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Jan.13 (GMM) The racing could be “more predictable” in 2020, because teams voted against using Pirelli’s newly designed and tested tyres this year. That is the claim of Pirelli’s F1 boss Mario Isola, referring to the rejection of the intended 2020 tyre specification following two separate tests. “The advantage is that the teams are completely…Read More »
Jan.17 (GMM) Formula 1 has lost a major sponsor. Citing a source close to the company, the Press Trust of India (PTI) reports that Tata Communications, a major Indian multinational, will no longer be F1’s connectivity partner. Forbes’ F1 business journalist Christian Sylt said the deal, which has run for eight years, was worth $26…Read More »
Jan.22 (GMM) More news about Robert Kubica’s future will be forthcoming “soon”, according to his backer. On the first day of the year, it was announced that the former Williams racer would be Alfa Romeo’s reserve in 2020. Kubica, 35, wants to combine that role with a race seat in the German touring car series…Read More »
Jan.22 (GMM) More rumblings about trouble with Ferrari’s 2020 car are emerging. Last week, journalist and Ferrari insider Leo Turrini claimed that data from the 2020 car coming out of the simulator and wind tunnel “have not impressed the engineers”. And now, citing ‘reliable sources within Ferrari’, Germany’s Auto Bild says the data from the…Read More »
Jan.23 (GMM) FIA president Jean Todt has played down concerns about F1’s ever-expanding race calendar. With many in the sport already unhappy about the unprecedentedly-long calendar for 2020, Liberty Media has negotiated a new cap of up to 25 races for the future. Indeed, the F1 commercial rights holder is open about wanting to add…Read More »
Jan.29 (GMM) Lewis Hamilton has “some weak points” that Fernando Alonso admits would be “nice” to try and exploit. As he faces a second season post-‘retirement’, 38-year-old Alonso is no longer hiding his desire to return to Formula 1 in 2021 – perhaps as Hamilton’s teammate at Mercedes. He admits to F1 Racing magazine that…Read More »
Jan.30 (GMM) Daniel Ricciardo says Renault needs to “do it better” in 2020. The Australian switched from top team Red Bull to the French works outfit last year amid fanfare and consternation, and Renault ultimately missed its target of fourth in the constructors’ championship. Not just that, Renault was only 6 points away from not…Read More »
Jan.31 (GMM) Dr Helmut Marko says he is happy with Max Verstappen’s new teammate Alex Albon, even though the top Red Bull official admits he misses Daniel Ricciardo. “It was a bit of a shock to the whole team when he went to Renault,” he told Germany’s Motorsport-Magazin.com, referring to Ricciardo. Red Bull has struggled…Read More »
Feb.3 (GMM) Daimler CEO Ola Kallenius has continued to play down rumours that Mercedes will no longer operate as a full works team in Formula 1 after 2020. He had already declared that speculation a bombshell decision will be made at a board meeting on February 12 is “not truer”. And now he is quoted…Read More »
Feb.5 (GMM) Max Verstappen says he needs a car within “two tenths” of Lewis Hamilton’s in order to put “pressure” on the six time world champion in 2020. Red Bull-Honda is bullish about its chances of beating Mercedes and Ferrari in the final season of the current regulations. “Beating Hamilton depends a lot on the…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.