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Nov.12 (GMM) Max Verstappen has fended off a rumour that he has signed a pre-contract with Mercedes to replace Lewis Hamilton if the six-time champion quits Mercedes for 2021. “Slippery question,” the Red Bull-Honda driver smiled to Italy’s Corriere della Sera newspaper. “I am happy where I am. I want to win with Red Bull….Read More »
Nov.12 (GMM) Honda is getting close to making a decision about whether or not to stay in Formula 1. That is the claim of Dr Helmut Marko, a top official at Red Bull. Both of Red Bull’s teams – Red Bull Racing and Toro Rosso – are powered by Honda. “Honda hasn’t decided yet,” Marko…Read More »
Nov.12 (GMM) SMP Racing did not pay in full for its sponsorship of the struggling backmarker Williams in 2018. That is the claim of a Russian source at Moscow-based Echo Moskwa radio. Last year, Russian Sergey Sirotkin raced for Williams with backing by SMP Bank’s motorsport programme SMP Racing. “They paid only part of the…Read More »
Nov.13 (GMM) Mercedes did the research that prompted Red Bull to ask the FIA to clarify the engine regulations in Austin. At present, and although Ferrari denies it, the prevailing wisdom is that the rules clarification is why the Maranello team’s power advantage suddenly vanished two weeks ago. Max Verstappen even accused Ferrari of “cheating”,…Read More »
Nov.17 (GMM) Dr Helmut Marko says there is “no deadline” for Red Bull to commit to Formula 1 beyond 2020. At present, there is great uncertainty up and down pitlane about 2021, after Liberty Media finally published the sweeping new regulations and started negotiations for the next Concorde Agreement. Mercedes, Renault and Honda are all…Read More »
Nov.18 (GMM) Mattia Binotto was furious after Ferrari’s drivers collided in the closing stages of the Brazilian GP. Even before the Interlagos crash, the relationship between Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc was already unsettled as they vie for top status. “The two drivers must realise that they have damaged the team,” said Binotto, the Maranello…Read More »
Nov.18 (GMM) Team boss Otmar Szafnauer has confirmed that Racing Point is also pushing to sign up Robert Kubica for 2020. At the end of a fraught return to the grid for the Pole this year, Kubica admitted that he is looking forward to the season finale in Abu Dhabi. “Very good,” he said in…Read More »
Nov.19 (GMM) Fernando Alonso would return to Formula 1 as a clear top-three driver. That is the view of Max Verstappen, who was recently complimented by former F1 driver Alonso for his constant “attack mode” at the wheel of his Red Bull. Now, Verstappen is returning the compliment by predicting that a 2021 return to…Read More »
Nov.21 (GMM) Antonio Giovinazzi says 2020 is an “important season” for both himself and Alfa Romeo. It is believed team boss Frederic Vasseur considered linking back up for 2020 with Nico Hulkenberg – his protege from the junior categories. But after a boost in late-season form and with Ferrari’s continued backing of the Italian driver,…Read More »
Nov.25 (GMM) McLaren’s full-time Indycar project for 2020 will not distract the improving British team in Formula 1. “No,” team boss Andreas Seidl insisted to the Spanish daily AS. “It is important to understand how we manage these projects,” he added. “They are independent of one another, each one focusing on its own programme in…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.
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.