Former sponsor did not pay Williams in full

Nov.12 (GMM) SMP Racing did not pay in full for its sponsorship of the struggling backmarker Williams in 2018. That is the claim of a Russian source at Moscow-based Echo Moskwa radio. Last year, Russian Sergey Sirotkin raced for Williams […]

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Verstappen denies dismissing Hamilton success

Nov.12 (GMM) Max Verstappen has fended off a rumour that he has signed a pre-contract with Mercedes to replace Lewis Hamilton if the six-time champion quits Mercedes for 2021. “Slippery question,” the Red Bull-Honda driver smiled to Italy’s Corriere della […]

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Toto Wolff to miss Brazilian GP

Nov.12 (GMM) Toto Wolff will this weekend sit out a grand prix for the first time since 2013. Now the Mercedes boss, 47-year-old Wolff began attending races regularly in 2019 when he bought a share of Williams. He left in […]

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Former manager thinks Schumacher will recover

Nov.11 (GMM) Michael Schumacher’s former manager thinks the F1 legend will recover from his brain injuries. Willi Weber who brought Schumacher into the sport in 1991, and worked with the seven time world champion until his less successful comeback in […]

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Renault plays down F1 quit rumours

Nov.11 (GMM) Renault has played down rumours it might quit Formula 1. Last week, reports suggested that amid on and off-track scandals, poor results and the loss of engine customers Red Bull and McLaren, new Renault CEO Clotilde Delbos might […]

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Brawn admits F1 engine ‘freeze’ possible

Nov.11 (GMM) Ross Brawn has admitted that engine development in Formula 1 may be frozen. While the regulations are changing markedly for 2021, the hybrid ‘power units’ will not. “We know exactly where we are on 2021,” said Renault boss […]

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2021 rules ‘a starting point’ – Brawn

Nov.11 (GMM) Ross Brawn suggests he doesn’t mind if the F1 teams see the newly-published regulations for 2021 as a draft. With the Maranello team having earlier expressed big concerns about the direction of the rules, the paddock was shocked […]

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