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UBS reducing F1 sponsorship

Monday, September 1st, 2014 : Sep.1 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Major F1 sponsor UBS is scaling down its investment in the sport. The Swiss based global financial services company entered F1 in 2010 powered by its then chief executive Oswald Grubel. But UBS is now headed by Sergio Ermotti, a Swiss banker, who last ...
[Video] Mopar offers preview of 2015 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak Test Vehicle

Monday, September 1st, 2014 : During the NHRA US Nationals in Indianapolis, Chrysler’s performance division Mopar showed off with its Challenger Drag Pak Test car – a model that should top off the 707 horsepower Hellcat on the quarter mile. Being the test vehicle, the Drag Pak is not yet ready ...
Verstappen was ‘prepared’ for F1 debut criticism

Monday, September 1st, 2014 : Sep.1 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Max Verstappen says he was "prepared" for the waves of criticism about his formula one debut in 2015. News that the 16-year-old Dutchman will make history as the sport's youngest ever race driver for Toro Rosso next year has been controversial. Even his predecessor ...
Bottas sees ‘no reason’ to leave Williams

Monday, September 1st, 2014 : Sep.1 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Valtteri Bottas appears out of the running for a change of team prior to the 2015 season. The Finn has been a standout of this year's championship, outshining the Ferrari veteran Felipe Massa and leading Williams' F1 resurgence with four podium appearances. The 25-year-old ...
Ferrari exit could open for Alonso on Monday – report

Monday, September 1st, 2014 : Sep.1 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Monday could be the magic day in Fernando Alonso's current Ferrari contract. Boss Marco Mattiacci has been happily - and unofficially - 'confirming' for 2015 the Italian team's existing driver lineup of Alonso alongside Kimi Raikkonen. But actual confirmation of the news, for example ...
Top speeds at Monza to be lower than expected

Monday, September 1st, 2014 : Sep.1 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Top speeds at Monza this weekend may not be quite as spectacular as earlier expected. That is the claim of the specialist German publication Auto Motor und Sport, despite predictions the new turbo V6-powered machines could soar beyond the old 370+kph top-speed record ...
F1 experts criticise Mercedes over driver duel

Monday, September 1st, 2014 : Sep.1 (GMM/Inautonews.com) F1 experts have accused Mercedes of mismanaging Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton's dramatically imploding relationship. The German team said contrite championship leader Nico Rosberg has now apologised for his clash with Hamilton in Belgium and been disciplined. Britain's Daily Mail claims the penalty is ...
Rosberg punished but Mercedes duo ‘free to race’

Friday, August 29th, 2014 : Aug.29 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Nico Rosberg apologised to his teammate Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes on Friday, after the German was punished by the team for last Sunday's crash. Earlier on Friday, bosses Toto Wolff and Paddy Lowe met with the championship leader and Hamilton at Brackley, where ...
Can Ricciardo do a Prost ’86?

Friday, August 29th, 2014 : For the third time this season, Mercedes faltered in their 1988-esque campaign and there’s only one man ready to pounce whenever opportunities arise. Daniel Ricciardo rides a massive wave of confidence as more experts throw in comparisons with Professor Prost. You can’t help but think ...
Ferrari looking to Haas for F1 ‘satellite’ team

Friday, August 29th, 2014 : Aug.29 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Ferrari is looking to deploy the Red Bull-like approach of installing a 'satellite' team in formula one. Alarmed by its poor start to the new turbo V6 era, it has been all change at Maranello in 2014, including the ousting of boss Stefano ...