FIA approves new Mercedes mirror design

Jun.30 (GMM) The FIA has shown a green light to Mercedes’ controversial new mirror design. The reigning champions brought a substantial upgrade package to Austria, and the aerodynamically-styled mountings of the mirrors attracted attention in the pitlane. “This is illegal,” […]

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Renault confirms engine ‘party mode’

Jun.29 (GMM) Renault has confirmed that it will finally have a ‘party mode’ for its engine from this weekend in Austria. Until now in the ‘power unit’ era, only Mercedes and Ferrari have had the crucial extra power boost in […]

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Verstappen tips Ricciardo to stay

Jun.29 (GMM) Max Verstappen thinks he will have the same teammate in 2019. At the moment, Daniel Ricciardo is linked with potential moves to Ferrari, Mercedes, McLaren or Renault, and he hopes his decision will be clear by the summer […]

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Media exaggerating McLaren crisis – Alonso

Jun.29 (GMM) Fernando Alonso says the media is exaggerating the severity of McLaren’s problems. Some sections of the media say the once-great British team is in crisis, as it struggles for performance and stands down a potential staff revolt. “There […]

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Magnussen plays down Ferrari rumour

Jun.29 (GMM) Kevin Magnussen has played down a wild rumour linking him with Ferrari. Although it seems more likely that Ferrari would replace Kimi Raikkonen with Charles Leclerc, the paddock grapevine said impressive Haas driver Magnussen could also be a […]

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Leclerc admits Ferrari switch ‘a dream’

Jun.29 (GMM) Charles Leclerc has admitted he would jump at the chance to switch from Sauber to Ferrari. Already a member of the Ferrari driver academy, the rumour mill is hinting strongly that the impressive 20-year-old rookie is being lined […]

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Vettel says crash criticism ‘normal’

Jun.29 (GMM) Sebastian Vettel says he has arrived in Austria feeling “relaxed”. That is despite a barrage of criticism since his first lap crashes in Paul Ricard a week ago that cost him the championship lead. “No, criticism in such […]

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McLaren sidesteps Raikkonen rumours

Jun.28 (GMM) McLaren has sidestepped reports that Kimi Raikkonen might be in the team’s sights for 2019. It is already rumoured that Daniel Ricciardo is being lined up as a potential replacement should ‘number 1’ Fernando Alonso leave at the […]

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F1 set to announce new engine rules

Jun.28 (GMM) F1 looks poised to announce its new engine regulations for 2021. It is expected that the FIA and Liberty Media will simplify the rules and attract new manufacturers like Porsche by, among other things, dropping the MGU-H unit. […]

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Hockenheim not on 2019 calendar

Jun.28 (GMM) There will be no German grand prix at Hockenheim in 2019. The circuit is hosting a race next month, but organisers have been unable to reach a new deal with F1 owner Liberty Media. “We are not surprised […]

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Paul Ricard unsure over Mistral chicane axe

Jun.27 (GMM) Paul Ricard boss Stephane Clair sounds unsure about whether the French grand prix venue should axe its controversial ‘Mistral chicane’. Many drivers called on the FIA and circuit officials to leave the long Mistral straight unimpeded next year […]

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