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Ricciardo pace ‘a factor’ in Vettel exit – Horner

Saturday, December 20th, 2014 : Dec.20 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Daniel Ricciardo's surprising pace was "probably a factor" in the decision taken by Sebastian Vettel to leave Red Bull. That is the claim of team boss Christian Horner, who admitted it is "weird" to see the quadruple world champion already wearing Ferrari red ...
Ecclestone determined to change 2016 engine rules

Friday, December 19th, 2014 : Dec.20 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Bernie Ecclestone has confirmed reports he remains determined to shake up F1's engine rules. We reported that, at Thursday's Strategy Group meeting in Geneva, the F1 supremo did propose to scrap the turbo V6 regulations for 2016 but it did not produce a ...
De la Rosa leaves Ferrari, Vergne signs up

Friday, December 19th, 2014 : Dec.20 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Ferrari has confirmed speculation Pedro de la Rosa is vacating his test-driver post. It was rumoured the 43-year-old Spaniard would be following countryman Fernando Alonso out of Maranello, perhaps to join his friend back to McLaren. Ferrari announced late on Friday that de la ...
F1 to have new engine rules in 2016 – report

Friday, December 19th, 2014 : Dec.19 (GMM/Inautonews.com) F1 is now speeding towards yet another new set of engine regulations. On Thursday at a Geneva meeting of the Strategy Group, Bernie Ecclestone proposed to scrap the current turbo V6 rules. Michael Schmidt, of the respected German trade magazine Auto Motor und Sport, ...
Christmas fun: Ecclestone shows us the light side of his legal issues

Friday, December 19th, 2014 : Very thoughtful, the supreme commander of Formula One, Bernie Ecclestone, has the habit of sending his friends in the sport a very special Christmas season card that features an interesting or funny personalized cartoon. Usually, in the past years Ecclestone made fun of that year’s scandals, ...
Mercedes confirms exit for Ferrari-bound Clear

Friday, December 19th, 2014 : Dec.19 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Mercedes has confirmed the departure of new world champion Lewis Hamilton's performance engineer Jock Clear. "We thank Jock for his work and wish him well and all the best for the future," international media quote a spokesperson as saying. The confirmation follows reports in ...
Schumacher’s son makes single seater debut

Friday, December 19th, 2014 : Dec.19 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Michael Schumacher's son is taking his next steps in the wake of his fabled father. Racing under the protective pseudonym of 'Mick Junior', 15-year-old Schumacher has had a successful formative karting career to date. But Osterreich newspaper reports that in the last days, he ...
De la Rosa could join Alonso in Ferrari exit

Friday, December 19th, 2014 : Dec.19 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Pedro de la Rosa has refused to comment on whether he will be following his countryman and friend out of Ferrari. It is rumoured that, with Esteban Gutierrez and his Mexican backers arriving at Maranello to be 2015 reserve, Spaniard de la Rosa ...
Ecclestone, Walsh, Montezemolo join F1 board

Friday, December 19th, 2014 : Dec.19 (GMM/Inautonews.com) F1's owner CVC has made three notable appointments to the sport's executive board. After escaping jail in the wake of the Gerhard Gribkowsky scandal, chief executive Bernie Ecclestone has finally resumed his place at the table. "I'm on the board," the 84-year-old confirmed to ...
Ecclestone pokes fun at jail threat in Xmas card

Thursday, December 18th, 2014 : Dec.18 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Bernie Ecclestone has poked fun at the legal troubles that almost landed him in jail this year. Every Christmas season, the F1 supremo sends out a card to his friends in the sport featuring a personalised cartoon. In past years, he has poked fun ...