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Jun.8 (GMM) Lance Stroll would not be in Formula 1 if not for his billionaire father’s money. That is the view of Alex Tagliani, a former Indycar driver who like Stroll is from Canada. “I’m not taking away his talent, but I’m going to give you my opinion,” Tagliani told Canadian broadcaster TVA Sports on…Read More »
Jun.9 (GMM) A war is brewing over the proposed rules for 2021. Firstly, the $175 million budget cap does not include driver, engine, travel and marketing costs. “If we count that, we are back at 250 million,” said Renault’s Cyril Abiteboul. Tellingly, Mercedes’ Toto Wolff does not mind the $175m figure, and he thinks his…Read More »
Jun.11 (GMM) Max Verstappen says “so much politics” is floating around in the F1 paddock at present. That was particularly noticeable in Canada last weekend, when the draft 2021 regulations started doing the rounds. The FIA has now summoned the major players, reportedly also including the drivers, to a summit in Paris this week to…Read More »
Mar.11 (GMM) Silverstone’s F1 future remains in doubt. Rolling the dice on renegotiating their contract with a lower annual fee, organisers of the British grand prix have terminated the deal. “We want to find a solution,” Ross Brawn, Liberty Media’s F1 sporting boss, said. “But we are differing in our views of what’s reasonable. We’re…Read More »
Mar.13 (GMM) Max Verstappen has confirmed his boss’s view about his maturity and patience in 2019. Red Bull boss Dr Helmut Marko said the 21-year-old Dutchman, once seen as impetuous and overly aggressive, is now ready to be a title-winning driver. “I am generally fairly relaxed before the first race,” Verstappen told De Telegraaf as…Read More »
Apr.9 (GMM) Reports that Silverstone is set to secure its place on the F1 calendar are gaining more steam. Last week, we reported that after race organisers terminated the contract for financial reasons, Liberty Media was now ready to ink a new deal within the month of May. The Financial Times, citing “multiple people familiar…Read More »
Apr.11 (GMM) Bernie Ecclestone has described Williams’ current situation as “terrible”. And the former F1 supremo, who was at the sport’s helm for the entire duration of Williams’ 9 constructors’ and 7 drivers’ championships, is concerned the British team will struggle to recover. “Williams is in a terrible situation,” he told France’s Auto Hebdo. “Just…Read More »
May 16 (GMM) Antonio Giovinazzi has admitted he is feeling the “pressure” to perform for Alfa Romeo. Former F1 driver JJ Lehto said recently that the so far point-less Italian, Giovinazzi, could be ousted if he does not start to secure results. “I feel so much pressure from the Italians to take home my first…Read More »
May 23 (GMM) Sebastian Vettel has dismissed suggestions the basic design of Ferrari’s 2019 car is flawed. “If it us, then there are many in the field that you can say that about,” the German said in Monaco. “I think there are many cars behind us.” However, with Ferrari having earlier looked to have aced…Read More »
May 24 (GMM) Mattia Binotto insists winning the world championship is not a “taboo” topic for Ferrari. His comments come as pundits like Mark Webber suggest Mercedes’ five consecutive 1-2 finishes mean Ferrari should think about switching focus to 2020. “Mercedes is doing better than us, but there is time to catch up,” boss Binotto…Read More »
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Having hosted the first Chinese Grand Prix in 2004 the Shanghai International Circuit is a world class motorsports venue. With two long straights and an array of interesting corners this track is a favorite among drivers and fans alike. Guests of Grand Prix Tours will spend their days out at the track and their evenings taking in the local culture and exploring this energetic city.