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May 5 (GMM) Rumours that Valtteri Bottas could lose his Mercedes seat before the end of the season do not “make sense”, according to former F1 driver Ralf Schumacher. Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper quoted a team source as saying there is “unrest” at Mercedes about the Finn’s performance. “He is not up to it, which…Read More »
May 4 (GMM) Two faces familiar to the F1 paddock have questioned the motives behind Aston Martin’s signing of quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel this year. The Lawrence Stroll-owned team signed up 33-year-old Vettel despite his poor final seasons at Ferrari, who decided to replace him for 2021 and beyond with Carlos Sainz. Former HRT…Read More »
May 4 (GMM) Valtteri Bottas appears to be “lacking some confidence” as his teammate and Max Verstappen race away at the top of the drivers’ standings in 2021. That is the view of former Williams driver Sergey Sirotkin, as he assesses why Bottas has not only fallen behind Lewis Hamilton and Verstappen but even McLaren’s…Read More »
May 4 (GMM) Lando Norris is “the man of the midfield” at present, and he presents a “mammoth task” for his experienced McLaren teammate Daniel Ricciardo. That is the view of former Formula 1 driver Timo Glock, who has been impressed with Norris’ ability to stand out amid the sport’s “very competitive” midfield of 2021….Read More »
May 4 (GMM) Cyril Abiteboul will remain connected with the world of Formula 1. At the end of last year, Renault – having decided to re-brand as Alpine – suddenly ousted its French team boss as Davide Brivio arrived from MotoGP and Marcin Budkowski was promoted. Little has been heard about 43-year-old Abiteboul since then…Read More »
May 4 (GMM) Toto Wolff says he “can’t imagine” Mercedes’ collaboration with Lewis Hamilton ending once the driver’s current one-year contract expires late this year. The seven time world champion caused a stir last weekend when he clearly expressed his desire to keep racing beyond 2021 – even though he recently agreed only to a…Read More »
May 4 (GMM) Dr Helmut Marko says Red Bull will not abandon development of its 2021 car – even with the radical new 2022 technical regulations now looming large in Formula 1. Most teams not in contention for ultimate spoils this season are already turning the bulk of their resources towards developing brand new cars…Read More »
May 3 (GMM) Dr Helmut Marko has admitted the situation is “a bit tense” between Red Bull and Mercedes at present. And that’s not just because of the close championship battle between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton, but because their respective team bosses are clashing too. For instance, Christian Horner told Toto Wolff to mind…Read More »
May 3 (GMM) Daniil Kvyat says he wants to return to Formula 1 next year – although he’s not ruling out a move to another series. The Russian had a rollercoaster 100-plus race career in the sport but lost his Alpha Tauri seat – and Red Bull’s backing – at the end of last season….Read More »
May 3 (GMM) The “mind games” between Formula 1’s title protagonists have begun tantalisingly early in 2021, according to former driver Ralf Schumacher. Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen are keeping their battle civil at least publicly, but 2016 world champion Nico Rosberg says their respective bosses “can’t stand each other”. Indeed, Mercedes’ Toto Wolff has…Read More »
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