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Mar.12 (GMM) Renault “can afford” to pay Daniel Ricciardo a front-running salary. That is the claim of the French works team’s boss Cyril Abiteboul, despite recently denying that Renault had paid “stupid money” to lure Ricciardo from Red Bull. “Renault has made a significant financial commitment,” he is now quoted as saying by Finland’s Iltalehti….Read More »
Mar.13 (GMM) Liberty Media bosses admit they thought it would be easier to attract sponsors to F1. Chase Carey, the new CEO, and Liberty chief Greg Maffei took over from Bernie Ecclestone believing they would quickly be able to monetise the new $8 billion acquisition. Actually, revenues are declining. “The perception was just there are…Read More »
Mar.13 (GMM) Jean Todt says he would like F1 to have two more teams. The FIA president admitted he is in talks with Liberty Media about tweaking the next Concorde Agreement so that new teams are able and encouraged to enter. “At the moment we have ten stable teams,” said the Frenchman. “As you know…Read More »
Mar.13 (GMM) Adrian Newey is back at “full throttle” in formula one. That is the news from Red Bull official Dr Helmut Marko. In recent years, renowned but disillusioned F1 designer Newey has taken a step back from the sport. But Marko says the Honda collaboration has piqued Newey’s interest. “Our goal is to win…Read More »
Mar.17 (GMM) Ferrari was not the only top team scratching its head after qualifying in Melbourne. Prior to the 2019 season opener weekend, Red Bull’s Dr Helmut Marko predicted that Ferrari was two tenths ahead of Red Bull, with Mercedes only third. In actual fact, Mercedes utterly dominated qualifying, with Max Verstappen only splitting the…Read More »
Mar.19 (GMM) Elements of the Italian media are wondering if Ferrari’s 2019 title hopes have collapsed after just a single race. The Maranello team dominated pre-season testing, but in Australia were outclassed by Mercedes and Red Bull-Honda. The press is not impressed. “Even Alonso in 2012 did better than Vettel in 2019,” wrote Il Giornale….Read More »
Mar.19 (GMM) Valtteri Bottas’ former long-time sponsor is not commenting on whether he thinks the Mercedes’ driver’s comments were specifically addressed to him in Australia. Just after winning the 2019 season opener in Melbourne, Bottas went on the radio and said: “To whom it may concern, f**k you.” The Finn admitted it was an unplanned…Read More »
Mar.20 (GMM) Nico Rosberg thinks Valtteri Bottas can keep charging towards the world championship in 2019. Written off after his bad 2018 campaign, Finn Bottas got his season off to the best possible start by beating his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in Melbourne. “I do think Bottas can be world champion,” Rosberg is quoted by…Read More »
Mar.21 (GMM) Toto Wolff has rubbished rumours he might be part of a movement to set up a rival world championship. Auto Motor und Sport reveals that, last month, the Mercedes boss met with former F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone, former Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo, and Racing Point owner and billionaire Lawrence Stroll. The meeting…Read More »
Mar.21 (GMM) Timo Glock has defended Robert Kubica in the wake of the Pole’s disappointing return to F1 in Melbourne. Kubica’s comeback after an eight year layoff due to injury was a big story in Australia, but he qualified dead last, made mistakes and was even lapped by his own teammate George Russell. It has…Read More »
The home of the Singapore Grand Prix is the Marina Bay Street Circuit. With the beauty of the Formula 1 cars highlighted under the shining lights the Marina Bay stages one the most glamorous and entertaining races of the year.
The Mexican Grand Prix has new place on the calendar. The race is now on the last weekend of October just before the United States Grand Prix. The race is in jeopardy of not being on the calendar next season so we highly encourage all race fans take advantage of what could be the last Mexican GP for some time.
The 2019 United States Grand Prix is only a few weeks away. U.S. race fans must take advantage of the only F1 race in the country. Guests of Grand Prix Tours are invited to our Race Preview Party on Saturday evening hosted by a race celebrity and to our post-race dinner hosted by a race commentator. Our complete travel packages will sell out, contact us for more details and for remaining availability.
Join Grand Prix Tours December 1st at the awe-inspiring Yas Marina Circuit for the 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. This wonderfully designed circuit is one of a kind and a must see for all motorsports enthusiasts. Watching the drivers navigate the marina at Yas Island and drive under and through the Viceroy Hotel, is nothing short of incredible.