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Baku good ‘replacement’ for Monza – Ecclestone

Baku good ‘replacement’ for Monza – Ecclestone

Apr.19 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Bernie Ecclestone on Sunday confirmed F1’s newest host nation is Azerbaijan. It was already known that the sport’s chief executive had inked a deal for a street race in Baku, the capital of the oil-rich former Soviet country. But earlier this week, it emerged that the Formula One […]

All eyes on unconfirmed Ferrari, Mercedes seats

All eyes on unconfirmed Ferrari, Mercedes seats

Apr.19 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Maurizio Arrivabene says Kimi Raikkonen approached him to enquire about staying with Ferrari in 2016. In the Bahrain paddock, rumours are swirling about the possibility of a Ferrari ‘dream team’ for next year starring Sebastian Vettel alongside Lewis Hamilton. Hamilton’s contract negotiations with Mercedes appear terminally stalled, with […]

Mattiacci to rebuild career in US

Mattiacci to rebuild career in US

Apr.19 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Marco Mattiacci is set to rebuild his tattered career in America. Just a year ago, the 44-year-old was the highly respected chief executive of Ferrari’s North America unit when he was unexpectedly called up to replace axed team boss Stefano Domenicali. As well as causing a stir with […]

Alonso aiming for Q3 in Barcelona

Alonso aiming for Q3 in Barcelona

Apr.19 (GMM/Inautonews.com) For Fernando Alonso, the next target is Q3. The Spaniard’s new project with McLaren-Honda started literally at rock bottom, but in the space of a month he has powered from his hospital bed to the back of the grid and now a spot in the ‘Q2′ qualifying segment […]

‘No more pain’ as Bottas bounces back

‘No more pain’ as Bottas bounces back

Apr.19 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Valtteri Bottas has finally put his back problems in the past. The Finn even had to sit out the Melbourne season opener with a torn disc, but he returned in Malaysia and China with a new seat and driving position. But despite being earlier hailed an absolute star […]

Rosberg ‘must turn around slump’ – Lauda

Rosberg ‘must turn around slump’ – Lauda

Apr.19 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Nico Rosberg’s downwards spiral has only worsened in Bahrain. With teammate Lewis Hamilton riding a wave of form and confidence, German Rosberg headed to the desert Kingdom determined to bounce back. But it backfired spectacularly in qualifying, as the 29-year-old slumped to third place, behind not only Hamilton […]

F1 racing ahead for 2017 rule changes

F1 racing ahead for 2017 rule changes

Apr.19 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Technical change is coming to formula one. Days ago, Bernie Ecclestone told La Gazzetta dello Sport his ideal scenario would be to scrap the quiet, expensive and complex turbo V6s and replace them with 1000 horse power V8s. “The people would return, the show would return, the sponsors […]

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Vettel escapes Bahrain grid penalty

Vettel escapes Bahrain grid penalty

Apr.18 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Sebastian Vettel has escaped a grid penalty ahead of the Bahrain grand prix. During Friday practice at Sakhir, the German collided with Force India’s Sergio Perez at the first corner, just after emerging from the pitlane. Stewards looked into the crash but did not apportion blame. “I hit […]

Red Bull ‘unfair’ to former drivers – Alguersuari

Red Bull ‘unfair’ to former drivers – Alguersuari

Apr.18 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Jaime Alguersuari has accused Red Bull of being “unfair” to some of its former F1 drivers. The Spaniard made his debut amid some fanfare in 2009, as at the time he was the youngest ever grand prix driver. But by the end of 2011 he, like teammate Sebastien […]

Senna-Berger is like Hamilton-Rosberg – Berger

Senna-Berger is like Hamilton-Rosberg – Berger

Apr.18 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Gerhard Berger sees a similarity between his own F1 career and the crossroad now reached by Nico Rosberg. The F1 legend has compared Rosberg’s new struggle to keep up with Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton with his own scrap with the great Ayrton Senna some 25 years ago. Berger, […]

Alonso happy with ‘challenge of my life’

Alonso happy with ‘challenge of my life’

Apr.18 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Fernando Alonso insists the McLaren-Honda project remains “exciting” rather than depressing. At the sharp end of the grid, rumours are linking Lewis Hamilton with a move from F1 pacesetter Mercedes to the increasingly resurgent Ferrari. But Spaniard Alonso – who according to some is the very best driver […]

Hamilton-to-Ferrari rumours fire in Bahrain

Hamilton-to-Ferrari rumours fire in Bahrain

Apr.18 (GMM/Inautonews.com) As the long wait for his new Mercedes contract rolls on, rumours are filling the Bahrain paddock about Lewis Hamilton’s red-coloured future. It is suggested the reigning world champion, championship leader and two-time 2015 race winner has made contact with Ferrari about becoming Sebastian Vettel’s next teammate. “It […]

Verstappen ‘best I’ve ever seen’ – Pujolar

Verstappen ‘best I’ve ever seen’ – Pujolar

Apr.18 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Experienced engineer Xevi Pujolar says 17-year-old sensation Max Verstappen is the best driver he has seen enter formula one. Although the young Dutchman’s 2015 debut initially attracted controversy and consternation, that is steadily being replaced by awe and admiration of his obvious talent and promise. Many are beginning […]

Chairman Ghosn approves F1 revival for Renault

Chairman Ghosn approves F1 revival for Renault

Apr.18 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Carlos Ghosn, the chairman and CEO of Renault, has reportedly green-lighted a major push for the French carmaker to bounce back in formula one. Mere weeks ago, the marque’s F1 boss, Cyril Abiteboul, admitted that after a tumultuous start to the turbo V6 era, the carmaker is considering […]

Mercedes bracing for Ferrari battle in Bahrain

Mercedes bracing for Ferrari battle in Bahrain

Apr.18 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Mercedes is bracing for another Malaysia-style battle with Ferrari this weekend in Bahrain. After losing to Sebastian Vettel in the Sepang sun, Mercedes hit back in cooler China last weekend with a one-two victory. But Ferrari began its Bahrain race weekend in the best possible way, as the […]