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Jun.19 (GMM) Ferrari is now putting “maximum focus” on designing an all-new car for 2022. The Maranello team has a modified front wing this weekend at Paul Ricard, but according to acting team boss Laurent Mekies, that will basically be the last development of 2021. “We have made our decision,” he said in France. “Maximum…Read More »
Jun.19 (GMM) Alpine CEO Laurent Rossi has backed Esteban Ocon’s claim that Mercedes will not interfere with his career at least for the next three years. The Renault-owned team has signed a new long-term contract with the Frenchman, despite the fact that Ocon remains managed by Mercedes and Toto Wolff. “There is no reference to…Read More »
Jun.19 (GMM) Mercedes has a “brand new” chassis in the luggage in the event that Lewis Hamilton rejected the car he was assigned for the French GP. Although the team insists the swap was always scheduled, Valtteri Bottas – already surrounded by speculation about his future – is this weekend at the wheel of the…Read More »
Jun.19 (GMM) An active Formula 1 team manager has warned that the sport will have a “big problem” if Pirelli walks away. At Paul Ricard, the dominant topic of conversation is the safety of the current tyres, after Pirelli effectively blamed Red Bull and Aston Martin for their respective high-speed Baku blowouts. “I wish tyres…Read More »
Jun.19 (GMM) Formula 1 is looking to organise as many as six ‘sprint qualifying’ races in 2022. This year, the new format is being trialled over three race weekends, with Silverstone hoping to welcome 140,000 spectators to witness the debut of the spectacle on British GP qualifying day next month. F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali envisages…Read More »
Jun.19 (GMM) Jost Capito says “nothing has changed” at Williams despite the fact that he has been named the famous British team’s new boss. Late last year, in the wake of the departure of Claire and her team-founding father Sir Frank Williams, Volkswagen’s former motor racing chief was signed up to be the new Williams…Read More »
Jun.19 (GMM) Officials at Red Bull are scratching their heads about title rival Mercedes’ engine usage strategy in 2021. At Paul Ricard, championship leader Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez finally had new Honda engines installed for the seventh race of the season. Mercedes, though, fitted new engines at Baku. “We’ve never seen anything like that…Read More »
Jun.19 (GMM) Formula 1 is inching towards a return to normal amid the ongoing but potentially easing covid crisis, according to FIA president Jean Todt. With his latest term as head of F1’s governing body ending late this year, the 75-year-old is committed to enjoying a quieter life from 2022 onwards. “Above all, I will…Read More »
Jun.18 (GMM) The mayor of London has admitted he is interested in welcoming Formula 1 to the British capital. In May, Toto Wolff said: “Racing in London would top everything and I hope that the mayor of London and (prime minister) Mr Johnson read this and we get that going.” According to a new report…Read More »
Jun.18 (GMM) Hopes for a full house in Austria next weekend have been dashed. Just 15,000 spectators per day have been approved for this weekend’s French GP at Paul Ricard, and the same number is now expected at the Red Bull Ring. “For the race on June 27, the circuit is to be divided into…Read More »
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