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Posted on Friday, April 22, 2011

Ferrari drivers highest earners in Brazil, Spain - report

Apr.22 (GMM) Ferrari's F1 drivers are the highest-earning sportsmen in their respective countries, a new report has found.

The full analysis by ESPN The Magazine, showing 182 countries and their top-earning athletes, will be published on May 2.

Feli...

Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Nearly 150 passing moves so far in 2011 - report

Apr.20 (GMM) There have been almost 150 separate overtaking moves since the five red lights faded at the 2011 season opener in Australia.

That is the finding of the Turun Sanomat newspaper in Finland, reporting on the success of F1's new formula feat...

Posted on Monday, April 18, 2011

WRC: ‘THANK-YOU JORDAN FOR SAVING THE DAY’

  Jordan Motorsport has been officially thanked for saving the fourth round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), which was in serious danger of not going ahead following a logistical catastrophe faced by the big teams. The event was reduced to two days after the route selected by the teams and the championship promoter [...]

Posted on Friday, April 15, 2011

Ferrari 'will have' flexible wing - Costa

Apr.15 (GMM) Ferrari is on the cusp of re-joining Red Bull on the path of flexible front wings.

The Italian team's cars had a wing that bent towards the ground whilst satisfying the FIA flexibility tests last season, but in 2011 the wing on the 150 I...

Posted on Sunday, April 10, 2011

Raikkonen's NASCAR switch surprises F1 drivers

Apr.10 (GMM) A handful of F1 drivers have admitted surprise at hearing 2007 world champion Kimi Raikkonen's plans to race in NASCAR.

The Finn left Ferrari at the end of 2009 to race full-time in the world rally championship, but this year he will spl...

Posted on Friday, April 1, 2011

Malaysia to be Pirelli's toughest test - Hembery

Apr.1 (GMM) The Malaysian grand prix next weekend could be the toughest challenge for Pirelli's tyres in 2011.

That is the admission of the Italian marque's racing boss Paul Hembery, after Melbourne last weekend pleasantly surprised teams and drivers...

Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Briatore tells Ferrari to 'focus on 2012'

Mar.30 (GMM) Flavio Briatore has advised Ferrari to write off 2011 after this year's 150 Italia car struggled in Melbourne last weekend.

The Italian team, featuring Fernando Alonso as its lead driver, is currently investigating why the new car was no...

Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Raikkonen to combine rally with NASCAR in 2011

Mar.30 (GMM) As the second F1 season without him kicks off, Kimi Raikkonen has revealed plans to branch into NASCAR racing this year.

Finland's Turun Sanomat newspaper said the 2007 world champion will combine his world rally championship foray in 20...

Posted on Friday, March 25, 2011

Valsecchi disappointed with Chandhok drive

Mar.25 (GMM) Davide Valsecchi has admitted he was disappointed to miss out on Team Lotus' Friday driving duties in Melbourne.

The Italian and GP2 driver was initially selected to drive in Jarno Trulli's car in initial practice, but Karun Chandhok was...

Posted on Friday, March 25, 2011

Red Bull opposes wing rules due to power deficit

Mar.25 (GMM) Red Bull reportedly made a last-minute attempt to have the moveable rear wing rules changed ahead of the 2011 season opener.

Finland's Turun Sanomat claimed that the reigning champions wanted the wing banned for practice and qualifying s...

Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2011

Valsecchi to drive Lotus on Friday in Malaysia

Mar.24 (GMM) Davide Valsecchi will make his debut as a Friday driver for Team Lotus in Malaysia.

Recently, the GP2 driver and Italian admitted that getting the green light to drive in first practice in both Australia and Malaysia was a "great opportu...

Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2011

Ricciardo 'ready' for F1 debut with eye on Webber

Mar.24 (GMM) Daniel Ricciardo has admitted the timing of his formula one race debut could be linked with the longevity of countryman Mark Webber's career.

The pair joked as they barbequed sausages for the media this week, but already posed to Toro Ro...