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Mar.2 (GMM) Sebastian Vettel does not think he will still be racing in Formula 1 when he turns 40. The oldest driver on the grid is 40-year-old Kimi Raikkonen. Vettel is just 32, but a slide in form in recent years has triggered speculation he may soon retire. The German looks set to sign a…Read More »
Feb.27 (GMM) Daniel Ricciardo is reluctant to comment on rumours that he is on Ferrari’s wish-list for 2021. Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto says Sebastian Vettel is the top priority, but paddock gossip has also named Carlos Sainz as another potential replacement for the quadruple world champion. When asked what racing a red car would mean…Read More »
Feb.26 (GMM) Sergey Sirotkin has played down the role Mercedes’ innovative ‘DAS’ steering system will play in 2020. The F1 paddock was stunned at the first Barcelona test when it was noticed that Mercedes’ drivers also push and pull on the steering wheel to adjust the ‘toe’ of the front wheels in motion. But Sirotkin,…Read More »
Feb.25 (GMM) Red Bull’s second team Alpha Tauri is high in the 2020 midfield, according to Dr Helmut Marko. After the debut of Racing Point’s ‘pink Mercedes’, it became clear that the car is the first challenger behind the big three teams. But Marko said that following close behind is Alpha Tauri. “Our second team…Read More »
Feb.24 (GMM) Adrian Newey says the 2021 regulations risk turning Formula 1 into a sort of “GP1”. The Red Bull technical boss, who is one of the sport’s most famous designers in history, told the British source Inews that he usually “looks forward” to regulation changes. “What was very nice about the last major change…Read More »
Feb.24 (GMM) Chase Carey appears to be putting the idea of a Miami GP on the back burner. F1 owner Liberty Media, which is headed by CEO Carey, has been championing the idea of a second US grand prix at Miami’s Hard Rock stadium. But local opposition groups are fighting hard against the idea, with…Read More »
Feb.20 (GMM) Frederic Vasseur says he is confident team backer Alfa Romeo is not about to pull out of Formula 1. The current contract runs out late this year, and there have been rumours that the project – the brainchild of late Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne – will be axed. But Vasseur, in charge of…Read More »
Feb.17 (GMM) Stoffel Vandoorne says his main focus will be on Formula E in 2020. The former McLaren driver may now be a frontrunner in the electric series, but he has just been signed up as Mercedes’ new F1 reserve. “It’s very nice to go a step up within in the Mercedes family,” the Belgian…Read More »
Feb.17 (GMM) A Japanese driver could be fast-tracked into Formula 1 later this year. It is no secret that Honda would like a home-grown talent for its F1 programme, and the leading contender at present is Yuki Tsunoda. In his first season out of Japan last year, the 19-year-old impressed in Formula 3 and, with…Read More »
Feb.14 (GMM) Red Bull is not letting out the secret about a new pair of distinctive ‘nostrils’ on the nose of its 2020 car. “It’s to make sure Max (Verstappen) is cool enough,” Dr Helmut Marko joked to Auto Bild. But when pressed for an explanation about what designer Adrian Newey has in mind for…Read More »
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