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Alonso plays down sabbatical talk

Nov.28 (GMM/ Fernando Alonso on Saturday played down boss Ron Dennis’ claim that he could take a sabbatical in 2016. Amid the apparent reality that McLaren-Honda’s climb to competitiveness will take more time, Dennis told reporters in Abu Dhabi that he is “open” to the idea of the Spaniard taking […]

Force India joins Ferrari-Haas rules probe

Nov.28 (GMM/ Force India has joined Mercedes in querying the ‘A’ and ‘B’-team relationship between Ferrari and Haas. Earlier in Abu Dhabi, Mercedes lodged a request with the stewards to clarify the rules about so-called customer cars, particularly relating to restricted wind tunnel time. Now, Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport […]

Magnussen to test DTM for Mercedes

Nov.28 (GMM/ Kevin Magnussen is lining up another option to keep his motor racing career alive. The Dane, ousted by McLaren, recently tested Porsche’s Le Mans-winning sports car prototype. And now, the Danish tabloid Ekstra Bladet is reporting that Magnussen will test a Mercedes DTM car at Jerez next week. […]

Alonso could take sabbatical in 2016 – Dennis

Nov.28 (GMM/ An intriguing 2015 finale in Abu Dhabi continued on Saturday, amid suggestions Fernando Alonso is set to take a sabbatical next year. The rumour swirling around the Yas Marina paddock is that while McLaren-Honda is confident of an improvement in 2016, it may not be enough to keep […]

Abu Dhabi paddock full of intrigue on Saturday

Nov.28 (GMM/ Toto Wolff and Niki Lauda on Saturday defied talk of a personal rift by walking through the Abu Dhabi paddock holding hands. It was an odd sight as the pair, and representatives of the sport’s other engine manufacturers, left a meeting held to discuss the future of the […]

Gutierrez started work at Haas ‘weeks ago’

Nov.28 (GMM/ Esteban Gutierrez has revealed he started work at Haas “several weeks ago”. The Mexican was unveiled as Romain Grosjean’s teammate for the new American team at the end of October. In Abu Dhabi this weekend, he is rounding out his duties as Ferrari’s reserve driver, but his work […]

Verstappen moves out of home for Monaco

Nov.28 (GMM/ Jos Verstappen says he watched his boy become a man in 2015. Just two years ago, Max was still in karts, but now he is undoubtedly the hottest young property in F1, having completed a meteoric debut season with Toro Rosso. Some weeks ago, the now 18-year-old got […]

Sainz denies announcing Ferrari engine deal

Nov.28 (GMM/ Carlos Sainz has denied prematurely announcing Toro Rosso’s new 2015-spec Ferrari engine deal for next season. Earlier in Abu Dhabi, the Spanish driver reportedly told the Movistar broadcaster that “it is a relief that this is our last race with Renault”. “I believe we will have more power […]

Aerodynamics wrong solution for F1 in 2017 – Hamilton

Nov.28 (GMM/ Lewis Hamilton has blasted F1 authorities as the sport looks to take a sharp turn with faster and more aggressive cars for 2017. Since teammate Nico Rosberg began his current winning streak, new triple world champion Hamilton has been lamenting how difficult it is to follow a rival […]

Lauda backs Rosberg in Hamilton duel

Nov.28 (GMM/ Niki Lauda has sided with Nico Rosberg, after Lewis Hamilton suggested a technical change at Mercedes has favoured his German teammate. After dominantly winning his second consecutive title in 2015, Hamilton has been curiously outpaced by Rosberg, who is enjoying a five-race run of poles and charging for […]

Rosberg could leave Mercedes after 2016 – Salo

Nov.28 (GMM/ 2016 could be Nico Rosberg’s final season in silver, former F1 driver Mika Salo has predicted. Finn Salo, who drove for several F1 teams including Ferrari and Toyota, told broadcaster MTV that the situation will become untenable for the German if he loses a third straight title to […]

Ferrari denies Arrivabene death threat reports

Nov.28 (GMM/ Ferrari has denied speculation its F1 team boss threatened to kill a cameraman in the Abu Dhabi pitlane on Friday. Darren Heath, a well-known and veteran F1 photographer, tweeted that Maurizio Arrivabene had turned to a cameraman for the British broadcaster Sky and raged: “Do that again and […]

Mercedes’ F1 team signs up Esteban Ocon

Nov.28 (GMM/ French teenager Esteban Ocon has been signed up by Mercedes’ F1 team, it emerged in Abu Dhabi late on Friday. Early this week, we reported that the front-running GP3 driver and reigning European F3 champion was hoping for a prominent role in formula one “very soon”. The Frenchman […]

Lauda on brink of quitting Mercedes – reports

Nov.28 (GMM/ Niki Lauda is on the brink of quitting Mercedes, reportedly over a dispute with fellow team chief Toto Wolff about Red Bull. That is the claim of multiple British newspapers, including the Telegraph and the Daily Mail, from the scene of this weekend’s Abu Dhabi grand prix. “Relationships […]