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Dec.19 (GMM) Ferrari’s 2020 car, to be revealed to the public eight days before winter testing on February 11, will continue to feature a matte livery. Team boss Mattia Binotto said the special paint was put on the 2019 car for “weight-related reasons”. Corriere della Sera newspaper claims it saves two kilograms. And Binotto says…Read More »
Dec.19 (GMM) Max Verstappen’s father says he is proud to have helped the Red Bull driver become one of the top stars of Formula 1. “Max was my life project, yes,” Dutchman Jos, who also raced in F1 but did not win a race, told the Dutch publication Formule 1. “I wanted to win with…Read More »
Dec.17 (GMM) Toto Wolff has played down persistent speculation that he is first in line to succeed Chase Carey as F1’s CEO. For the first time since 2012, the Mercedes boss skipped a race – Brazil – last month amid rumours he might be planning his next career move. Another rumour is that he could…Read More »
Dec.12 (GMM) Bernie Ecclestone thinks Sebastian Vettel may have lost his edge. Many pundits are currently discussing Ferrari’s driver lineup, after quadruple world champion Vettel’s number 1 status was challenged in 2019. The pair’s on-track bickering also culminated in their clash in Brazil, but former F1 supremo Ecclestone thinks the main problem could be German…Read More »
Dec.11 (GMM) Former F1 driver JJ Lehto has questioned a new Formula 1 rule limiting the amount of brake components a driver can use during a season. Grid penalties will be handed out from 2021 if drivers have to use more than 22 sets of brake discs and pads. The number is derived from the…Read More »
Dec.9 (GMM) Racing Point has admitted its interest in signing Robert Kubica for 2020. Earlier, it was thought the former Williams driver looked likely to take his sponsor PKN Orlen to a development and reserve role at Haas. But now Racing Point boss Otmar Szafnauer has admitted he also wants Kubica, who turned 35 on…Read More »
Dec.9 (GMM) A respected F1 commentator has questioned the contribution to Renault made so far by Daniel Ricciardo. After a disappointing first season for the French team’s high-profile signing, Renault has now ousted its long time chassis technical boss Nick Chester. “The progress we have made on the engine is clear,” boss Cyril Abiteboul is…Read More »
Dec.6 (GMM) No official comment is yet to be made amid rumours Racing Point owner Lawrence Stroll also wants to take over the struggling British carmaker Aston Martin. Reports suggest Canadian billionaire Stroll, the father of team driver Lance Stroll, is leading a consortium that is eyeing Aston Martin and intends to re-brand his F1…Read More »
Dec.6 (GMM) Boss Zak Brown says McLaren wants to “close the gap” to the top three F1 teams in 2020. The Woking based team’s supremo admitted he was surprised to beat rivals like Renault, which is McLaren’s engine supplier, to fourth overall this year. “We were hoping, but we did not necessarily expect it,” Brown…Read More »
Dec.3 (GMM) Jacques Villeneuve says he doesn’t understand the rule that cost Ferrari EUR 50,000 in Abu Dhabi. The Italian team was reportedly lucky to escape disqualification after a discrepancy was found between the fuel in Charles Leclerc’s tank, and the amount that was actually declared to the FIA by Ferrari. “It’s one of those…Read More »
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