Sauber closes 2019 door to Vandoorne

Aug.31 (GMM) Another door appears to have closed to Stoffel Vandoorne. It seems increasingly likely that the Belgian will be ousted by McLaren — perhaps even as soon as after Sunday’s Italian grand prix at Monza. He had a horror […]

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Perez plays down McLaren speculation

Aug.31 (GMM) Sergio Perez has played down speculation linking him with McLaren for 2019. Earlier, it seemed clear that the Mexican, having participated in the legal moves that triggered the Lawrence Stroll takeover, was definitely staying at Force India. But […]

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Halo critics unmoved after Leclerc crash

Aug.31 (GMM) Two fierce critics of the ‘Halo’ system are not backing down, even after the Charles Leclerc incident at Spa. After the incident involving Fernando Alonso’s flying McLaren, former double world champion Mika Hakkinen said he thinks the controversial […]

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Alonso has ‘new’ old McLaren at Monza

Aug.31 (GMM) McLaren has cobbled together a ‘new’ chassis for Fernando Alonso to race this weekend at Monza. Just days ago at Spa, the Spaniard’s car climbed over the back of Charles Leclerc’s Sauber, highlighting the role of the controversial […]

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Ocon confirms failed McLaren seat fitting

Aug.30 (GMM) Esteban Ocon has admitted he had a seat fitting at McLaren’s Woking factory. Last week, it was rumoured the Frenchman could be ousted by Lance Stroll at Force India, but accommodated with immediate effect at McLaren. However, it […]

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Verstappen ‘still no fan’ of Halo

Aug.30 (GMM) Even a scary crash at Spa has not convinced Max Verstappen about the merits of ‘Halo’. At the first corner of the Belgian grand prix, Fernando Alonso’s McLaren leapfrogged over the Sauber of Charles Leclerc. Tyre marks on […]

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Raikkonen announcement still unclear

Aug.30 (GMM) It is still not clear if Ferrari is planning a driver announcement for Monza. While some expect the Italian team to confirm Kimi Raikkonen for 2019, Finland’s Turun Sanomat says “reliable sources” report that is not the case. […]

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Perez not judging future teammate Stroll

Aug.30 (GMM) Sergio Perez isn’t sure what to make of Lance Stroll. It is strongly rumoured that, after Sunday’s Italian grand prix, Stroll will make the switch to Force India. The Silverstone based team has just been bought by Stroll’s […]

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Hamilton to skip Thursday at Monza

Aug.30 (GMM) Lewis Hamilton will skip Thursday’s media activities at Monza, Sky Italia reports. The local broadcaster said the world championship leader will only be at the circuit ahead of Friday practice for the Italian grand prix. “In Hungary Ferrari […]

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Force India fights for $33 million

Aug.30 (GMM) Force India is fighting for its right to keep $33 million in official prize money. Taken over by Lawrence Stroll, the team actually had to become a new entrant as of the Belgian grand prix, which meant the […]

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Stroll admits ousting Ocon ‘not fair’

Aug.29 (GMM) Lance Stroll admits it will not be “entirely fair” if he takes over Esteban Ocon’s place at Force India. French broadcaster Canal Plus caught a conversation in French between Ocon and Sebastian Vettel at Spa. Ocon, 21, told […]

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Verstappen admits no Honda title until 2020

Aug.29 (GMM) Max Verstappen is looking forward to Red Bull’s Honda-powered future. A fierce critic of the departing customer Renault engines, the Dutchman acknowledges however that he might need to wait a full year before Red Bull-Honda can charge for […]

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Monza set for F1 contract talks

Aug.29 (GMM) Italian grand prix boss Angelo Sticchi Damiani says Monza wants to “rethink” its contract with Liberty Media. It is believed the F1 rights holder and Hockenheim have agreed new terms for a race in 2019, but a darker […]

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F1 agrees new German GP deal – report

Aug.28 (GMM) The German grand prix has been saved, according to the local Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) newspaper. Earlier, with Liberty Media’s plans for a Miami GP next year in tatters, talks about reviving a contract at Hockenheim began. FAZ […]

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FIA to study Halo after Leclerc incident

Aug.28 (GMM) Supporters of the controversial ‘Halo’ safety innovation say a crash at Spa vindicated the decision to introduce it. Tyre marks and damage to the Halo was visible on Charles Leclerc’s Sauber after a scary air-borne crash involving Fernando […]

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