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Feb.14 (GMM) Cyril Abiteboul has denied that Renault is behind schedule with its 2020 car. Heads were scratching this week when team figures and the world’s media assembled in Paris for the ‘launch’ event – but the actual 2020 car was missing. Boss Abiteboul explained that because the car was being assembled, he did not…Read More »
Feb.14 (GMM) F1 teams are going to “monitor the situation” amid speculation the inaugural Vietnam GP could be the next victim of coronavirus. As deaths surge to almost 1400, F1’s Chinese round in April has already been postponed. But with Vietnam just across the border from China, there are also doubts about the viability of…Read More »
Feb.7 (GMM) Aston Martin is unlikely to become a winning works team in Formula 1, according to a former driver manager and team official. Oksana Kosachenko, who was Vitaly Petrov’s manager and also had a commercial role at Caterham, doubts that when Racing Point becomes Aston Martin in 2021, the team will be on the…Read More »
Feb.6 (GMM) Former Williams teammates Juan Pablo Montoya and Ralf Schumacher are ushering the next generation into the upper categories of junior open-wheeler motor racing. Montoya, a winner of seven grands prix who also raced for McLaren, is supporting his 14-year-old son Sebastian as he signs for the top Italian Formula 4 team Prema Powerteam….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 »
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 »
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 »
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.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.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 »
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