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Sainz ‘calm’ as airlifted after Sochi crash – manager

Oct.10 (GMM/ Carlos Sainz’s manager had good news about the condition of the Toro Rosso driver following a big crash at Sochi in Saturday practice. The session was stopped during nervous moments in the final session before qualifying for the Russian grand prix, when images showed that the 21-year-old’s car […]

Russia determined to have long F1 future

Oct.10 (GMM/ Russia appears determined to establish a long-term future on the F1 calendar. The race at Sochi, a resort city on the Black Sea coast, was initially controversial amid the Vladimir Putin regime, where the circuit was built on the site of the 2014 winter olympics. But talks are […]

Verstappen eyes top team ‘third car’ if Red Bull quits

Oct.10 (GMM/ Even amid Red Bull’s ever-deepening engine crisis, Max Verstappen’s father is not very worried. The energy drink company could be set to pull its four cars from the grid ahead of the 2016 season, throwing into doubt the future of the stable’s drivers. But up and down the […]

Manor seat not guaranteed for Wehrlein – Wolff

Oct.10 (GMM/ Manor’s new engine deal does not guarantee Pascal Wehrlein a race seat with the British backmarker. That is the claim of Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff, who recently signed off the deal to supply the German marque’s title-winning ‘power unit’ to Manor next year. Many believe it is […]

More success will drive Mercedes’ costs down – Wolff

Oct.10 (GMM/ Continuing success will drive Mercedes towards a clean balance sheet in formula one. That is the claim of team boss Toto Wolff, after it emerged recently that the Brackley team recorded a more than $100 million loss as it raced to the titles last year. That loss is […]

Honda finally making progress with upgraded engine

Oct.10 (GMM/ Struggling Honda appears to finally be making progress with its F1 power unit. Fernando Alonso was at the controls of a new specification of the Japanese carmaker’s turbo V6 at Sochi on Friday, making use of the final four in-season development ‘tokens’. Trackside observers noted that Alonso’s Honda […]

Mercedes offered ‘cheap engine’ to rivals

Oct.10 (GMM/ Mercedes had no takers when it offered a more affordable version of its title-winning power unit to potential customers last year. Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport claims the German camp proposed to sell the unit, based on the championship-winning turbo V6, to customers for EUR 10 million. That […]

Manor hits back at Alonso’s ‘aeroplane’ jibe

Oct.10 (GMM/ F1 backmarker Manor hit back with a cheeky jibe on Friday following an insult made by double world champion Fernando Alonso. Spaniard Alonso was asked by the British broadcaster Sky at Sochi if he had any concerns that the new engine deals between Manor and Mercedes, and Haas […]

Red Bull crisis hurtling towards F1 exit

Oct.10 (GMM/ As the Red Bull engine crisis continues to unfurl, F1 seems increasingly destined to lose the energy drink company. As almost unprecedentedly-frenzied negotiations took place in the Sochi paddock on Friday, every iteration had its moment — talks involving Mercedes, Ferrari and Renault, and all with the involvement […]

Kvyat not ruling out Renault reconciliation for Red Bull

Oct.9 (GMM/ Daniil Kvyat on Friday would not dismiss paddock speculation that Red Bull and Renault could call off their impending divorce. As the energy drink outfit’s engine crisis develops at speed ahead of the Russian grand prix, the latest rumour is that – with the Mercedes and Ferrari options […]

Red Bull engine saga racing ahead at Sochi

Oct.9 (GMM/ Red Bull’s engine saga is speeding ahead faster even than the cars on the slippery Sochi track on Friday. The day began with the energy drink company reportedly still in talks with Ferrari. But then reports emerged that while the Maranello team was happy to help the sister […]

2015 Ferrari engine ‘acceptable’ for Toro Rosso

Oct.9 (GMM/ The talk in the Sochi paddock on Friday is all about Red Bull. And the rumours are developing by the minute. One is that Ferrari has now ruled out working with the premier crisis-struck energy drink owned team in 2016, even though it is prepared to offer a […]

Europe – This is the Skoda Fabia Combi ScoutLine

Europe – This is the Skoda Fabia Combi ScoutLine

The new generation of the Skoda Fabia is adding yet one more version to its lineup, the Fabia Combi ScoutLine. The brand new Skoda Fabia Combi ScoutLine is the newest addition to the supermini range signed by the Czech based automaker and it has been introduced in Europe. The more […]

Peugeot 308 GTi launched in the UK

Peugeot 308 GTi launched in the UK

Peugeot is announcing the introduction of the new 308 GTi in the United Kingdom. The full pricing of the new Peugeot 308 GTi and the specs of the hot hatch have been announced by the car manufacturer for the UK market. The model in question is starting from 26,555 GBP, […]