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Mar.31 (GMM) A biochemist has scolded Dr Helmut Marko for “playing with human lives” by contemplating controlled coronavirus infections for Red Bull’s drivers. Marko caused a stir this week by telling the Austrian broadcaster ORF that he tried to put together a training camp for Red Bull’s F1 and junior drivers during the global pandemic….Read More »
Mar.31 (GMM) Indycar and Nascar have taken the lead over Formula 1 in the brave new virtual world of computerised online live sim racing. A week ago, F1 held its first official online race based on the official F1 2019 game, with only Lando Norris and Nicholas Latifi representing the twenty actual F1 race drivers….Read More »
Mar.31 (GMM) Formula 1 will need to introduce a scheme to protect its economy and workforce amid the global pandemic, according to Carlos Sainz’s father. Sainz senior, a rallying legend, said he thinks a scheme called Temporary Employment Regulation File (ERTE) will now be “imminent” in F1. Already now coming into play in the world…Read More »
Mar.31 (GMM) Negotiations over the 2021 Concorde Agreement have been put on ice. Talks about the expiring deal, which crucially regulates the distribution of income and the governance structure, were on track when the coronavirus pandemic struck. Suddenly, there are no races and F1’s NASDAQ share price has slumped. “Before any team signs up for…Read More »
Mar.30 (GMM) Ferrari has offered Sebastian Vettel a new one-year contract for 2021 – if he accepts a pay-cut. That is the claim of the Italian broadcaster Sky, reporting that the financial offer made by the Maranello team to the quadruple world champion is “a much lower figure”. The 32-year-old German driver’s friend Bernie Ecclestone…Read More »
Mar.30 (GMM) David Coulthard thinks Formula 1 could get racing again in “the short term”. At present, the 2020 calendar has been paused until at least mid June for the global pandemic. But former driver turned broadcaster Coulthard told Ziggo Sport: “I really believe that our events will take place faster than some others. “In…Read More »
Mar.30 (GMM) Bernie Ecclestone says Formula 1 will survive coronavirus. The former F1 supremo admits that the global pandemic is the greatest challenge the sport has ever faced. But he told f1-insider.com: “Formula 1 will survive in whatever form despite the difficult times and the green zeitgeist, not just because of the virus.” How is…Read More »
Mar.30 (GMM) Former F1 driver Vitaly Petrov thinks the engines of motorsport may be silent throughout 2020. Officially, coronavirus-struck Formula 1 is hoping to re-start mid-year. But Petrov told Izvestia news agency: “It is possible that all motorsport championships will be postponed for a year. “Unfortunately, the number of people infected with coronavirus is only…Read More »
Mar.30 (GMM) The F3 team that gave Max Verstappen his springboard into Formula 1 is in financial trouble. While many are worrying about the fate of Formula 1 teams, Fritz van Amersfoort is warning that junior racing teams like his are even more endangered. “In the junior classes, teams rely mainly on the money that…Read More »
Mar.30 (GMM) Kimi Raikkonen “will not adapt” to a car that doesn’t suit his driving style. That is the claim of Pedro de la Rosa, who as test driver worked alongside the 2007 world champion some years ago at McLaren. “Kimi is very fast,” the Spaniard told Iltalehti. “He is a world champion. But he…Read More »
Guests of Grand Prix Tours will be treated to a complete and thorough race weekend that includes an invitation to our private F1 Celebrity Hosted Talk Show. During the event guests will receive insider information regarding all things Formula 1 and firsthand perspective into team preparations leading up to the race. Follow the link above to learn more about our trip to the United States Grand Prix.
Join Grand Prix Tours as we head to Singapore and the Marina Bay Street Circuit for the only true night race on the Formula 1 calendar. One of only 4 street circuits on the F1 calendar the beauty of the modern Formula 1 cars are on full display under the bright lights of the Marina Bay street circuit. Follow the link above to learn more about our trip to the Singapore Grand Prix.
Get ready to bear witness to one of the most difficult tracks drivers will face all season, the Suzuka Circuit. Designed by Honda as a test track in 1962 the circuit is one of only a few tracks in the world to have a figure eight layout. The amazing enthusiasm of the local race fans is on par with that of any other fanatical nation which only adds to the already unique experience the Japanese Grand Prix provides. Follow the link above to learn more about our trip to the Singapore Grand Prix.
The Mexican Grand Prix is always a great test for Formula 1 drivers and teams alike. With extreme heat and the high elevation drivers have to be physically prepared and mechanics have to be mentally ready for anything. The atmosphere created by the fans at the Mexican Grand Prix rivals that of races like Japan and Italy. The passion and pride for local drivers is nearly unmatched.