Pirelli defends high pressures at Spa

Aug.28 (GMM) Pirelli has hit back at fierce criticism of its tyres this weekend at Spa. Up and down the pitlane, drivers are complaining about severe degradation and mandatory high tyre pressures that Felipe Massa says are “ridiculous”. “The super […]

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Wolff denies Manor now ‘Toto Rosso’

Aug.28 (GMM) Toto Wolff has played down claims he is turning the F1 backmarker Manor into a Mercedes junior team. The outfit, already powered by a Mercedes engine, now has both of Mercedes’ junior drivers Pascal Wehrlein and Esteban Ocon […]

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Wolff plays down Vandoorne comments

Aug.28 (GMM) Toto Wolff has played down suggestions he is about to snap up McLaren’s Stoffel Vandoorne. The Mercedes boss caused a stir at Spa by reportedly telling the Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws that he rates Belgian Vandoorne as […]

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Belgian Grand Prix – Qualifying

Rosberg on Pole with a 1:46.744 from Verstappen (+0.149), Raikkonen (+0.166), Vettel (+0.364), Ricciardo (+0.472), Perez (+0.663), Hulkenberg (+0.799), Bottas (+0.868), Button (+1.370), Massa (+1.519). Knocked out of Q2: Grosjean, Magnussen, Gutierrez, Palmer, Sainz and Wehrlein (Rosberg quickest). Knocked out […]

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Belgian Grand Prix – 3rd Free Practice

Raikkonen quickest with a 1:47.974 from Ricciardo (+0.215), Vettel (+0.323), Bottas (+0.530), Hamilton (0.661), Hulkenberg (0.765), Rosberg (+0.768), Massa (+0.809), Perez (+0.941) & Grosjean (+1.298). Alonso, Gutierrez, Button, Magnussen, Wehrlein, Kvyat, Sainz, Palmer, Nasr, Ocon and Ericsson. Verstappen didn’t set a […]

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Pirelli back in the spotlight at Spa

Aug.27 (GMM) Pirelli’s tyres are back in the spotlight at Spa. Many drivers complained about tyres that are blistering within a single practice lap of the Belgian layout, including veteran Felipe Massa who described the pressures prescribed by Pirelli this […]

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Engineers say Raikkonen deserves 2017 seat

Aug.27 (GMM) Kimi Raikkonen’s former race engineers all say the Finn deserves to have kept his Ferrari seat for 2017. With younger chargers like Valtteri Bottas, Sergio Perez, Nico Hulkenberg and Carlos Sainz all pushing to step up, many were […]

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Sainz worried Toro Rosso being left behind

Aug.27 (GMM) Carlos Sainz says he is worried Toro Rosso has suddenly become the F1 backmarker. The junior Red Bull team expected a hard weekend at Spa, but Spaniard Sainz said Toro Rosso is really “struggling” with its 2015-spec Ferrari […]

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Belgian Grand Prix – 2nd Free Practice

Verstappen quickest with a 1:48.085 from Ricciardo (+0.256), Hulkenberg (+0.572), Vettel (+0.938), Perez (+1.015), Rosberg (+1.076), Raikkonen (+1.159), Grosjean (+1.334), Button (+1.334) & Gutierrez (+1.563)    Wehrlein, Alonso, Hamilton, Kvyat, Ericsson, Bottas, Massa, Sainz, Magnussen, Palmer, Ocon and Nasr make […]

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Belgian Grand Prix – 1st Free Practice

Rosberg quickest with a 1:48.348 from Hamilton (+0.730), Raikkonen (+0.799), Perez (+0.926), Vettel (+1.420), Ricciardo (+1.434), Verstappen (+1.517), Hulkenberg (+1.740), Bottas (+2.046) and Guiterrez (+2.235). Grosjean, Massa, Ericsson, Sainz, Nasr, Ocon, Kvyat, Button, Wehrlein, Magnussen and Palmer make the rest […]

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Haas unmoved over Gutierrez rumours

Aug.26 (GMM) Haas boss Gunther Steiner will not say if Esteban Gutierrez is staying at the new American team for its second season in 2017. At Spa, Steiner was asked about the fact that, when questioned by reporters, Gutierrez had […]

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Vettel knows Ferrari form will take time

Aug.26 (GMM) Sebastian Vettel says he remains patient as Ferrari builds back up to winning form. Before the summer break, Red Bull overtook Ferrari as the second-fastest team behind Mercedes, just as news was confirmed that technical boss James Allison […]

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Sainz impressed with McLaren progress

Aug.26 (GMM) Carlos Sainz says he has been impressed with the progress being made by McLaren-Honda. After a shocking 2015, the new Anglo-Japanese collaboration has been making gradual progress this year and has arrived at Spa with a new Honda […]

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