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Attention returns to Strategy Group on Wednesday

Jun.30 (GMM/Inautonews.com) F1’s attention will return to the Strategy Group on Wednesday. Six weeks ago, as the sport’s main protagonists insisted formula one must turn a corner, the group met and voted on a package. But, since then, it has become clear that the proposed changes are not ready to […]

Ricciardo admits eye on Raikkonen’s seat

Jun.30 (GMM/Inautonews.com) As F1 heads to Silverstone, all eyes are on Ferrari. And that is not because the Maranello team expects to beat Mercedes at the British grand prix. In fact, the red-coloured team is set to use a different approach this weekend. After often looking a match for Mercedes […]

Calls for engine rules fix grow louder

Jun.30 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Calls for F1 to revisit the detail of its engine rules are growing stronger. In Austria, the full extent of the current situation became clear when McLaren’s cars were ordered an extraordinary 50 places down the 20-position grid. “It’s ridiculous,” said former F1 driver and Britain’s lead Sky […]

Toro Rosso shines amid Red Bull-Renault debacle

Jun.30 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Amid the Red Bull-Renault debacle of 2015, the only winner appears to be the junior team Toro Rosso. A report in Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport claims the James Key-designed STR10 is perhaps among the three best cars on the grid this season. “With a Mercedes engine we […]

Formula E means 2016 ‘not lost year’ – Abiteboul

Jun.30 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Success in Formula E means 2015 will not be a “lost year” for Renault. That is the view of Cyril Abiteboul, who is managing director of the French carmaker’s formula one arm, Renault Sport F1. Renault is having a nightmare run at the beginning of the sport’s ‘power […]

Lombardy says Ferrari to help Monza keep F1

Jun.30 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Ferrari is willing to help Monza keep the Italian grand prix. That is the claim of regional Lombardy president Roberto Maroni, just a day after he vowed to “to go war” with Bernie Ecclestone over the endangered future of the historic track. “The right way is to apply […]

De Villota family still considering legal action

Jun.30 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Maria de Villota’s family is not ruling out legal action after more details of her 2012 Marussia crash emerged. Last month, Britain’s Health and Safety Executive said action would not be taken against the backmarker team even though the 33-year-old Spaniard died 15 months after suffering horror injuries […]

Raikkonen says future not in his hands

Jun.30 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Kimi Raikkonen does not agree that his future at Ferrari is in his own hands. “Raikkonen’s fate is in his hands,” Italian media have quoted team boss Maurizio Arrivabene as saying, amid swirling speculation about the Finn. Some sources have reported that Raikkonen, 35, has been given only […]

Todt tells Ecclestone to keep criticism quiet

Jun.30 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Jean Todt has urged Bernie Ecclestone to keep quiet about formula one’s problems. Ecclestone, the F1 supremo, has been the harshest critic of the sport’s new turbo V6 era, calling the technology a “crappy product” in a recent interview. And now, in a joint interview with teen sensation […]

Red Bull not commenting on Webber claims

Jun.30 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Red Bull declined to comment on Mark Webber’s latest claims about his intense rivalry with former teammate Sebastian Vettel. Earlier this month, quadruple world champion Vettel said he was not concerned amid reports his old Australian rival would ‘tell all’ in a forthcoming autobiography. To be published in […]

‘Red Bull to decide future before summer break’

Jun.29 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Red Bull has not ruled out quitting formula one. That is the warning of the energy drink company’s Dr Helmut Marko, after mogul Dietrich Mateschitz issued the threat at his own Austrian grand prix recently. “The decision will be made before the summer break,” Speed Week now quotes […]

F1 drops Jerez as 2016 test venue

Jun.29 (GMM/Inautonews.com) F1 has reportedly dumped Jerez as a winter test location for 2016. Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport claims that, to cut costs, the sport has decided to reduce its official pre-season programme from three to just two four-day tests. It means the traditional first test at Jerez in […]

Vettel wants Raikkonen to keep Ferrari seat

Jun.29 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Sebastian Vettel has thrown has voice behind Kimi Raikkonen’s bid to keep his seat at Ferrari. The pair united as friends at the fabled Italian team in 2015, but while German Vettel has become the star driver, Finn Raikkonen is still struggling to regain his form of old. […]

Rosberg working to keep up top form

Jun.29 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Nico Rosberg is charging to maintain his fresh run of top form. After winning in Austria, the German quickly returned to the wheel of the Mercedes in the post-race test at the same Red Bull Ring. Derek Warwick, president of the Silverstone owner the British Racing Drivers’ Club, […]