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Palmer suspects Nasr-like chassis flaw

Apr.30 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Jolyon Palmer is beginning to suspect a chassis problem may be behind his recent struggle to match his Renault teammates’ pace in 2016. After a solid F1 race debut in Melbourne, the British rookie struggled notably in China – finishing dead last – and he says those troubles […]

Palmer suspects Nasr-like chassis flaw

Apr.30 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Jolyon Palmer is beginning to suspect a chassis problem may be behind his recent struggle to match his Renault teammates’ pace in 2016. After a solid F1 race debut in Melbourne, the British rookie struggled notably in China – finishing dead last – and he says those troubles […]

Russia GP secure with Putin’s backing – Ecclestone

Apr.30 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Bernie Ecclestone says Russia will stay on the F1 schedule so long as it has the backing of Vladimir Putin. The F1 supremo is an avowed admirer of the controversial Russian president, who Ecclestone said is likely to present the trophies on the podium on Sunday. “We’ll see, […]

Russia GP secure with Putin’s backing – Ecclestone

Apr.30 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Bernie Ecclestone says Russia will stay on the F1 schedule so long as it has the backing of Vladimir Putin. The F1 supremo is an avowed admirer of the controversial Russian president, who Ecclestone said is likely to present the trophies on the podium on Sunday. “We’ll see, […]

Sirotkin to get another Friday outing – manager

Apr.30 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Sochi was not a one-off Friday morning appearance for Sergey Sirotkin. That is the claim of the young Russian’s manager, after Sirotkin impressed in front of his home crowd to go faster than Renault regular Jolyon Palmer. New tester Sirotkin, 20, and his backers SMP Racing, have inked […]

Sirotkin to get another Friday outing – manager

Apr.30 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Sochi was not a one-off Friday morning appearance for Sergey Sirotkin. That is the claim of the young Russian’s manager, after Sirotkin impressed in front of his home crowd to go faster than Renault regular Jolyon Palmer. New tester Sirotkin, 20, and his backers SMP Racing, have inked […]

Ferrari pushing ‘like crazy’ to catch Mercedes

Apr.30 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Sebastian Vettel has had a troubled weekend so far in Russia. After early-season reliability trouble and then a controversial clash with teammate Kimi Raikkonen in China, the German then struck more reliability problems on Friday in Russia. And a changed gearbox means he will serve a five-position demotion […]

Ferrari pushing ‘like crazy’ to catch Mercedes

Apr.30 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Sebastian Vettel has had a troubled weekend so far in Russia. After early-season reliability trouble and then a controversial clash with teammate Kimi Raikkonen in China, the German then struck more reliability problems on Friday in Russia. And a changed gearbox means he will serve a five-position demotion […]

Mercedes also spent ‘tokens’ for Sochi

Apr.29 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Ferrari is not the only engine manufacturer that spent some performance development ‘tokens’ ahead of Russia. It was already known that Ferrari had upgraded its ‘power unit’, but Auto Motor und Sport now reports that reigning champions Mercedes have also handed in some tokens – two – for […]

Mercedes also spent ‘tokens’ for Sochi

Apr.29 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Ferrari is not the only engine manufacturer that spent some performance development ‘tokens’ ahead of Russia. It was already known that Ferrari had upgraded its ‘power unit’, but Auto Motor und Sport now reports that reigning champions Mercedes have also handed in some tokens – two – for […]

Marko plays down Verstappen-Kvyat rumours

Apr.29 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Dr Helmut Marko has played down speculation Max Verstappen will definitely be promoted to Red Bull’s senior team for 2017. The Austrian, who runs the energy drink company’s F1 driver programme, was quoted recently as suggesting that because Dutchman Verstappen is so good, he will almost certainly move […]

Marko plays down Verstappen-Kvyat rumours

Apr.29 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Dr Helmut Marko has played down speculation Max Verstappen will definitely be promoted to Red Bull’s senior team for 2017. The Austrian, who runs the energy drink company’s F1 driver programme, was quoted recently as suggesting that because Dutchman Verstappen is so good, he will almost certainly move […]

Sirotkin happy to beat Palmer

Apr.29 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Sergey Sirotkin made a good first impression as he ran in morning practice in Russia. The Russian, in Kevin Magnussen’s car, was a full 0.8 tenths faster than Renault regular Jolyon Palmer. “Yes, I surprised myself because eight tenths in formula one terms is really a lot,” Sirotkin […]