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Posted on Thursday, October 6, 2011

'Hamilton meeting' played down at Suzuka

Talk of a special meeting this weekend to discuss Lewis Hamilton's aggressive driving in 2011 was played down in the Suzuka paddock on Thursday. Multiple reports had said the drivers' meeting with Charlie Whiting would go ahead, but Grand Prix Drivers' Association president Rubens Barrichello and his countryman Felipe Massa - at the centre of the storm in Singapore two weeks ago - indicated it would be business as usual in Japan. "What's past is past and we need to think about the future," said […]

Posted on Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Kovalainen defends Hamilton before Suzuka meeting

Heikki Kovalainen has defended his former McLaren teammate amid reports Lewis Hamilton's rivals are set to round on his aggressive driving style in Japan this weekend. The Italian specialist Autosprint magazine has reported that Hamilton's competitors have asked for a special meeting with Charlie Whiting at Suzuka to discuss the British driver's many on-track clashes so far in 2011. And the Sun newspaper in Britain said on Monday that "the meeting is due to discuss Hamilton's tactics this season". Team Lotus driver Kovalainen, who in […]

Posted on Friday, September 30, 2011

Drivers ask for Hamilton discussion at Suzuka

Formula one drivers have asked to discuss Lewis Hamilton's recent driving during a meeting ahead of the Japanese grand prix at Suzuka. That is the claim of Italian specialist magazine Autosprint after the McLaren driver's latest run-in last weekend in Singapore, where Felipe Massa physically confronted the Briton. Ferrari's Massa sarcastically suggested 26-year-old Hamilton should call upon his father for help, while Anthony Hamilton blamed a failure of support by his son's new management led by entertainment agent Simon Fuller. Former driver Hans-Joachim Stuck, meanwhile, […]

Posted on Saturday, September 24, 2011

Singapore kerb problem to be fixed for Saturday

Sep.24 (GMM) F1 officials late on Friday were working to solve a problem with the Singapore street circuit's kerbs.

Initial practice was delayed as the FIA's Charlie Whiting inspected the temporary kerbs, bolted to the track surface, at some corners....

Posted on Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Progress at India GP venue 'alarming'

New photos reportedly depict an "alarming situation" at India's Buddh circuit just over a month before the inaugural Indian grand prix is scheduled to be held. Spain's Marca sports newspaper published the photos that were reportedly taken days ago by a fan by the name of Parth Doshi. The report said "the circuit is not only not complete but very far from it", with the situation "reminiscent of the one that occurred last year in Korea". The photos show things like mounds of dirt sitting […]

Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2011

Stewards missed 'blatant' Schumacher block

Sep.15 (GMM) Stewards failed to notice an incident that should have seen Michael Schumacher penalised during the Italian grand prix.

That is the claim of former F1 driver Derek Daly, who was the third official in the stewards' room at Monza.

Since l...

Posted on Thursday, September 8, 2011

Good weather forecast for Monza

Sep.8 (GMM) A warm and sunny weekend is forecast for the Italian grand prix at Monza.

A report at F1's official website said that, unlike at Spa-Francorchamps two weeks ago, the weather in Italy should mean teams and drivers have better conditions to...

Posted on Monday, September 5, 2011

India 'will get' FIA go-ahead for GP

Sep.5 (GMM) The Buddh circuit will definitely receive the FIA's approval ahead of its inaugural Indian grand prix next month.

That is the claim of the Delhi promoter Jaypee Sports, after a two-day inspection by FIA medical officials.

Last week, Char...

Posted on Monday, September 5, 2011

Imola eyes F1 return with top FIA rating

Sep.5 (GMM) There remains a chance Imola might return to the formula one calendar.

The famous Italian circuit last hosted the San Marino grand prix in 2006, when delayed renovations and an increase in the race sanctioning fee moved Bernie Ecclestone ...

Posted on Thursday, September 1, 2011

Whiting happy after India track inspection

Sep.1 (GMM) Charlie Whiting inspected the Buddh circuit on Thursday and indicated that the new Delhi venue is on track to host India's inaugural grand prix next month.

The September 1 inspection was earmarked as central to the circuit's mandatory hom...

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...

Posted on Sunday, August 28, 2011

Vettel wins after tyre blister controversy

Aug.28 (GMM) Sebastian Vettel returned to the top step of the podium and extended his championship lead on Sunday by winning the Belgian grand prix.

But the German was sporting an angry face before the Spa-Francorchamps race, after rival teams refuse...