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Wolff not ‘categorically’ ruling out Red Bull engine deal

Jul.5 (GMM/ All sides came out fighting on Saturday following speculation Red Bull is set for a sensational switch to Mercedes power. A British magazine earlier reported the engines could be re-branded as Aston Martin, a British luxury carmaker that is 5 per cent owned by Mercedes. But Red Bull’s […]

Raikkonen not happy despite race seat boost

Jul.5 (GMM/ Kimi Raikkonen insisted he took no joy or repose from his performance on Saturday. Under severe pressure to up his game or lose his Ferrari seat, the Finn outqualified his on-form teammate Sebastian Vettel at Silverstone for only the second time this season. It is a timely boost […]

Wolff open to letting rivals ‘catch up’

Jul.5 (GMM/ Even dominant Mercedes might be willing to facilitate change amid F1’s so-called ‘crisis’. Many believe the biggest problem is that while the German marque has utterly mastered the new ‘power unit’ era, the cost-limiting development ‘freeze’ will prevent struggling Renault and Honda from ever catching up. Bernie Ecclestone […]

McLaren’s Arai, Boullier asked if it’s time to go

Jul.5 (GMM/ As McLaren-Honda’s 2015 season goes from worse to woeful, questions about the men in charge are now being asked. Although the new Anglo-Japanese ‘marriage’ has been all smiles amid the turmoil so far, McLaren is now heaping the pressure on its struggling partner. “For Honda, if it’s a […]

Ecclestone says he, Mackenzie, could buy F1

Jul.5 (GMM/ Yet another potential buyer for F1’s commercial rights has emerged. Earlier, it was reported that current owner CVC and Bernie Ecclestone could sell their respective stakes to a consortium involving the Miami Dolphins’ Stephen Ross and Qatar’s sports investment arm. But also reportedly interested is Sky and international […]

Red Bull in talks with Aston Martin – report

Jul.5 (GMM/ Aston Martin could be Red Bull’s ticket back to the front of the grid. Autocar, a British weekly, reports that the British luxury road car manufacturer is in talks with the former world champions. It follows Saturday’s news that, with Red Bull and Renault looking increasingly likely to […]

Too early to consider Red Bull move – Sainz

Jul.4 (GMM/ Carlos Sainz says he is not getting his hopes up about a potential move to Red Bull’s senior team for 2016. With Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo linked with a move to Ferrari, there could be an opportunity for a Toro Rosso driver to make the step up. […]

Now Verstappen linked with Ferrari switch

Jul.4 (GMM/ Teen sensation Max Verstappen has burst into the running for Kimi Raikkonen’s seat at Ferrari. A source told the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf that the 17-year-old Dutchman is considered “a serious option” by the fabled Maranello team. Toro Rosso rookie Verstappen, however, is firmly under contract to team […]

Wolff says Bottas to wear ‘blue or red’ in 2016

Jul.4 (GMM/ Toto Wolff has confirmed speculation Valtteri Bottas will either keep driving for Williams next year or switch to Ferrari. Wolff, who is Mercedes’ F1 chief, is also involved in the management of Bottas’ career. The Finn is strongly linked with a move to Ferrari next year to replace […]

Market expert points finger at Ecclestone

Jul.4 (GMM/ Bernie Ecclestone and formula one are being left behind by the “digital generation”. That is the view of Lars Stegelmann, an executive of the market intelligence experts Repucom. Commissioned by the F1 drivers’ union GPDA, Repucom headed the recent global fan survey. Speaking to the German news agency […]

Pirelli waiting for tyre tender news

Jul.4 (GMM/ Paul Hembery says he is waiting to know if Pirelli will remain F1’s official tyre supplier beyond 2016. “No news yet,” the Briton, who is the Italian company’s F1 chief, said at Silverstone. Pirelli is going head-to-head with former F1 supplier Michelin for the 2017-2020 contract. “As I […]

Monza officials meet Ecclestone once again

Jul.4 (GMM/ Monza is stepping up its campaign to save the embattled Italian grand prix. After one recent meeting moved Bernie Ecclestone to declare “stalemate”, officials of the fabled Autodromo Nazionale met again this week with the F1 supremo. “It was a positive meeting, which was also attended by Andrea […]

Wolff open to ‘solution’ if Lotus drops Mercedes power

Jul.4 (GMM/ Toto Wolff has indicated Mercedes is ready to be flexible amid rumours Renault is looking to take over Lotus. Officially, no party is willing to confirm the increasingly-widespread speculation about Renault, the French carmaker, buying back 51 per cent of the Enstone team from Gerard Lopez. Lopez, however, […]

Teams not confirming ‘mini-GP’ race format shakeup

Jul.4 (GMM/ Team bosses at Silverstone were reluctant to confirm the details of a race weekend format shakeup that could save the increasingly slated sport. Information leaked to specialist publications ahead of the British grand prix indicated the Strategy Group is considering adding extra races to the traditional weekend format. […]

Rosberg must ‘save 2015 championship’ – Ecclestone

Jul.4 (GMM/ Sebastian Vettel says Mercedes is still clearly the favourite for British grand prix victory. On Friday – as is increasingly the case in 2015 – Ferrari looked poised to pose a real challenge to the dominant champions this weekend at Silverstone. Asked how much he can improve after […]