Vandoorne plays down Spa axe rumours

Jul.13 (GMM) Stoffel Vandoorne says he is “very confident” he will still be a McLaren driver in four weeks’ time. In Hungary, a rumour did the rounds that the British team will oust Vandoorne ahead of his home race at […]

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Three teams thwarting Force India sale

Jul.31 (GMM) Three teams reportedly look set to make the sale and rescue of Force India more difficult. The Silverstone based team has been placed into administration, but there are several potential buyers. However, all teams must agree if the […]

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Sirotkin ‘calm’ about F1 future

Jul.31 (GMM) Sergey Sirotkin says he is not worried about his future. That is despite the fact that, in his rookie season, the Russian is dead last with the slowest car in the field. Sirotkin admits that, at least initially […]

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Winter testing in Bahrain not likely – Lowe

Jul.30 (GMM) Plans to move winter testing for 2019 to Bahrain appear to have been derailed. We reported recently that, after the new track surface and freezing temperatures in Barcelona badly affected the 2018 pre-season, moves were afoot to transfer […]

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Bottas plays down Wolff’s ‘wingman’ comment

Jul.30 (GMM) Valtteri Bottas his hit reverse gear after reacting angrily to the suggestion he is Lewis Hamilton’s ‘wingman’. Mercedes boss Toto Wolff used the ‘wingman’ description while praising the Finnish driver for finishing second behind Lewis Hamilton in Hungary. […]

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Wolff looks ahead to Force India buyer

Jul.30 (GMM) Toto Wolff says he is watching the situation at Force India very closely. With Mercedes, Sergio Perez and sponsor BWT all owed money, the Silverstone based team has been placed into administration. But there are buyers. “Let’s see […]

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Stoddart backs Liberty to improve F1

Jul.29 (GMM) Former Minardi boss Paul Stoddart says he hopes formula one can up its game for 2021. Over a decade ago, the Australian owned and ran a small backmarker team, and he says even then there were efforts to […]

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Vasseur plays down Vandoorne rumour

Jul.29 (GMM) Frederic Vasseur has played down rumours linking Stoffel Vandoorne with Sauber. The latest ‘silly season’ rumour in Hungary is that Kimi Raikkonen’s closeness to new Ferrari CEO Louis Camilleri could have saved the Finn’s cockpit for 2019. Now, […]

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Force India racing on amid administration

Jul.29 (GMM) Force India is racing ahead in Hungary, even though it has been placed into financial administration. The news from a London court arrived in Hungary that action taken by Sergio Perez, Mercedes and sponsor BWT had meant the […]

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FIA has ‘no concerns’ about Ferrari engine

Jul.29 (GMM) Charlie Whiting says the FIA has “no concerns” about Ferrari’s power unit. After years of Mercedes dominance in the ‘power unit’ era, it is now widely agreed that Ferrari is clearly ahead with controversial technology in the hybrid […]

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New deal for Ricciardo still delayed

Jul.28 (GMM) Daniel Ricciardo is still not ready to announce his new Red Bull contract. Despite flirtations with Ferrari and Mercedes, it is now clear that the Australian is staying with the energy drink owned team. But negotiations have been […]

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Claire Williams considers quitting F1

Jul.28 (GMM) Claire Williams has admitted she is still thinking about quitting as the struggling British team’s boss. Former team champion Jacques Villeneuve declared recently that Williams is “dead”, with founder Sir Frank Williams having made a grave mistake in […]

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Vandoorne gets different chassis for Hungary

Jul.27 (GMM) Stoffel Vandoorne will use a different chassis this weekend in Hungary. For the past two races, the Belgian has struggled immensely alongside his McLaren teammate Fernando Alonso. “There is something wrong with his car,” Alonso insisted at Hockenheim. […]

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