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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Australia investigating ‘Mission Winnow’ branding

Feb.8 (GMM) Australian authorities have launched an investigation into Ferrari’s new ‘Mission Winnow’ branding. The branding is an initiative of the team’s title sponsor Philip Morris, maker of Marlboro cigarettes. The company says the brand promotes smoking alternatives and other […]

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Rosberg does not miss F1 ‘at all’

Feb.8 (GMM) Nico Rosberg says he does not miss formula one “at all”. The German, now 33, quit at the age of 31 just days after winning the 2016 title. Speaking to Germany’s ZDF television, he denies regretting it. “I […]

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Ferrari to be darker red in 2019

Feb.8 (GMM) Ferrari’s livery may be darker and with a matte appearance in 2019. That is the latest rumour to emerge in the days before the famous Italian team’s February 15 launch next Friday. The Italian publication Automoto claims Ferrari’s […]

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Liberty will struggle to sell F1 – Yermilin

Feb.8 (GMM) Liberty Media will struggle to sell F1 for a profit. That is the view of Igor Yermilin, president of Russia’s motor racing federation. He was asked by Russia’s Sportbox publication about rumours that, beset with growing problems and […]

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