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Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Rosberg 'would love' long Mercedes stay

Mar.23 (GMM) Nico Rosberg has signalled a long tenure in formula one with Mercedes.

The 25-year-old showed impressively alongside the returning seven time world champion Michael Schumacher last year, and for 2011 the W02 car is expected to be better ...

Posted on Thursday, March 17, 2011

Kobayashi cool, Vettel not says Sauber sponsor

Mar.17 (GMM) Kimi Raikkonen and Kamui Kobayashi are cool, but F1's new world champion Sebastian Vettel is not.

That is the view of Ari Koivula, the boss of the Sauber sponsor Mad Croc.

Mad Croc is an energy drink, so it is no surprise that Koivula i...

Posted on Friday, March 11, 2011

Barrichello happier than ever in longest F1 career

Mar.11 (GMM) Rubens Barrichello insists he is not yet thinking about retirement.

Seven time world champion Michael Schumacher, who is now well into his second formula one career, has contested nearly 40 fewer grands prix than the record-setting Brazi...

Posted on Friday, March 11, 2011

Drivers want rear wing and rain tyre changes

Mar.11 (GMM) Proposed amendments to the new adjustable rear wing rules were not adopted during a meeting this week in Barcelona.

Finland's Turun Sanomat said the Grand Prix Drivers' Association expressed great concern during the meeting with technica...

Posted on Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Swollen nose not a quick trick - Button

Mar.9 (GMM) McLaren has confirmed that the radical swollen nose fitted to the MP4-26 in Barcelona on Tuesday will not be raced this season.

"The equipment was for testing purposes only," said the British team.

Jenson Button smiled as he told Auto Mo...

Posted on Thursday, March 3, 2011

Montezemolo slams 'martian' F1 rules

Mar.3 (GMM) Luca di Montezemolo has hit out at F1's new regulations, saying steering wheels have become "martian" whilst criticising the new adjustable rear wing.

According to Finland's Turun Sanomat, the Ferrari president's "martian" description is ...

Posted on Thursday, March 3, 2011

Vettel votes against Bahrain rescheduling

Mar.3 (GMM) If Sebastian Vettel was in charge of formula one, he would not reschedule the 2011 Bahrain grand prix.

With political protests still ongoing in the island Kingdom, it has been suggested that either an August or November date is likely if ...

Posted on Monday, February 28, 2011

Report - nine teams sticking with original test dates

Feb.28 (GMM) Up to nine of F1's twelve teams are reportedly sticking with the originally scheduled dates for the final pre-season test in Barcelona.

It had been reported elsewhere that all the teams had agreed to move the four-day test, rescheduled d...

Posted on Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Kovalainen sure Lotus switch was right move

Feb.16 (GMM) Heikki Kovalainen is confident that Team Lotus' newly launched car justifies his decision to join the outfit.

After a disappointing two-year tenure with McLaren, the Finn switched to Lotus just as the small Tony Fernandes-led team entere...

Posted on Monday, January 24, 2011

JJ Lehto facing manslaughter charges

Former F1 driver JJ Lehto is facing a charge of manslaughter for his involvement in a boat accident last year, in which a friend of his was killed.