F1 drivers wait for 2019 helmet approval

Feb.14 (GMM) F1 drivers are waiting to have their new helmets approved for use in 2019. Last year, the FIA announced that a mandatory new standard for 2019 called FIA 8860 would have ballistic protection and a smaller visor opening. […]

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Perez eyes ‘maybe even a win’ in 2019

Feb.14 (GMM) The team formerly known as Force India is targeting fourth place in the championship this year. Although a highly competitive midfield runner, the Silverstone based team ran into financial problems last year and was taken over by billionaire […]

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PM hopes Malaysia returns to F1 calendar

Feb.13 (GMM) Malaysia’s prime minister hopes formula one returns to the country. The Sepang Circuit near Kuala Lumpur was built specifically for F1 ahead of its 1999 debut. In 2017, the government pulled out of its contract with a year […]

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Williams could miss start of winter testing

Feb.13 (GMM) Williams’ car might not be ready for the start of winter testing next week. On Tuesday, Renault ‘launched’ a newly liveried and modified version of its 2018 car, with boss Cyril Abiteboul saying the 2019 machine is still […]

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Mosley supports Halo, budget cap

Feb.12 (GMM) Max Mosley says he is fully supportive of F1’s latest moves to protect the drivers. The ‘Halo’ cockpit protection system has been highly controversial, but former FIA president Mosley says Jean Todt was right to introduce it. “I […]

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Russian promoter slams Silverstone boss

Feb.12 (GMM) Russia has distanced itself from a group of F1 circuits who are threatening to quit formula one. A statement highly critical of Liberty Media that was issued by the so-called Formula One Promoters’ Association (FOPA), and comments made […]

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Haas sponsor sued over logo

Feb.12 (GMM) The controversy around Haas’ new title sponsor continues. Already, there is scepticism about the legitimacy of Rich Energy, a British energy drink headed by the long-bearded William Storey. Now, it emerges that Rich is heading to court next […]

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McLaren not confirming Alonso test yet

Feb.11 (GMM) Gil de Ferran is not confirming that Fernando Alonso will test for McLaren in the forthcoming Barcelona tests. In the past hours, the recently retired-from-F1 Spaniard has been spotted at McLaren’s Woking factory. It invigorated speculation Alonso may […]

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Haas to use Dallara simulator from 2019

Feb.11 (GMM) Haas is stepping up its simulator programme for 2019. Until now, the small American team has used the Ferrari simulator at Maranello. But according to boss Gunther Steiner, Haas has been unable to use the simulator during grand […]

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