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Jan.16 (GMM) Pierre Gasly deserves “some of the blame” for the failure of his time at Red Bull’s top F1 team last year, according to Dr Helmut Marko. The Frenchman has expressed some unhappiness with the way his demotion to Toro Rosso was handled, revealing that “some promises were not kept”. But boss Marko told…Read More »
Jan.17 (GMM) Television viewership has collapsed in France, according to F1 legend Alain Prost. In the country, all the races are only shown live on Canal Plus, a pay broadcaster. The sport’s free-to-air coverage, on TF1, only involves three races. “We used to have 8 million fans in France watching TF1, but now that it…Read More »
Jan.21 (GMM) Dr Helmut Marko has all but ruled out a return to Formula 1 for Jean-Eric Vergne. Vergne, now 29, raced for Toro Rosso between 2012 and 2014, but since being ousted by Red Bull he has established himself as a top Formula E driver, winning the title twice. But Red Bull boss Marko…Read More »
Jan.24 (GMM) A dark cloud has moved above April’s running of the Chinese GP. Over 800 cases of the coronavirus, which has killed 18 people so far, have been detected in China. As a result, the country is quarantining entire cities and China’s automobile federation has even banned “all sports competitions until April”. The federation…Read More »
Jan.27 (GMM) Haas boss Gunther Steiner admits the team has suffered a financial setback after the 2019 season. Not only did the small American team lose its title sponsor Rich Energy mid last year, finishing the championship second-to-last also means a drop in official F1 revenue. “It’s a big loss, but we need to move…Read More »
Jan.27 (GMM) Roger Penske says he would like to see the fabled Indianapolis Motor Speedway return to the F1 calendar. Formula 1 is already working on a plan to add Miami to the schedule, to make it the second American race alongside Austin. But the Miami plans are facing political hurdles fuelled by opponents. So…Read More »
Jan.27 (GMM) Aston Martin, a name increasingly rumoured to be getting even closer to Formula 1, has suddenly pulled out of the German touring car championship DTM. Mere months before the start of the 2020 season, DTM has been left with just two car manufacturers after the R-Motorsport team lost the backing of Aston Martin…Read More »
Feb.3 (GMM) F1 appears poised to delay April’s Chinese GP. The sport’s governing FIA has announced that the Formula E race in the coronavirus-struck country, scheduled for 21 March, has been cancelled. “Formula E has taken the necessary measures to ensure the health and safety of its travelling staff, championship participants and spectators, which remains…Read More »
Feb.3 (GMM) On the eve of the 2020 season, six-time consecutive world champion Mercedes has reportedly secured a $26m per year sponsorship deal. At Christmas, the German team announced a new “performance partnership” with the Ineos-branded Tour de France and America’s Cup teams. Now, the Financial Times reports that Ineos, a major British chemicals company…Read More »
Feb.5 (GMM) F1 could witness a new Max Verstappen in 2020, with a realistic chance of becoming the sport’s youngest ever world champion. That is the claim of Dr Helmut Marko, who over the winter managed to extend the 22-year-old Dutchman’s contract for 2021, 2022 and 2023. “For him it was important that Honda extended…Read More »
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