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Oct.7 (GMM) The Formula 1 calendar is becoming “too long and boring”, according to 1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve. The outspoken Canadian’s comments come after Max Verstappen predicted that a greater than 22-race calendar will lead to a spate of divorce in the F1 paddock. “It’s too much,” Villeneuve told Russia’s Championat, as the FIA…Read More »
Oct.3 (GMM) F1 circuit designer Hermann Tilke thinks Assen would have been a better venue for the 2020 Dutch GP. Zandvoort will be a 100,000 spectator sellout next May, but race organisers have said they could actually have sold a million tickets in light of Max Verstappen’s popularity. The circuit is also having to upgrade…Read More »
Oct.3 (GMM) Daniil Kvyat has dismissed rumours linking him with a potential move to Alfa Romeo. Red Bull’s Dr Helmut Marko recently said the Toro Rosso driver is not in the running to return to the energy drink company’s senior F1 team next year. It coincided with rumours at Sochi that Kvyat, who only returned…Read More »
Oct.2 (GMM) McLaren boss Andreas Seidl says the British team is more than happy with its current race drivers. Having only started at Woking in May, by July Seidl had counted McLaren out of the ‘silly season’ by announcing that Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris are staying. “We have no doubts about seeing these two…Read More »
Oct.2 (GMM) Mattia Binotto says Ferrari’s 2020 car will be an evolution of the current one. The Maranello team had a difficult start to the season, but the latest aerodynamic and engine upgrades mean the SF90 is now often faster than the Mercedes. “We put a lot of effort into understanding the car’s weaknesses,” said…Read More »
Oct.1 (GMM) Gunther Steiner may be in trouble with the FIA for criticising the stewards in Russia. The Haas team boss told Kevin Magnussen on the radio about a “stupid idiot steward” who penalised the Dane for the way he rejoined the Sochi track after an incident. But according to Germany’s Motorsport-Magazin.com, the criticism has…Read More »
Sep.30 (GMM) F1’s governing body may revisit the rule banning drivers from using different helmet liveries. There was controversy at Sochi when local driver Daniil Kvyat was prevented from wearing a special helmet for his home Russian GP. The ban fell after the FIA told Toro Rosso that Kvyat had already used his allowed ‘one…Read More »
Sep.29 (GMM) Dr Helmut Marko has confirmed reports that team owner Red Bull wants a new name for Toro Rosso. The Faenza based outfit has lodged a request with Liberty Media, the FIA and the other to be called Alpha Tauri in future. Alpha Tauri is Red Bull’s fashion brand, with the name paying tribute…Read More »
Sep.28 (GMM) Fernando Alonso says he does not want to return to Formula 1 “in the short term”. At the moment, the highly rated Spaniard is preparing for a forthcoming rally-raid event in Morocco. “I will decide about the Dakar rally based on the next rally in Morocco,” Alonso said at the launch of a…Read More »
Sep.28 (GMM) Dr Helmut Marko thinks the tentative peace at Ferrari will eventually “crack”. The Red Bull official told Osterreich newspaper that Charles Leclerc is challenging former quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel for his number 1 status. “It’s going to be interesting,” Marko said. “There’s a kid who’s damn fast and unwilling to fall in…Read More »
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