. Renault is now adding McLaren […]

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Wolff denies Mercedes eyeing Ocon for 2019

Dec.12 (GMM) Toto Wolff has played down claims Mercedes is already eyeing Valtteri Bottas’ 2019 replacement. Despite a solid start to his first year in silver and securing a new deal for 2018, Bottas is rumoured to have been earmarked […]

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Mercedes snaps up Ferrari engine boss

Dec.12 (GMM) Former Ferrari engine boss Lorenzo Sassi is heading to arch F1 rival Mercedes. In July, Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne confirmed rumours that respected designer Sassi had been either ousted from the F1 team, demoted or promoted. “Sassi is […]

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Vettel takes blame for ‘unnecessary’ Baku

Dec.12 (GMM) Sebastian Vettel has admitted Baku was “the worst moment” in his failed 2017 championship challenge. While Ferrari’s end of season unreliability was arguably more to blame, German Vettel takes full responsibility for having lost his cool and crashed […]

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