F1 experts praise Seidl at McLaren

May 17 (GMM) F1 experts say Andreas Seidl is a good addition to the improving McLaren team. After the disastrous Honda years, and two subsequent seasons of struggle with current customer engine partner Renault, the once-great British team is finally […]

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F1 eyes grand prix in Africa

May 17 (GMM) Liberty Media is now targeting a race on the continent of Africa. With the new F1 owner adding a race in the Netherlands for 2020, former supremo Bernie Ecclestone observed: “We’re missing a South African grand prix […]

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Mercedes ‘on another planet’ – Briatore

May 17 (GMM) The number of F1 experts who believe Ferrari can win the 2019 world championship is dwindling. Flavio Briatore, the flamboyant former Renault boss, observes that after five consecutive 1-2s for Mercedes, the German team is on “another […]

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No problem with Bottas clutch in Barcelona

May 16 (GMM) Mercedes says there was nothing wrong with Valtteri Bottas’ clutch in Barcelona. The pole sitter lost the lead to Lewis Hamilton at the very start last weekend, reporting “strange behaviour on the clutch” afterwards. But sporting director […]

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Sirotkin happy to take Kubica’s seat

May 16 (GMM) Sergey Sirotkin has admitted he would be happy to take struggling Robert Kubica’s place at Williams. The Russian was ousted by the British team at the end of last year, but performance has slumped even more after […]

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Protest threat looms over Monaco GP

May 16 (GMM) A protest threat is hanging over next weekend’s Monaco grand prix. On Wednesday, disgruntled taxi drivers disrupted services at Nice Airport over a union dispute, which affected the Cannes film festival. Now, Monaco is in their sights. […]

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Vettel’s brother plays down F1 hopes

May 15 (GMM) Sebastian Vettel’s younger brother has played down suggestions he is aiming for Formula 1. We reported in March that the younger Vettel had this year become a Mercedes driver in the ADAC GT Masters series. But Fabian […]

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