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Jul.18 (GMM) Nikita Mazepin is already “signed” to remain with Haas in 2022, team boss Gunther Steiner has revealed. He was speaking to the German-language Motorsport-Total, amid speculation the small Ferrari-linked American team may be set to lose its other 2021 rookie, Mick Schumacher. Steiner said the uncertainty has emerged because the young German’s contract…Read More »
Jul.18 (GMM) Dr Helmut Marko had a pointed rebuke after his Mercedes counterpart declared that Lewis Hamilton’s Friday pole was a case of “The empire strikes back”. “My regards to the empire,” Red Bull’s Marko said, pointing the quip at Toto Wolff after Max Verstappen extended his points lead over Lewis Hamilton on Saturday. It…Read More »
Jul.18 (GMM) Mercedes’ driver decision for 2022 is now looming large. In the paddock, it is widely expected that Toto Wolff will ultimately decide that Valtteri Bottas will be replaced by George Russell. However, amid the uncertainty, Wolff’s fellow Austrian and nemesis Dr Helmut Marko says Red Bull is also interested in the Mercedes-backed Williams…Read More »
Jul.17 (GMM) Mick Schumacher’s uncle has again questioned the “sense” in rumours the young German could move from Haas to Alfa Romeo for 2022. Ralf Schumacher, the younger brother of 22-year-old Mick’s father and F1 legend Michael, has already wondered if a sideways step on the grid is right for Mick. “If it was a…Read More »
Jul.17 (GMM) Lewis Hamilton will start from the very front of the first ever ‘sprint qualifying’ mini-race on Saturday. It is a fascinating exercise for Formula 1, with drivers needing to weigh up the opportunities of a better grid position for Sunday’s grand prix with the risk of a crash or incident that could ruin…Read More »
Jul.17 (GMM) Toto Wolff has hinted that Formula 1 will emerge from its August slumber to news about the identity of Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate for 2022. But he denied that Valtteri Bottas and George Russell already know what that news will be once it should be official by Spa-Francorchamps. “The drivers don’t know anything…Read More »
Jul.17 (GMM) Formula 1’s top teams will continue to dominate the sport even in 2022. That is the view of Lando Norris, who drives for McLaren – the highest placed team behind championship protagonists Red Bull and Mercedes. At Silverstone, F1 revealed its 2022 show car, highlighting the basic look of the radically different single…Read More »
Jul.17 (GMM) Toto Wolff has denied that Mercedes’ car upgrades explain Lewis Hamilton’s shock pole position for the first-ever ‘sprint qualifying’ F1 race. After just an hour of practice at Silverstone, the 2021 field headed into the sport’s first Friday qualifying session since 2003 – and championship leader Max Verstappen could only manage second best….Read More »
Jul.16 (GMM) Spa-Francorchamps, the fabled host of this year’s Belgian GP next month, is currently closed. The circuit was already battered by flooding recently, and now it has been hit with another round of abysmal weather. In a statement, Spa-Francorchamps admitted that “the related infrastructures of the circuit” have been damaged, including the “collapsed” paddock…Read More »
Jul.16 (GMM) Valtteri Bottas says returning to Williams would be a “very interesting” challenge. At Silverstone, both the Finn and his potential 2022 Mercedes successor, George Russell, played down suggestions an official announcement is now looming. “As I have said before, my goal is to keep my seat,” Bottas insisted. However, the 31-year-old knows that…Read More »
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