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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 »
Jan.22 (GMM) More rumblings about trouble with Ferrari’s 2020 car are emerging. Last week, journalist and Ferrari insider Leo Turrini claimed that data from the 2020 car coming out of the simulator and wind tunnel “have not impressed the engineers”. And now, citing ‘reliable sources within Ferrari’, Germany’s Auto Bild says the data from the…Read More »
Jan.22 (GMM) More news about Robert Kubica’s future will be forthcoming “soon”, according to his backer. On the first day of the year, it was announced that the former Williams racer would be Alfa Romeo’s reserve in 2020. Kubica, 35, wants to combine that role with a race seat in the German touring car series…Read More »
Jan.21 (GMM) Claire Williams is expecting the struggling British team to be ready for the very first day of winter testing next month. Before struggling to dead last in the constructors’ championship last year, Williams was the only team that was not even ready for the start of pre-season testing. “The goal is to have…Read More »
Jan.17 (GMM) Formula 1 has lost a major sponsor. Citing a source close to the company, the Press Trust of India (PTI) reports that Tata Communications, a major Indian multinational, will no longer be F1’s connectivity partner. Forbes’ F1 business journalist Christian Sylt said the deal, which has run for eight years, was worth $26…Read More »
Jan.13 (GMM) The racing could be “more predictable” in 2020, because teams voted against using Pirelli’s newly designed and tested tyres this year. That is the claim of Pirelli’s F1 boss Mario Isola, referring to the rejection of the intended 2020 tyre specification following two separate tests. “The advantage is that the teams are completely…Read More »
Jan.13 (GMM) Racing Point technical boss Andy Green admits he is “very nervous” about how the team will handle this year’s preparations for the new rules of 2021. He says that while the big teams can afford to handle the 2020 and 2021 seasons concurrently, smaller outfits will need to spread their resources thinly. “We…Read More »
Jan.8 (GMM) Daniel Ricciardo has played down the chances that he will be the next top driver to quickly sign up beyond 2020. Ahead of F1’s new era for 2021, the grid for next season is already starting to shape up, with Charles Leclerc and now Max Verstappen signing long-term deals with Ferrari and Red…Read More »
Jan.8 (GMM) Former F1 driver Mika Salo has backed Max Verstappen’s decision to commit to Red Bull for the next four seasons. Some were surprised that the 22-year-old Dutchman committed so early, as he was strongly linked with a potential move to world champions Mercedes. But Salo told C More: “Red Bull has been able…Read More »
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