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Nov.17 (GMM) Mercedes is already working hard on its car for 2020. Indeed, team boss Toto Wolff is this weekend missing his first grand prix since 2013, given that Mercedes has already wrapped up both titles. “We obviously want a good result here, but the bulk of the team in Brackley is already preparing for…Read More »
Nov.16 (GMM) Robert Kubica’s sponsor says Williams broke “certain provisions” of its contract in 2019. It is now certain that PKN Orlen, the Polish oil company, will leave Williams along with Kubica after the forthcoming 2019 finale in Abu Dhabi. “Robert was quite critical of the organisation and preparation of the team after each grand…Read More »
Nov.16 (GMM) Esteban Ocon is hoping to get his Renault career off to an early start. Although he has been announced as Daniel Ricciardo’s teammate for 2020, the Frenchman is still trackside with Mercedes in his reserve driver role. Asked when he will get started at Renault, Ocon was quoted by the German press from…Read More »
Nov.17 (GMM) Bernie Ecclestone has told the F1 world not to dismiss rumours about Mercedes quitting the sport. In Brazil, after Mercedes won its sixth consecutive drivers’ and constructors’ championships this season, there are rumours that American racing legend Roger Penske could buy the German team. Penske immediately denied it, former F1 supremo Ecclestone told…Read More »
Nov.17 (GMM) Racing Point boss Otmar Szafnauer admits he is keeping an eye on Mick Schumacher. Formula 2 driver Schumacher, 20, is the high profile son of F1 legend Michael Schumacher, and already a part of Ferrari’s development academy. But Szafnauer told Speed Week: “Everyone in the pitlane is watching what Mick Schumacher is doing…Read More »
Nov.16 (GMM) Mercedes’ Formula 1 team is for sale. That is the claim of the German publication Auto Bild, citing the information of a ‘reliable source’. Correspondent Ralf Bach says the buyer could be Dmitry Mazepin, the wealthy Russian father of a Formula 2 driver, as well as American racing legend Roger Penske. Penske, 82,…Read More »
Nov.17 (GMM) Lewis Hamilton is a better driver than both Michael Schumacher and Ayrton Senna. That is the claim of Eddie Irvine, who is perhaps best known in Formula 1 for having been Schumacher’s teammate at Ferrari between 1996 and 1999. “Hamilton is the best ever driver,” he is quoted by Germany’s RTL. “Much better…Read More »
Nov.17 (GMM) Bernie Ecclestone isn’t so sure that Toto Wolff will be the next F1 supremo. In Wolff’s rare absence this weekend in Brazil, rumours are abounding that the Mercedes chief is lining up to replace Liberty Media’s F1 CEO Chase Carey. But Carey’s predecessor, 89-year-old Ecclestone, told the Daily Mail that Wolff’s ascendency to…Read More »
Nov.16 (GMM) Liberty Media, F1’s owner since 2016, looked into also buying the premier American open wheeler series. Last week, American racing legend and billionaire Roger Penske shocked the racing world by announcing he has bought Indycar as well as the fabled Indianapolis Motor Speedway. But Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport claims that Liberty was…Read More »
Nov.16 (GMM) Nico Hulkenberg’s Formula 1 career is “over”. That is the view of outspoken 1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve, even though the Renault refugee is refusing to say he will not return after 2020. “He’s been here for a long time,” Villeneuve told Canal Plus. “He has the record for the most races without…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.