Alonso exit shows F1 ‘sick’ – Perez

Nov.16 (GMM) Fernando Alonso’s plight shows that F1 is “sick”. That is the claim of Force India driver Sergio Perez, referring to double world champion Alonso’s decision to retire from F1 and race instead at Le Mans and the Indy […]

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Kubica has ‘made decision’ about 2019

Nov.16 (GMM) Robert Kubica looks certain to secure the second race seat at Williams for 2019. At an event in northern Poland, the British team’s reserve driver declared: “I have made my decision.” Pole Kubica, who has not raced in […]

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Dutch GP preparations to take ‘years’

Nov.16 (GMM) Belgian grand prix boss Andre Maes doubts the Netherlands can quickly put together an F1 project. After 35 years promoting the iconic race at Spa-Francorchamps, promoter Maes is stepping down. Formule 1, a Dutch publication, said his replacement […]

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F1 teams eye Porsche boss Seidl

Nov.16 (GMM) Mercedes looks set to recruit a top official from Porsche’s highly successful Le Mans team. Porsche ended its highly successful run in the world endurance championship last year, and Speed Week now reports that team boss Andreas Seidl […]

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Ecclestone quiet on Brazil GP rescue

Nov.15 (GMM) Bernie Ecclestone is not saying whether he will leap to the rescue of the Brazilian grand prix. The former F1 supremo, who lives part-time in the country and whose wife Fabiana heads their coffee brand Celebrity, has been […]

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Carey admits no ‘new engine’ for 2021

Nov.14 (GMM) Chase Carey has admitted F1’s engines will not change significantly for 2021. Earlier, Liberty Media wanted drastically different engines compared to the complex, controversial and quiet ‘power units’ of today. But those currently on the grid hit back […]

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Brazil ramps up efforts to keep grand prix

Nov.13 (GMM) Organisers of the Brazilian grand prix have ramped up efforts to keep Interlagos on the F1 calendar. The contract expires in 2020, but local government says it intends to privatise the circuit in the meantime. “The race is […]

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Verstappen would ‘kick psychologist out’

Nov.13 (GMM) Max Verstappen says he regrets nothing about shoving Esteban Ocon after Sunday’s Brazilian grand prix. The Dutchman will do two days of FIA community service as a punishment for the altercation, but insists he has no regrets. “No. […]

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Miami GP plans still not dead – Carey

Nov.12 (GMM) Chase Carey insists that plans for a grand prix in Miami have not been scrapped. In late September, the Miami city commission voted to indefinitely defer the plans. Instead, F1 owner Liberty Media has announced a new grand […]

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Vettel not worried about incoming Leclerc

Nov.12 (GMM) Sebastian Vettel says he is not worried about the ambitions of his new Ferrari teammate for 2019. German Vettel has had a tough few months, having gone from being world championship favourite to heftily criticised in the Italian […]

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