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Posted on Friday, October 19, 2012

New Jersey set to be delayed until 2014

Bernie Ecclestone on Friday confirmed reports the inaugural New York grand prix will not take place in 2013. The reports said problems with the organisation of the event, scheduled to take place amid the Manhattan skyline mid next year, meant a delay until 2014 was now inevitable. F1's chief executive confirmed the news to several media outlets on Friday. "The event is not going to happen" next year, 81-year-old Ecclestone is quoted by AAP. "Everything is set up, but it's now too late to finish […]

Posted on Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Red Bull to decide driver lineup in August

Red Bull is planning to settle the matter of its 2013 driver lineup "in August", team consultant Dr Helmut Marko has revealed. Without a contract for next season, Monaco and Silverstone winner Mark Webber is now Fernando Alonso's closest challenger for the 2012 title and rumoured to be considering teaming up alongside the Spaniard in 2013. Asked to contemplate sharing the famous Italian team with Webber, Alonso said on Sunday: "I don't know. I think it's just imaginary pictures." The speculation, however, is real, as […]

Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Top team or nothing for 2013 warns Webber

Mark Webber has warned he will quit Formula One if he cannot find a top seat for 2013. The 35-year-old Australian is the only prominent member of the leading Red Bull team who does not currently have a contract beyond this season. It is rumoured Dr Helmut Marko wants to replace him for 2013 with either Daniel Ricciardo or Jean-Eric Vergne, triggering rumours Webber could be a potential replacement for Felipe Massa at Ferrari. But if Red Bull and Ferrari both pass up Webber, his […]

Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Webber: Top team or nothing for 2013

Mark Webber has warned he will quit Formula 1 if he cannot find a top seat for 2013. The 35-year-old Australian is the only prominent member of the leading Red Bull team who does not currently have a contract beyond this season. It is rumoured Dr Helmut Marko wants to replace him for 2013 with either Daniel Ricciardo or Jean-Eric Vergne, triggering rumours Webber could be a potential replacement for Felipe Massa at Ferrari. "The only possibility is if Massa decides to leave Ferrari, or […]

Posted on Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Toro Rosso right to axe both drivers says Berger

Toro Rosso was "absolutely right" to axe its entire driver lineup ahead of the 2012 season. That is the claim of the team's former co-owner and boss Gerhard Berger. Faenza based Toro Rosso's current owner Red Bull has ousted Jaime Alguersuari and Sebastien Buemi in favour of the fresher Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vergne. "I think it's correct, although it is very hard," ten-time grand prix winner Berger told Austrian television ORF. "For Red Bull and Toro Rosso, it's about preparing drivers - ideally from […]

Posted on Friday, October 28, 2011

Vettel admits team orders possible in India

Sebastian Vettel has confirmed there might be some place-swapping with his Red Bull teammate Mark Webber towards the end of Sunday's inaugural Indian grand prix. The team, already with the drivers' and constructors' championships in the bag, has revealed that its last ambition for 2011 is to power Webber from fourth to second in the points standings. Publications on Thursday quoted team boss Christian Horner as hinting that team orders - now entirely legal in formula one albeit still controversial - cannot be ruled out. […]

Posted on Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Red Bull set for Renault engine deal extension

Jun.29 (GMM) Red Bull appears likely to extend its engine supply agreement with Renault Sport F1 through to the end of the current V8 regulations.

The sport looks likely to adopt turbocharged V6 engines for 2014 and beyond, and in the meantime Red Bu...

Posted on Monday, March 21, 2011

Buemi nervous but Alguersuari to sit out first practice

Mar.21 (GMM) It will be Jaime Alguersuari who gives up his Toro Rosso cockpit to promising rookie Daniel Ricciardo in the first practice session in Melbourne on Friday.

But Sebastien Buemi will take his turn on the sidelines two weeks later in Malays...

Posted on Thursday, March 17, 2011

Ecclestone to fight Todt over 2013 engines

Mar.17 (GMM) Bernie Ecclestone has revealed he is "at loggerheads" with FIA president Jean Todt about F1's engine formula for 2013.

Todt has announced new 1.6 litre four-cylinder turbo regulations, but F1 chief executive Ecclestone on Thursday admitt...