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Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Vettel 'definitely' headed for 2011 title - Sutil

Aug.31 (GMM) Yet another member of the formula one paddock believes Sebastian Vettel is "definitely" cruising to the 2011 title.

After a victory drought that extended throughout July, the Red Bull driver returned to the top step of the podium at Spa-...

Posted on Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Ferrari to push for stability after exhaust farce

Jul.20 (GMM) Luca di Montezemolo has slammed F1's constantly changing rules.

The Ferrari president was referring to the recent British grand prix, at which the saga surrounding the evolving blown exhaust regulations was denounced as the "biggest farc...

Posted on Monday, July 11, 2011

Ferrari-powered signatures end exhaust saga for now

Jul.11 (GMM) Ferrari and Sauber brought an end to the exhaust blowing saga that marred the British grand prix weekend.

The teams rowed at Silverstone about the FIA's clampdown and how it could be equitably applied to the four engine manufacturer's di...

Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2011

Blown exhaust clampdown 'favours Ferrari' - Marko

Jun.23 (GMM) Dr Helmut Marko has continued to rail against the FIA's controversial clampdown on blown exhausts.

Italy's La Stampa newspaper quotes the Austrian as suspecting Red Bull's rivals moved to outlaw the technology after watching the dominanc...

Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Next few races crucial for Ferrari's 2011 campaign

May 24 (GMM) Ferrari might have more to say in the coming days about the banning of its innovative new high rear wing in Spain.

Before the Italian team's red cars were lapped during the Barcelona race, the FIA told them to revert to a conventional re...

Posted on Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Todt, Ecclestone, Gascoyne hail 'brave' Pirelli

May 11 (GMM) Mike Gascoyne has hailed Pirelli's bravery in taking up the challenge of improving the formula one show.

Bernie Ecclestone confirmed in Turkey that he specifically asked the sport's new official supplier to make tyres in 2011 "that would...

Posted on Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mercedes using flexible wing in Turkey - report

May 8 (GMM) The secret of Mercedes' speed in Turkey is a Red Bull-style flexible front wing, according to one authoritative publication.

Team boss Ross Brawn said he was surprised with Nico Rosberg's top-three qualifying speed on Saturday "Because we...

Posted on Monday, May 2, 2011

Hospital seeks EUR 100,000 for Kubica stay

May 2 (GMM) The Italian hospital that nursed Robert Kubica back to health is set to file an insurance claim to recover the hefty bill.

Italian reports including La Gazzetta dello Sport, La Stampa and ANSA say the Pole's 76-day stay in Pietra Ligure's...

Posted on Monday, May 2, 2011

Webber not ruling out team switch for 2012

May 2 (GMM) Mark Webber has contradicted Christian Horner's claim that he will retire if he leaves Red Bull.

Team boss Horner said recently that Australian Webber has "no desire" to switch to a rival camp as his current contract is set to expire at t...

Posted on Monday, May 2, 2011

Massa tests upgrades during 'filming day' - reports

May 2 (GMM) Ferrari is courting controversy by testing new components for its struggling 2011 car during a track day for "a promotional film", according to media reports.

"After so many hours in the simulator it was nice to have a break and enjoy mys...

Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Alonso still happy with Ferrari - Briatore

Apr.19 (GMM) Flavio Briatore has defended Fernando Alonso amid Ferrari's current slump.

After Shanghai, where the Spaniard bluntly assessed the "slow" 2011 car after being outperformed by his teammate Felipe Massa, La Stampa newspaper accused Alonso ...

Posted on Sunday, April 17, 2011

Hamilton says 'who knows' on future beyond 2012

Apr.17 (GMM) Lewis Hamilton adopted a new tactic on Saturday as speculation about his future threatens to race out of control.

Earlier in Shanghai, the media interpreted some of the 2008 world champion's comments as a warning to McLaren that he is on...