Palmer plays down Renault ‘pressure’

Apr.28 (GMM) Jolyon Palmer is facing speculation in Russia that he is in danger of being replaced at Renault. Reports say the French works team is considering ousting the Briton, who finished dead last in China, in favour of French […]

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Pundit predicts Hamilton ‘will come back’

Apr.28 (GMM) Nico Rosberg grinned when asked by a German newspaper if married life and fatherhood has slowed him down. “Apparently not!” the Mercedes driver told Der Tagesspiegel. Indeed, ever since teammate Lewis Hamilton easily wrapped up the 2015 crown, […]

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No need for meldonium in F1 – Kvyat

Apr.28 (GMM) Daniil Kvyat has dismissed suggestions F1 drivers are at risk of being caught taking meldonium, a newly-banned drug. Over 100 international athletes, mainly Russian, have tested positive for the substance since it was recently prohibited, with tennis star […]

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Monza takes another step towards new F1 deal

Apr.28 (GMM) Monza may have taken another decisive step towards a new F1 contract, according to multiple media reports in Italy. Autosprint reveals that Andrea Dell’Orto, the president of the fabled Italian circuit’s operator Sias, has stepped down. The report […]

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Sochi tweaks track after Sainz crash

Apr.28 (GMM) Race organisers have made changes to the Sochi circuit in the wake of Carlos Sainz’s huge crash a year ago. Recalling his 2015 practice crash in which the Spaniard’s Toro Rosso was buried deep beneath Tec-Pro barriers before […]

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Massa wants ‘windbags’ to stay united

Apr.28 (GMM) Felipe Massa has urged the F1 drivers to stay “united” amid the push to improve F1. Tension is still brewing between the drivers’ body and Bernie Ecclestone, after the F1 supremo called those critical of the management of […]

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Manor founder John Booth joins Toro Rosso

Apr.27 (GMM) John Booth is returning to formula one. At the end of last season, the Manor founder and boss left the F1 backmarker, with Stephen Fitzpatrick having rescued the team following the Marussia collapse. Together with Graeme Lowdon, Booth […]

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Ecclestone wants to be ‘dictator’ again

Apr.27 (GMM) Bernie Ecclestone on Wednesday said he would like to become F1’s “dictator” once again. Speculation in recent days has suggested the sport’s major carmakers including Ferrari may be moving against the F1 supremo, in a bid to see […]

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Still no agreement after key F1 meetings

Apr.27 (GMM) As the sport’s key decision-making groups met outside London on Tuesday, the Austrian newspaper Kleine Zeitung talked of “the most important meetings for formula one in recent years”. Indeed, now just days before the end-of-April deadline for agreeing […]

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Sirotkin admits targeting Renault race debut

Apr.27 (GMM) Sergey Sirotkin on Wednesday admitted he is targeting a full race seat at Renault for 2017. 24 hours ago, the French works team announced that the 20-year-old Russian, backed by the Vladimir Putin-supported SMP Racing, will drive in […]

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