Ferrari unsure of 2019 pecking order – Gene

Feb.28 (GMM) A Ferrari test driver will not confirm that the Maranello team is leading the 2019 field. The paddock consensus is that Ferrari is clearly leading Red Bull-Honda and Mercedes. Long-serving Ferrari tester and ambassador Marc Gene admits to […]

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Raikkonen admits Alfa Romeo ‘fast’

Feb.28 (GMM) Kimi Raikkonen has played down mounting speculation about Alfa Romeo’s ability to be a dark horse of 2019. His former Ferrari teammate, Sebastian Vettel, on Wednesday singled out the ex Sauber team as a notable standout of winter […]

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Verstappen keeping quiet ahead of 2019 season

Feb.28 (GMM) Max Verstappen has suddenly gone very quiet about progress at Red Bull-Honda. Prior to driving the newly Honda-powered 2019 Red Bull, the energy drink owned team including Verstappen were notably bullish about their chances. But now, Verstappen says […]

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Vandoorne says McLaren was focused on Alonso

Feb.28 (GMM) Stoffel Vandoorne says McLaren was almost completely focused on Fernando Alonso during his time with the once-great British team. Belgian Vandoorne raced at McLaren with Honda and then Renault power in 2017 and 2018, but for 2019 has […]

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Alonso admits 2020 return possible

Feb.28 (GMM) Fernando Alonso has admitted he could return to formula one in 2020. During his visit to the Circuit de Catalunya for pre-season testing, McLaren announced that the former team driver will be an ‘ambassador’ this year. Alonso will […]

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Vettel thinks Mercedes could be struggling

Feb.28 (GMM) Sebastian Vettel has admitted he thinks Mercedes could be struggling. While the 2019 pecking-order may be muddied, the general consensus is that Ferrari is leading the pack. “I have not analysed the times so much,” Vettel, after crashing […]

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Rosberg no longer working with Kubica

Feb.27 (GMM) Nico Rosberg insists he still is not interested in returning to formula one as a driver or team boss. The 2016 world champion quit suddenly after beating Lewis Hamilton to the title, and is now a part-time paddock […]

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Both Haas drivers now have same manager

Feb.27 (GMM) Both Haas drivers now have the same manager. Denmark’s BT newspaper reports that Kevin Magnussen has signed up with Martin Reiss, who the publication calls ‘one of the most respected deal-makers in formula one’. Magnussen had recently been […]

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Renault targets ‘lucky’ podium in 2019

Feb.27 (GMM) Renault thinks it has reduced the gap to the top three teams over the winter. Nick Chester, the French works team’s technical boss, told Spanish reporters in Barcelona that he is “satisfied” with the 2019 car. Renault finished […]

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Alfa Romeo admits Schumacher could test

Feb.27 (GMM) Frederic Vasseur has admitted that Mick Schumacher could test the 2019 Alfa Romeo in April. Earlier, we reported rumours that the former Sauber team could run Michael Schumacher’s 19-year-old son in the post-Bahrain GP young drivers’ test. “There […]

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