Berger’s nephew to make F1 test debut

Jun.21 (GMM) Gerhard Berger’s nephew is set to take a big leap forward in his ambitions to race in F1. 22-year-old Lucas Auer, whose mother is F1 legend Berger’s sister Claudia, is a title contender in the German touring car […]

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Prost welcomes new F1 team rumours

Jun.21 (GMM) F1 legend Alain Prost has welcomed rumours suggesting an eleventh team could be on the grid in 2018. The quadruple world champion, now an advisor for the Renault works team, told Germany’s Auto Bild the conditions to enter […]

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Sauber not commenting on McLaren gearbox claims

Jun.21 (GMM) Monisha Kaltenborn has played down the impact the potential McLaren-Honda split might have on Sauber. Currently, McLaren is Honda’s works team, while Ferrari-powered Sauber is set to become the Japanese marque’s first customer in 2018. But now, it […]

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Russia GP date change due to World Cup

Jun.21 (GMM) Next year’s football World Cup is one reason organisers of the Russian grand prix pushed for a date change for 2018. This year, the Sochi round took place in April, but on next year’s schedule the Russian GP […]

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Hamilton could quit F1 after 2017

Jun.21 (GMM) Lewis Hamilton is not ruling out quitting F1 at the end of the season. When discussing his eventual ‘legacy’ within the sport in conversation with the FIA magazine Auto, triple world champion Hamilton said he might soon join […]

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Honda not ruling out F1 help

Jun.21 (GMM) Honda is no longer ruling out accepting help as it looks to finally get up to speed in F1. Until now, the Japanese marque has usually been reluctant to look outside its own company during its three-year struggle […]

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No hurry to sign new Bottas deal – Wolff

Jun.21 (GMM) Toto Wolff says Mercedes will “take our time” in deciding whether to keep Valtteri Bottas for 2018. The Finn, currently on just a one year deal following Nico Rosberg’s shock retirement, said this week his goal is to […]

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Carey confident all 21 races set for 2018

Jun.21 (GMM) Chase Carey has played down speculation next year’s 21-race calendar could actually drop to 19 grands prix. Both China and the popular Singapore night race have been marked on the provisional 2018 schedule as “subject to commercial rights […]

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Carey plays down 2018 ‘triple header’

Jun.21 (GMM) Chase Carey has played down the ‘triple header’ that will take place in F1 next year. On the bustling 21-race calendar for 2018, three events – France, Austria and Britain – will be held on subsequent weekends. Carey, […]

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Bottas wants ‘long term’ Mercedes deal

Jun.20 (GMM) Valtteri Bottas says he is balancing his ambitions to win races against his desire to secure a “long term contract” with Mercedes. Having replaced the reigning champion Nico Rosberg this year, Bottas has impressed so far in 2017 […]

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Vettel defends social media absence

Jun.20 (GMM) Sebastian Vettel has defended his decision to keep a low public profile. The German is notoriously private, as he is rarely photographed with his wife and children and has no social media profiles on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. […]

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Tyre management not among McLaren’s problems

Jun.20 (GMM) Tyre management is not among McLaren’s problems in 2018. That is the claim of Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport, as the great British team races towards divorce with its hapless works engine partner Honda. McLaren’s actual 2017 chassis, […]

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Whiting gives Imola F1 circuit approval

Jun.19 (GMM) Imola remains on track for a future return to the F1 calendar. Before current Italian GP host Monza’s 2017 deal was signed last year, the now ousted F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone had admitted Imola was in the running […]

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Rumour – Williams key to McLaren-Honda split?

Jun.19 (GMM) Williams has emerged as the potential key to fellow British team McLaren’s Honda divorce. Blick newspaper’s veteran correspondent Roger Benoit reports that Williams could drop its customer Mercedes engine deal for 2018 in order to become the new […]

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