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Jun.12 (GMM) Honda will take its second engine upgrade of the 2019 season to Paul Ricard next weekend. In April, just a few races into the long season, the Japanese manufacturer introduced its first upgrade of 2019 for partner teams Red Bull and Toro Rosso. Dr Helmut Marko had said at the time that the…Read More »
Jun.12 (GMM) Romain Grosjean endured an ordeal at home after returning from the Canadian GP. On social media, his wife Marion – a former F1 presenter for French television – declared the Haas driver a “hero” for scaring off two intruders who had broken into their home at night in Geneva. “Sportsmen are often called…Read More »
Jun.12 (GMM) Valtteri Bottas has described the Canadian GP race weekend as a personal “wake-up call”. With his new beard on show after a lacklustre 2018, the Finnish driver came out of the box with surprisingly strong form early in 2019. But more recently, his championship lead has become a 29-point deficit to Mercedes teammate…Read More »
Jun.12 (GMM) Ferrari is pushing ahead with its appeal against the controversial stewards decision that cost Sebastian Vettel victory in Canada. There has been uncertainty about whether an appeal against the verdict would be heard by the FIA unless new evidence emerges. But ahead of the Thursday deadline for the appeal being formally lodged, a…Read More »
Jun.12 (GMM) Dr Helmut Marko has admitted he wonders if Mercedes is being unfairly favoured by F1’s authorities. The Red Bull official hit out at the penalty that cost Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel victory in Montreal. He even defended Vettel, who won all of his four titles at Red Bull, for what is being described as…Read More »
Jun.12 (GMM) There are signs of reliability trouble coming out of the Mercedes camp. On Saturday in Montreal, the brand new Mercedes engine fitted to Lance Stroll’s Racing Point failed spectacularly. The following day, before the Sebastian Vettel penalty controversy erupted, Lewis Hamilton’s grand prix was almost spoiled by a pre-race problem. He said afterwards:…Read More »
Jun.12 (GMM) Ferrari has admitted to making yet another strategy error in 2019. Already criticised by the Italian press for a range of strategy mistakes this year, boss Mattia Binotto has confirmed that another oversight took place last Sunday in Canada. When Sebastian Vettel was given his now highly controversial five second penalty, Charles Leclerc…Read More »
Jun.11 (GMM) Two days after the Canadian GP, Formula 1 remains split over whether the penalty that cost Sebastian Vettel victory was right or wrong. Nico Rosberg, who had a difficult relationship with his fellow German during his career, has fiercely sided with the stewards and backed Lewis Hamilton’s win. “He (Vettel) always think he…Read More »
Jun.11 (GMM) Kimi Raikkonen has admitted Alfa Romeo “lack speed” as the 2019 championship races towards mid-season. After a good start for the former Sauber team with its new Ferrari-linked branding, Alfa Romeo has slumped and is currently ahead only of struggling Williams. “Hopefully we will be back to a more normal position here,” Raikkonen…Read More »
Jun.11 (GMM) Jacques Villeneuve has not changed his controversial view about Robert Kubica’s return to Formula 1. Just after the Pole’s return race in Melbourne, 1997 world champion Villeneuve called it “terrible” for the sport. “Formula 1 should be the pinnacle of racing, so it’s not good for the sport if someone with a disability…Read More »
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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.
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