Dane backs Magnussen after Palmer defeat

Mar.29 (GMM) A countryman of F1 returnee Kevin Magnussen has defended the Dane’s performance at the recent Australian grand prix. Jolyon Palmer, a rookie and Magnussen’s teammate at Renault, has been quoted as saying out-qualifying and then beating the former […]

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Letter not just about qualifying – Wurz

Mar.29 (GMM) Alex Wurz insists the dissenting letter written on behalf of the current F1 drivers is not a mere reaction to the qualifying format debacle. Through the Wurz-led Grand Prix Drivers’ Association (GPDA), the drivers hit out at the […]

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Wolff slams decision to keep ‘musical chairs’

Mar.29 (GMM) Toto Wolff has slammed the decision to keep the highly controversial ‘musical chairs’ qualifying format in place for Bahrain. After the system’s farcical debut in Melbourne, team bosses got together on Sunday before the season-opening race and agreed […]

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FIA eyes Alonso’s broken seat after crash

Mar.29 (GMM) The FIA has launched an investigation into Fernando Alonso’s spectacular Melbourne crash, with insiders saying the Spaniard was lucky to survive. Reports including one in the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera reveal the governing body’s probe follows revelations […]

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Ecclestone coy over Monza’s F1 future

Mar.28 (GMM) The saga over the future of historic Monza’s grand prix continues, with Bernie Ecclestone making conflicting comments regarding its chances. After reports suggested talks between the Italians and the F1 supremo have broken down, Ecclestone told La Gazzetta […]

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‘Musical chairs’ stays in place for Bahrain

Mar.25 (GMM) The controversial and unpopular ‘musical chairs’ qualifying format will decide the grid for next weekend’s Bahrain grand prix. That is despite the fact the new concept, featuring 90-second countdown eliminations, was widely declared an unmitigated failure on debut […]

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Verstappen says no feud with Sainz

Mar.24 (GMM) Max Verstappen has played down claims his rivalry with teammate Carlos Sainz has turned into a feud. The Dutchman was furious at the Australian grand prix, launching foul-mouthed tirades on the radio after getting stuck behind the sister […]

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Schumacher was right about Vettel – Clear

Mar.24 (GMM) Michael Schumacher was “absolutely right” to have urged Ferrari to sign up Sebastian Vettel for the future. Well-known F1 engineer Jock Clear has returned from a year of ‘gardening leave’ to take up a leading position at Ferrari, […]

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Ecclestone agrees with drivers over governance

Mar.24 (GMM) Bernie Ecclestone on Thursday joined forces with F1 drivers who are complaining about the governance of the sport. Sections of the media had interpreted the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association’s rare letter this week as a scathing attack on […]

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Lauda denies Mercedes still sandbagging

Mar.24 (GMM) Niki Lauda has hit back at claims Mercedes is still sandbagging, one race into its 2016 championship campaign. It was rumoured the dominant champions of 2014 and 2015 held fire on its full performance potential over the winter, […]

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Renault not giving up on 2016 – Vasseur

Mar.24 (GMM) Renault has not given up on the 2016 season, team boss Frederic Vasseur insists. After the eleventh-hour takeover of Lotus, it had been reported that the French carmaker will quickly turn its attention to making a new car […]

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