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Dec.2 (GMM) Mattia Binotto claims Ferrari did not mean to breach a technical rule in Abu Dhabi. Charles Leclerc’s podium remained under a cloud until almost four hours after the chequered flag, as suspicions about the legality of the Ferrari entered yet another phase. Prior to the race, the FIA discovered during a random check…Read More »
Dec.2 (GMM) Toto Wolff has played down the significance of a busy forthcoming period for Williams driver George Russell. Already part of the Mercedes development stable, Russell is set to drive the title-winning silver car in the post-race Abu Dhabi test this week. And then he will return a week later for Mercedes’ test of…Read More »
Dec.2 (GMM) Sebastian Vettel has criticised Formula 1 over the DRS failure in the 2019 season finale. For almost the first 20 laps in Abu Dhabi, the overtaking system was not enabled by race control. Race director Michael Masi said it was a failed server than needed to be rebooted. “It was a bit like…Read More »
Dec.1 (GMM) F1 teams will vote on December 9 about whether to keep or scrap Pirelli’s proposed tyres for 2020. Drivers tested the 2020 tyres recently in Austin, and complained that not only are they not better than this year’s tyres, but that they are notably worse. So now, several teams want to simply keep…Read More »
Dec.1 (GMM) Bernie Ecclestone has doubled down on his defence of Ferrari, after the Italian team was recently accused of “cheating”. Max Verstappen made the most explicit accusation, but what is undeniable is that Ferrari’s top speeds have dropped off in the wake of the FIA’s recent technical directives about engine legality. Indeed, former Mercedes…Read More »
Nov.29 (GMM) Ferrari’s two drivers will still be allowed to race, despite angering bosses with their collision in Brazil. While Sebastian Vettel was absent on Thursday due to the third of his third child, a son, his teammate Charles Leclerc said in Abu Dhabi that they will simply be “a bit less aggressive” in future….Read More »
Nov.27 (GMM) Sebastian Vettel says he is not yet ready to retire. The quadruple world champion has had a difficult season for Ferrari, as his earlier status as clear number 1 was challenged by Charles Leclerc, with whom he controversially crashed in Brazil. “It’s a very uncomfortable situation for him,” Ferrari tester Marc Gene told…Read More »
Nov.27 (GMM) Driving styles will not change in Formula 1 when the sport switches to 18-inch tyres, according to Carlos Sainz. The Spaniard is one of very few current drivers who have tried Pirelli’s developmental 18-inch tyres, after McLaren ran the new rubber at Paul Ricard recently. “The feedback has been positive,” Pirelli’s Mario Isola…Read More »
Nov.25 (GMM) F1 looks set to be heading for a three-team battle for the 2020 championship. After Max Verstappen’s win in Brazil, six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton says it is “often the case” that Red Bull finishes a season strongly. But Hamilton says it is clear that Honda is catching up. “It’s great to see…Read More »
Nov.25 (GMM) McLaren’s full-time Indycar project for 2020 will not distract the improving British team in Formula 1. “No,” team boss Andreas Seidl insisted to the Spanish daily AS. “It is important to understand how we manage these projects,” he added. “They are independent of one another, each one focusing on its own programme in…Read More »
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