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Posted on Thursday, September 8, 2011

McLaren boss Whitmarsh defends Button

Sep.8 (GMM) McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh has defended Jenson Button.

The 2009 world champion is pushing his British employer to trigger the option in his contract for next season, amid reports Whitmarsh would actually like to sign him up for a ...

Posted on Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Grosjean 'now ready' for F1 return - Boullier

Sep.7 (GMM) GP2's newly crowned champion is ready to return to formula one, according to his manager Eric Boullier.

Frenchman Boullier, in charge of the Gravity management company, doubles as Renault team principal, where countryman Romain Grosjean i...

Posted on Monday, September 5, 2011

Bruno Senna feels more relaxed

Sep.5 (GMM) Bruno Senna has admitted he will be feeling more relaxed when he races on the fabled Monza circuit this weekend.

The Brazilian made his grand prix return at Spa recently, but a pending court decision could have seen Nick Heidfeld back in ...

Posted on Monday, September 5, 2011

Schumacher still as good as Webber

Sep.5 (GMM) Michael Schumacher is not as good as Sebastian Vettel or Nico Rosberg, but he's still up to speed with Mark Webber.

That is the view of former ten time race winner Gerhard Berger, who until 1997 shared the circuits with F1's only seven ti...

Posted on Thursday, September 1, 2011

McLaren should forget 2011 title

Sep.1 (GMM) Yet more drivers, experts and pundits are crowning Sebastian Vettel the likely 2011 champion after his latest victory in Belgium.

At the German's rival team McLaren, team boss Martin Whitmarsh insists giving up on the championship would n...

Posted on Thursday, September 1, 2011

Alesi happy with Spa/France alternating proposal

Sep.1 (GMM) Jean Alesi has welcomed news his native France looks set to rejoin the formula one calendar.

It is expected that, three years after Magny Cours dropped off the schedule, France will return in 2013 with a single annual date to be alternate...

Posted on Thursday, September 1, 2011

Senna delivers two sponsors for Renault

Sep.1 (GMM) The appointment of Bruno Senna has already delivered two new sponsors to the Renault team.

With Nick Heidfeld contentiously stepped down before Spa-Francorchamps, Senna fended off speculation his sponsors had paid for the race seat.

"If ...

Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2011

FIA confirms 2012 calendar

The FIA today confirmed the calendar for the 2012 F1 season. The Australian Grand Prix will open the season whilst F1 will finish in Interlagos for the second consecutive season. The return of the US Grand Prix will be held in November, whilst the Turkish Grand Prix has been dropped. 18/03 AUS Australia 25/03 MYS Malaysia 15/04 CHN China 22/04 BAH Bahrain 13/05 ESP Spain 27/05 MCO Monaco 10/06 CAN Canada 24/06 EUR Europe (Valencia) 08/07 GBR Great Britain 22/07 DEU Germany (Hockenheim) 29/07 HUN […]

Posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2011

'Emotional' Heidfeld reaction 'surprised' Renault

Aug.30 (GMM) Nick Heidfeld's response to the appointment of Bruno Senna in Belgium and beyond "surprised" Renault team owner Gerard Lopez.

German Heidfeld attempted to win a court injunction prior to Spa-Francorchamps to enforce his contract to race ...

Posted on Monday, August 29, 2011

Good afternoon, Sebastian?

To say that Sebastian Vettel’s afternoon was a good one could be interpreted as an understatement. After 44 high octane laps around the Spa Francorchamps circuit, Vettel saw his lead over team mate Mark Webber increased to 92 points. The gap to Webber will not bother Vettel at all; what’s more important to him is that Fernando Alonso, Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton are all over 100 points behind with just seven rounds remaining. That is a gap that, even if Vettel were to break […]

Posted on Sunday, August 28, 2011

Driver quotes after Belgium race

Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull Racing “I’m very happy; today was a very good race for us, although it was not easy with the tyres. The beginning of the race was more research and science than racing and we sacrificed a lot by stopping very early. We had a good feeling though and I came in again when the safety car came out, just to see how they were. I can judge a bit from looking at the inside, but when you’re doing 300kph or more […]

Posted on Sunday, August 28, 2011

Red Bull considered pitlane start at Spa

Aug.28 (GMM) Red Bull had serious concerns about tyres before finishing first and second in the Belgian grand prix.

That is the claim of team boss Christian Horner, who asked the FIA for permission prior to the Spa-Francorchamps race for Sebastian Ve...