Alonso rules out quitting amid Honda crisis

Mar.25 (GMM) Fernando Alonso has ruled out calling it quits amid the McLaren-Honda crisis. Asked how he is coping with a third consecutive year with an unreliable and uncompetitive Honda power unit, he told Corriere della Sera: “I have the […]

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Jos Verstappen fears for Vandoorne career

Mar.25 (GMM) Jos Verstappen has added to the widespread criticism of McLaren’s hapless works engine partner Honda. The former F1 driver, and father of Red Bull sensation Max Verstappen, might already be frustrated that Mercedes and Ferrari have emerged in […]

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Honda engine rebuild to take ‘two months’

Mar.25 (GMM) Honda has acknowledged the need to rebuild its hapless 2017 power unit. Amid rumours works partner McLaren is considering dumping its Japanese partner, reports say Honda is starting work on a major upgrade. “The difference in power with […]

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McLaren can win without Honda – Coulthard

Mar.24 (GMM) Former McLaren driver David Coulthard has hinted the great British team must contemplate dumping Honda. There are claims that despite the millions in sponsorship brought by Honda, not to mention the free engine supply and manufacturer support, McLaren […]

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Mercedes removes trick suspension voluntarily

Mar.25 (GMM) Mercedes has “voluntarily” removed its controversial suspension system for the Australian grand prix. It follows Saturday’s news that, following complaints about the active suspension-mimicking technology from Ferrari, the FIA told Red Bull to take off a similar system. […]

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Sauber replaces Wehrlein with Giovinazzi

Mar.25 (GMM) Pascal Wehrlein will sit out the rest of the 2017 season opener in Australia. The German got FIA medical clearance to participate in Friday practice following his winter back injury. But Sauber announced early on Saturday that it […]

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One upside to Vasseur’s exit – Prost

Mar.24 (GMM) There is an upside to the departure of Frederic Vasseur as Renault team boss. That is the claim of F1 legend and Renault team advisor Alain Prost, referring to Vasseur’s surprise exit ahead of the 2017 season. Last […]

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MotoGP better than F1 – Marquez

Mar.24 (GMM) Top MotoGP racer Marc Marquez says he is glad he excels on two wheels rather than four. “I would never have the motivation to be a formula one driver,” the Spanish triple world champion told Germany’s Sport Bild. […]

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Only Red Bull changed suspension system

Mar.24 (GMM) Red Bull was the team most affected by a clampdown on controversial suspension systems ahead of the Australian grand prix. That is the claim of the latest media reports, amid paddock speculation in Melbourne that both Mercedes and […]

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Alonso sidesteps Honda axe rumours

Mar.24 (GMM) Fernando Alonso has refused to comment on speculation McLaren is contemplating dumping its hapless works engine partner Honda. After a tough opening two years of the Anglo-Japanese collaboration, McLaren is still at the back of the field and […]

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Vettel fends off Mercedes switch rumours

Mar.24 (GMM) Sebastian Vettel says he “will not be distracted” amid speculation he could be first in line for a move to Mercedes for 2018. Mercedes signed up Valtteri Bottas only for this year, with team boss Toto Wolff admitting […]

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FIA deletes ‘Verstappen rule’ for 2017

Mar.24 (GMM) F1’s governing body has scrapped the so-called ‘Verstappen rule’ for 2017. Last year, Red Bull driver Max Verstappen’s controversial driving style triggered a blanket ban on changes of direction under braking. For 2017, the rule is gone, reports […]

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