Pirelli plays down Raikkonen criticism

Jan.27 (GMM) Pirelli has played down reports that Kimi Raikkonen is unhappy with F1’s new generation of wet weather tyres. The Finnish driver was at the wheel of last year’s Ferrari when Pirelli began testing at the artificially-watered Paul Ricard […]

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Vettel says Melbourne win not crucial

Jan.27 (GMM) Sebastian Vettel has tested twice already in 2016, despite not even setting eyes on Ferrari’s new car. Indeed, while most of his rivals remain in their winter slumber, German Vettel recently ran a 2014 Ferrari at Fiorano. And […]

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Sainz tips ‘better’ season for Alonso

Jan.27 (GMM) Carlos Sainz has tipped his countryman and mentor Fernando Alonso to have a “better” season with McLaren-Honda. “I think that after 2015 it can only go better for them,” said the young Toro Rosso driver. “How much better, […]

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Career twists for Doornbos, Villeneuve

Jan.26 (GMM) A former F1 driver’s career has taken a stimulating twist. In 2005 and 2006, Dutchman Robert Doornbos appeared in grands prix for Minardi and Red Bull. But CNET, a technology website, said the 34-year-old went on to found […]

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Jock Clear starts work for Ferrari

Jan.26 (GMM) Jock Clear has finally started work at Ferrari, after serving a full year of so-called ‘gardening leave’. In late 2014, Mercedes announced that Lewis Hamilton’s highly regarded and experienced performance engineer is leaving the dominant German team. A […]

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Honda plays down 200hp power boost reports

Jan.25 (GMM) Honda has dismissed speculation it has found more than a whopping 200 horse power over the winter break. Earlier, the Spanish sports daily AS claimed McLaren’s works engine partner had closed the gap to the leading manufacturers for […]

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Manor signs Pat Fry

Jan.25 (GMM) Manor has signed up another big name ahead of the 2016 season. Recently, the backmarker team signed former Ferrari designer Nikolas Tombazis. And now on Monday, Manor announced that Tombazis’ former Ferrari colleague, the similarly-ousted Pat Fry, has […]

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Two post-race tests in 2016 – report

Jan.13 (GMM) F1 teams will test in the days after two European grands prix in 2016, it emerged on Wednesday. Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport said there will be four days of in-season testing this year, at Barcelona and Silverstone […]

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Gutierrez admits Haas targeting debut points

Jan.13 (GMM) Haas is targeting points finishes in its debut season, driver Esteban Gutierrez has confirmed. While F1’s newest teams like HRT, Caterham and Manor struggled more for mere survival than for points, the American outfit Haas is coming into […]

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Details of changes for 2016 Ferrari car emerge

Jan.13 (GMM) In Italy and across the world, anticipation about Ferrari’s new car for 2016 and a potential championship bid is building. A five-day countdown at the Maranello team’s website has begun, with some speculating that the as-yet unnamed 2016 […]

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Sauber signs Red Bull engineer

Jan.13 (GMM) Sauber has appointed a replacement for departing long-time senior engineer Giampaolo Dall’Ara. Last week, we reported that Dall’Ara has resigned from the Swiss team after 15 years in order to accept an offer to work in the German […]

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