Ecclestone wants Pirelli to stay in F1

Sep.30 (GMM) Bernie Ecclestone says he wants Pirelli to remain the official tyre supplier in F1. It is believed Hankook, a South Korean tyre manufacturer, has responded to the FIA’s tender about taking over from Pirelli in 2020. Pirelli is […]

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Team orders could end Bottas win hopes

Sep.30 (GMM) Valtteri Bottas could be asked to give up the race win at Sochi to help championship leader Lewis Hamilton tighten his grip on the 2018 title. Finn Bottas is on pole in Russia, but with Sebastian Vettel behind […]

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Ocon could be reserve driver in 2019

Sep.30 (GMM) Esteban Ocon could keep his F1 aspirations alive with a reserve role next year. Although once in the running at Renault and McLaren, the current Force India driver now looks set to exit the grid. Williams is more […]

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F1’s 2020 Miami plans in tatters

Sep.29 (GMM) Miami’s formula one plans are in tatters. Earlier, Liberty Media had targeted a street race on the South Florida coast, but those plans were delayed until 2020. “We aim to run the first Miami grand prix in 2020,” […]

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Kvyat return now set for Saturday

Sep.29 (GMM) Daniil Kvyat’s return to formula one with Toro Rosso next year will be announced on Saturday. Earlier, it was reported that the Russian’s 2019 contract will be unveiled on Friday. But sources at Sochi say it will now […]

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Magnussen’s Haas deal for two more years

Sep.29 (GMM) Kevin Magnussen has revealed that his new contract with Haas is for two more years. The American team finally announced at Sochi that it is keeping its same driver lineup for 2019, following a period of uncertainty about […]

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Haas could announce drivers at Sochi

Sep.28 (GMM) Haas is edging ever nearer to announcing its full 2019 driver lineup. Kevin Magnussen, who is almost certainly staying, admitted at Sochi that the delay is frustrating. “It’s a little frustrating to wait,” he admitted, “but the team […]

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Sainz to drive with eye infection

Sep.28 (GMM) Carlos Sainz says he expects to race in Russia this weekend even though he has an eye infection. The Spaniard says it is just his latest adventure at Sochi. “It’s funny, I’ve been evacuated by helicopter and this […]

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Alonso rules out Formula E move

Sep.28 (GMM) Fernando Alonso has ruled out switching to Formula E. The Spaniard announced at Sochi that, despite earlier not ruling out a return to F1 in the future, his time in the category “is over”. Alonso’s next step is […]

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Company sues Force India administrator

Sep.28 (GMM) The administrators who approved Lance Stroll’s recent Force India takeover are being sued. Last month, a Russian fertiliser company called Uralkali said the Force India administrator, FRP Advisory, did not take its “competitive bid” for the team seriously. […]

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Vandoorne set for Formula E switch

Sep.28 (GMM) Stoffel Vandoorne looks set to keep his motor racing career alive in Formula E. The Belgian has lost his McLaren seat for 2019. He told the Belgian broadcaster RTBF at Sochi: “At this moment there is nothing decided […]

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Zetsche retiring in 2019

Sep.28 (GMM) Dieter Zetsche, the chairman of F1 team Mercedes’ parent company Daimler, is stepping down. The Financial Times reports that the 65-year-old is retiring next year and will be replaced by fellow board member Ola Kallenius. Daimler said the […]

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Toro Rosso set to announce Kvyat

Sep.28 (GMM) Toro Rosso is expected to imminently announce Daniil Kvyat’s return to the team. Sources say the Red Bull junior team will say this weekend at Sochi that the Russian driver is returning from his Ferrari test role to […]

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Ocon visited Williams factory

Sep.28 (GMM) Esteban Ocon’s chances of staying in formula one remain alive. It emerged at Sochi that, between Singapore and Russia, the Frenchman visited Williams’ headquarters in Oxfordshire. “I met Claire and Frank but there is nothing on the contract […]

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Haas still quiet over 2019 drivers

Sep.27 (GMM) Haas is still staying quiet on the identity of its 2019 driver lineup. With next year’s grid now taking shape, neither of the American team’s current drivers have been confirmed. But every indication is that Kevin Magnussen and […]

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