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Posted on Sunday, September 25, 2011

Early Vettel title not a shame insists Ecclestone

Sep.25 (GMM) Bernie Ecclestone does not think the early conclusion to the 2011 world championship is "a shame" with multiple races still to run this season.

It is mathematically possible that Sebastian Vettel will wrap up the title after Sunday's Sin...

Posted on Saturday, September 24, 2011

Hamilton insists he's not content 'like Barrichello'

Sep.24 (GMM) Rubens Barrichello is an example of a driver "content" to make up the numbers in formula one.

That is the claim of Lewis Hamilton, who warned McLaren that he might leave the British team if he has to endure another car not worthy of figh...

Posted on Monday, September 19, 2011

Red Bull's secret plans for Singapore celebration

A German newspaper has contradicted Red Bull and Sebastian Vettel's claims that they are not planning to celebrate the world championship this weekend. Most of the 24-year-old's rivals think Vettel is heading to a certain title victory, and it could theoretically happen as soon as the chequered flag in Singapore. But the German driver insists: "I think it's wrong to plan before something happens. First you have to win the lottery and then you worry about what to do with the winnings." Red Bull chiefs […]

Posted on Saturday, August 27, 2011

Maldonado demoted five places for collision

Pastor Maldonado has been demoted five grid positions for colliding with Lewis Hamilton after the chequered flag in Q2. He will start 21st on the grid for the race. Maldonado and Hamilton first made contact with each other in the final minutes of Q2 as Hamilton overtook the Williams driver during his flying lap. At the exit of Turn One, once Hamilton had taken the chequered flag, Maldonado appeared to side-swipe the McLaren driver. The incident left Hamilton with a damaged front wing but he […]

Posted on Saturday, August 27, 2011

Stewards overrule 107pc cut for four drivers at Spa

Aug.27 (GMM) The stewards have exempted four drivers from the 107 per cent qualifying rule at Spa-Francorchamps.

Virgin's Jerome d'Ambrosio, as well as both HRT drivers, failed to qualify within the mandatory 7 per cent of Sebastian Vettel's pole tim...

Posted on Sunday, July 24, 2011

Webber can fight for Nurburgring win - Horner

Jul.24 (GMM) Christian Horner has rubbished suggestions Mark Webber might receive a team order a few laps before the chequered flag in Sunday's German grand prix.

"Of course Mark can win here, he's on pole," the Red Bull team boss told newspaper Bild...

Posted on Thursday, July 14, 2011

Defeat for Red Bull no longer a 'miracle' - de la Rosa

Jul.14 (GMM) A defeat for Red Bull in the 2011 world championship will no longer require a "miracle", according to Pedro de la Rosa.

McLaren's veteran reserve driver admitted the mood had been pessimistic leading into the British grand prix, because ...

Posted on Wednesday, June 29, 2011

F1 reliability better than ever in 2011

Jun.29 (GMM) Technical reliability in formula one has taken a great leap forward in 2011.

Last Sunday at Valencia was the first-ever 24-car finish in F1 history, with every competitor entered in the world championship making it to the chequered flag....

Posted on Tuesday, June 21, 2011

'Put some money' on Hamilton title - father

Jun.21 (GMM) Lewis Hamilton is still in the fight for the 2011 world championship.

That is the insistence of his father Anthony Hamilton, who after splitting with the McLaren driver as manager now handles the career of Force India rookie Paul di Rest...

Posted on Monday, June 20, 2011

Vettel cool as blown exhaust ban looms

Jun.20 (GMM) Sebastian Vettel insists he is not overly worried about the FIA's controversial clampdown on blown exhaust solutions.

The reigning world champion has run into a clear lead in 2011, with his Red Bull said to benefit the most from the so-c...

Posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Vettel still cruising, or dominance set to end?

Jun.14 (GMM) He had a long face on the Montreal podium but Sebastian Vettel might still be cruising to the 2011 title.

The Red Bull driver was gutted after handing his Canadian grand prix lead to McLaren's Jenson Button almost within sight of the che...

Posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2011

'Stay or go?' during Montreal washout - report

Jun.14 (GMM) Many race-goers walked out of the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve during the Canadian grand prix's excruciatingly-long rain delay.

"Stay or go? That was the question that haunted the soaked audience on Sunday afternoon," wrote La Presse.

The...