Arrivabene slams Mercedes after accusations

Jul.9 (GMM) Ferrari boss Maurizio Arrivabene has hit back with fury at Mercedes, after an accusation of deliberate foul play at Silverstone. There had already been Ferrari vs Mercedes trouble in Austria a week ago, so when Kimi Raikkonen hit […]

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No ‘triple header’ in 2019

Jul.8 (GMM) F1 will not schedule an arduous ‘triple header’ in 2019. Even though Liberty Media is hoping to add Miami to the calendar next year, teams have reported that staging France, Austria and Britain on consecutive weekends was too […]

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Silverstone bump caused Vettel neck tweak

Jul.8 (GMM) Sebastian Vettel thinks a bump in the track surface at Silverstone could have tweaked his neck. The Ferrari driver struggled through qualifying on Saturday with sports taping on his neck, admitting he earlier feared he might not be […]

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Vandoorne sidesteps McLaren future rumours

Jul.7 (GMM) Stoffel Vandoorne has dismissed as “part of formula one” a run of paddock rumours about him. Earlier, it seemed possible that the British team would oust the Belgian, who has struggled to shine alongside Fernando Alonso both last […]

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F1 considering new points system for 2020

Jul.7 (GMM) F1 could be contemplating a new points system for the future. Force India’s Vijay Mallya, on a rare paddock visit at Silverstone, reportedly revealed that Liberty Media is currently thinking about reforming how points are allocated at the […]

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Wolff wants Hamilton beyond 2020

Jul.7 (GMM) Toto Wolff has revealed he wants to keep Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes even beyond 2020. Although not yet announced, it is now common knowledge in the paddock that the four-time world champion has signed up again for 2019 […]

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Ricciardo putting pen to paper ‘soon’

Jul.6 (GMM) Daniel Ricciardo now appears certain to be re-signing with Red Bull for 2019 and 2020. Earlier, the Australian was linked with moves to Ferrari, Mercedes or McLaren, but now it appears as though an announcement about him staying […]

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Raikkonen will accept ‘team orders’

Jul.6 (GMM) Kimi Raikkonen says he is happy to eventually accept Ferrari ‘team orders’. In Austria, many were surprised when the Italian team did not order Raikkonen to let Sebastian Vettel past so that he could boost his championship lead. […]

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McLaren scraps Indycar plans for 2019

Jul.6 (GMM) McLaren has reportedly scrapped its plans to enter an Indycar team for 2019. The move was being planned by Zak Brown, but a performance and management crisis within the Woking based team means the Indy dream is the […]

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Williams braced for Silverstone struggle

Jul.6 (GMM) Claire Williams has admitted the once-great British team will struggle at Silverstone. Driver Lance Stroll has already called the 2018 car “slow”, and deputy boss Williams says it won’t get any better than that on the team’s home […]

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Mercedes tried to sign Verstappen – Lauda

Jul.6 (GMM) Niki Lauda has revealed that Mercedes tried to sign Max Verstappen last year. Ultimately, Verstappen was retained by Red Bull, with Mercedes team chairman Lauda saying that only happened because “Helmut Marko was faster”. “Yes, we really talked […]

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Sainz set to stay at Renault

Jul.6 (GMM) Carlos Sainz looks set to stay at Renault next year. The Spaniard’s place at the French works team was in doubt after Red Bull elected to drop customer Renault power for 2019 and switch to Honda. Sainz is […]

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Ecclestone hails Ferrari ‘sportsmanship’

Jul.5 (GMM) Bernie Ecclestone has praised Ferrari’s decision to resist imposing team orders in Austria. Sebastian Vettel could have extended his championship lead beyond a single point in Austria, but Ferrari decided instead to leave Kimi Raikkonen in second place. […]

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