Mercedes names Lauda successor

Jul.31 (GMM) Mercedes has appointed a replacement for the late Niki Lauda. At the time of his death in May, the F1 legend was the team’s non-executive chairman, reporting directly to Daimler’s management board. Lauda was also a 10 per […]

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Marko not ruling out Verstappen title

Jul.31 (GMM) Red Bull-Honda could soon close the gap completely to Mercedes. That is the view of Dr Helmut Marko, after Max Verstappen won two of the past three grands prix. “I would not rule it out,” the Red Bull […]

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Renault claims to have broken 1000hp barrier

Jul.31 (GMM) Renault claims to have broken the four-digit horsepower barrier with its improved 2019 engine. That is despite the fact that, just two weeks ago, a Mercedes engineer denied that even the championship-winning engine has broken through 1000 horsepower. […]

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Boss admits Hulkenberg crash timing bad

Jul.30 (GMM) Nico Hulkenberg’s crash out of the German GP coincides with “important discussions” about his future. That is the news from team boss Cyril Abiteboul, who says he and other Renault team members had “tears in our eyes” when […]

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Masi clears Hockenheim after wet race crashes

Jul.30 (GMM) F1 race director has cleared Hockenheim of blame for much of the carnage seen during the wet German GP. Top drivers including Charles Leclerc, Valtteri Bottas, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Hulkenberg all crashed last Sunday. Leclerc said the […]

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No Red Bull return for Kvyat in 2019

Jul.29 (GMM) Red Bull has ruled out replacing Pierre Gasly with on-form former team driver Dannil Kvyat before the end of the season. That is despite the fact that Russian Kvyat on Sunday scored junior team Toro Rosso’s first podium […]

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Haas hints at ‘change’ in driver situation

Jul.29 (GMM) As the team’s driver crisis continues, Haas boss Gunther Steiner insists “something has to change”. After Silverstone, where Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen collided for the third time in 2019, Steiner’s fury prompted rumours that Grosjean could be […]

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Verstappen camp not ruling out 2019 title

Jul.29 (GMM) Max Verstappen has played down his chances of winning the 2019 title. However, the Dutchman and Red Bull-Honda are clearly on the ascendance, having won two of the last three grands prix, including Sunday’s sensational wet race at […]

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Mercedes will not rescue 2020 German GP

Jul.29 (GMM) Mercedes is not going to save the German GP. When Hockenheim also looked doomed a year ago, the German carmaker and multiple reigning championship winner stepped in with key sponsorship that was impossible to not notice at the […]

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Magnussen also wants to drive old Haas car

Jul.28 (GMM) Haas’ two race drivers are lobbying for the return of the team’s Melbourne specification car. The American team got off to a flying start in 2019, but more recently has struggled to make Pirelli’s controversial tyres work. Although […]

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