McLaren joins Ferrari in helping Manor survive

Feb.26 (GMM) McLaren has joined fellow creditor Ferrari in helping the former Marussia team to survive. Ferrari, owed millions by the struggling backmarker, has agreed to keep supplying its 2014-spec turbo V6 engine to the team reborn as ‘Manor’ for […]

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Button predicts unpredictable Melbourne grid

Feb.26 (GMM) Jenson Button is predicting an unpredictable grid for next weekend’s Melbourne season opener. As the final four-day test of the winter pre-season begins on Thursday in Barcelona, the McLaren-Honda driver said the pecking order has changed since last […]

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Now FIA helping Manor’s quest for 2015 grid

Feb.26 (GMM) F1’s governing body has joined McLaren and Ferrari in actively supporting the former Marussia team’s quest to return to the sport this year. Although owed millions by the struggling backmarker, Ferrari has agreed to keep supplying its 2014-spec […]

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Alonso could miss Melbourne season opener

Feb.26 (GMM) Fernando Alonso’s manager has sidestepped suggestions the Spaniard might have to sit out the Melbourne season opener. After four days in hospital, the 33-year-old is now resting with his family in his native Oviedo in the wake of […]

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Cloud still hangs over Monza GP

Feb.25 (GMM) A cloud continues to hang over the future of the iconic Italian grand prix. Last year, Bernie Ecclestone warned that because the current contractual terms are “a disaster”, once the deal expires after the 2016 race, formula one […]

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Alonso ‘going home to rest’ – report

Feb.25 (GMM) After three nights in hospital and amid swirling speculation about his testing crash, Fernando Alonso is finally going home. That was the claim on Wednesday of the Spanish sports daily El Mundo Deportivo, reporting that the McLaren-Honda driver […]

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Alonso to sit out Barcelona test

Feb.25 (GMM) McLaren-Honda has confirmed that Fernando Alonso will sit out the final test of the winter this week. Earlier on Wednesday, three nights in hospital after his testing crash at Barcelona, the Spaniard finally returned home to his native […]

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Wolff sells more of Williams stake

Feb.25 (GMM) Toto Wolff has offloaded more of his stake in the Williams team. Ever since the Austrian bought into Mercedes early in 2013 and began working as its F1 and motor racing chief, his more than 15 per cent […]

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Technical expert says Ferrari back on track

Feb.25 (GMM) One of F1’s most respected technical journalists agrees that Ferrari is back on track after its disappointing 2014. Giorgio Piola, a veteran of hundreds of grands prix as a technical illustrator, said the biggest step forward taken by […]

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Alonso-Vettel switch was right – Briatore

Feb.24 (GMM) Fernando Alonso’s departure from Ferrari, replaced by fellow former champion Sebastian Vettel, was one of the highest-profile driver changes in the history of formula one. But according to Flavio Briatore, a guiding hand throughout the management of Alonso’s […]

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