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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 »
Mar.30 (GMM) Formula 1 will not feature 18-inch wheels as scheduled in 2021. Because the new chassis rules have been delayed because of coronavirus, Pirelli boss Mario Isola confirmed that the 18-inch wheels will also not race next year. “We are in the middle of the development for the 18-inch wheels,” he told Auto Motor…Read More »
Mar.30 (GMM) F1’s UK-based teams are helping in the fight against coronavirus by manufacturing special ventilators. The UK government initiative has been called ‘project pitlane’, and Red Bull, Racing Point, Haas, McLaren, Mercedes, Renault and Williams are all taking part. “Production has already started here,” Red Bull’s Dr Helmut Marko told ORF. “This is the…Read More »
Mar.30 (GMM) Formula 1 is moving to keep its ten teams in business, according to Dr Helmut Marko. “Formula 1 has taken the right measures,” the top Red Bull official told Kleine Zeitung newspaper when asked how the sport is reacting to the pandemic. “The summer break has been brought forward, the new technical regulations…Read More »
Mar.30 (GMM) The current three-week ‘early summer’ factory shutdown could be extended, Alfa Romeo boss Frederic Vasseur has admitted. Even amid Italy’s dire coronavirus crisis, Ferrari has reportedly decided to resume work at Maranello on April 14. But Vasseur says Alfa Romeo, based in Switzerland, may not follow suit. “Depending on the situation in England,…Read More »
Mar.30 (GMM) Even the big teams are financially exposed to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, according to former F1 driver Ralf Schumacher. Many have expressed fears about the ongoing viability of the smaller teams during this unprecedented phase without grands prix. “At the moment, we have to worry not only about the small teams,…Read More »
Mar.30 (GMM) Toto Wolff has denied reports that he could quit Mercedes and join billionaire Lawrence Stroll at Aston Martin. Wolff’s contract as team boss expires this year, and former F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone thinks his relationship with new Daimler CEO Ola Kallenius is not great. “At the moment he has other problems than 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.
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.