Bottas sure F1 career not over

Aug.9 (GMM) Valtteri Bottas says he is not worried that his Formula 1 career may be over. Toto Wolff has offered the Finn a “soft landing” at another team if Mercedes decides to replace him with Esteban Ocon for 2020. […]

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Williams pushing to bring ‘more upgrades’

Aug.8 (GMM) Williams is now planning to take another step forward. At recent races, the struggling British team finally put some substantial upgrades on its car, which has been easily the slowest overall in 2019. George Russell, clearly the most […]

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Verstappen ‘not ready’ for August break

Aug.8 (GMM) Max Verstappen says he wouldn’t mind if Formula 1 skipped this year’s August break. Every year now, to give the sport’s travelling circus a break, August is essentially race-free and includes a two-week mandatory factory shutdown period. But […]

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Mexico keeps place on F1 calendar

Aug.8 (GMM) Mexico looks to have kept its place on the Formula 1 calendar for 2020. Earlier, the Mexican government pledged to devote the funding formerly allocated for the grand prix to the Mayan train railroad project. But on Wednesday, […]

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Schumacher will make it to F1 grid – Alesi

Aug.8 (GMM) Mick Schumacher will “definitely” make it all the way to Formula 1. That is the view of Jean Alesi, a friend of Mick’s famous father Michael Schumacher. This year, 20-year-old Mick, and former Ferrari driver Alesi’s 19-year-old son […]

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Rival boss says Ricciardo ‘frustrated’

Aug.8 (GMM) A team manager says Daniel Ricciardo is “frustrated” with life at Renault. For 2019, the Australian switched from being Max Verstappen’s teammate at Red Bull to the French works team, declaring that he needed a new challenge. But […]

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F1 teams balk at expensive new rules

Aug.8 (GMM) F1 teams are pushing back on proposed new regulations — for reasons of cost. One idea that could be scrapped is the re-introduction of refuelling. The drivers are keen, as it will reduce the weight of the currently […]

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McLaren wants Sainz to beat Gasly in 2019

Aug.7 (GMM) McLaren is targeting a coveted sixth place in the 2019 drivers’ world championship with Carlos Sainz. With Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull dominating the top six places, the most any other driver can realistically expect from a race […]

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Lammers denies 2020 Dutch GP in doubt

Aug.7 (GMM) Dutch GP boss Jan Lammers has played down suggestions Formula 1’s return to Zandvoort in 2020 is in doubt. Organisers revealed recently that, thanks to Max Verstappen’s success and popularity, a million people registered to get tickets for […]

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Indy 500 winner Pagenaud wants F1 test

Aug.7 (GMM) 2019 Indy 500 winner Simon Pagenaud says he would like to test a Formula 1 car. The 35-year-old Frenchman, who also won the Indycar championship in 2016, waved the chequered flag at the recent Hungarian GP. He was […]

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Sainz ‘invisible’ in Hungary

Aug.6 (GMM) Carlos Sainz was “the invisible man” during the recent Hungarian GP. In fact, well-known Spanish journalist Antonio Lobato claims that the Formula 1 broadcaster often fails to show the McLaren driver’s exploits during grands prix. “No matter what […]

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Liberty in F1 race talks with Saudi Arabia

Aug.6 (GMM) Liberty Media is in talks with Saudi Arabia about a grand prix in the controversial Kingdom for 2021. London’s Times newspaper reveals that talks between Saudi officials and F1’s owner have taken place “several” times. Correspondent Rebecca Clancy […]

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