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Aug.3 (GMM) F1’s governing body will consider the legality of Racing Point’s ‘pink Mercedes’ on Wednesday. It comes as Renault on Sunday lodged a third consecutive official protest against the car’s brake inlets, with team advisor Alain Prost arguing that Racing Point must have got “outside help” with the design from Mercedes. AFP France claims…Read More »
Aug.4 (GMM) Mercedes will soon announce that its ‘dream team’ is staying together for another season. That is the claim of team boss Toto Wolff, referring not only to the prospect of 2021 contracts for Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas, but also a new deal for himself. “We will announce the wedding soon,” the German…Read More »
Aug.9 (GMM) Pierre Gasly has vowed to “seize the opportunity” if he sees a chance to return to Red Bull. Mid last season, the Frenchman found himself under intense pressure as he struggled alongside Max Verstappen at Red Bull Racing. He was demoted to Alpha Tauri, but now it is his replacement – Alex Albon…Read More »
Aug.9 (GMM) Nico Hulkenberg deserves a full-time return to Formula 1. That was the sentiment of basically the entire paddock and beyond on Saturday, as the German qualified third behind the Mercedes cars at Silverstone. While his ‘pink Mercedes’ is a controversial topic at present, nobody begrudged Hulkenberg the result as he continues to sub…Read More »
Aug.13 (GMM) “All the signs” point to Gene Haas signing up to the 2021-2025 Concorde Agreement. That is the view of the small American team’s boss Gunther Steiner, having earlier admitted that owner Gene Haas is contemplating pulling the plug. After Toto Wolff indicated that he is not ready to sign the new commercial agreement…Read More »
Aug.14 (GMM) Former F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has scolded Lawrence Stroll following his fellow billionaire’s comments about the ‘pink Mercedes’ affair. As the legality of Racing Point’s 2020 car looks set to move on to the international court of appeal, team owner Stroll launched a vigorous defence of his integrity. “I do not often speak…Read More »
Aug.16 (GMM) Lewis Hamilton says Toto Wolff’s next career move will not influence his decision about whether to sign a new deal with Mercedes for 2021 and beyond. The six-time world champion has previously said that his decision will in fact be influenced by whether Wolff decides to remain Mercedes team boss. “It’s flattering that…Read More »
Aug.18 (GMM) Valtteri Bottas is not happy with Mercedes’ new black overalls for 2020. Actually, the reigning champions intended to race in silver as per usual this year – until Lewis Hamilton began to push for action with regards to the Black Lives Matter protests against the death of George Floyd. Finn Bottas said the…Read More »
Aug.24 (GMM) Toto Wolff has rejected suggestions Mercedes’ 2020 car is benefitting from having a flexible rear wing. Already under fire for allegedly pushing technical secrets to Racing Point, the latest accusation is that the rear wing of the German team’s dominant 2020 car bends exceedingly at speed. “We don’t have a flexible rear wing,”…Read More »
Aug.29 (GMM) Downforce will be slashed by 10 percent next year, predominantly to help official tyre supplier Pirelli to cope. Six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton has been highly critical of Pirelli’s products in recent weeks, particularly after his problems at Silverstone. “We constantly complain that we can’t attack with these tyres,” he told Speed Week….Read More »
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