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Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2011

F1 should 'applaud' Pirelli 'risk' for 'show' - de la Rosa

Apr.14 (GMM) Pedro de la Rosa believes Pirelli should be "applauded" for spicing up F1's spectacle with its tyres for 2011.

The sport's new official supplier has been criticised following the opening two races of the season, for the high degradation ...

Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Ferrari eyes 'plan B' after Shanghai deadline - reports

Apr.12 (GMM) The outcome of Sunday's Chinese grand prix will determine whether Ferrari stays the course or reverts to 'plan B' for the development of its 2011 car.

That is the claim of Italian newspapers including La Stampa and La Repubblica, as boss...

Posted on Tuesday, March 29, 2011

FIA glitch grounded Barrichello's wing in Aus

Mar.29 (GMM) An FIA glitch marred the start of Rubens Barrichello's Australian grand prix, Williams has revealed.

Immediately after the Melbourne race, the British team said the Brazilian driver had "problems with the sector settings on the moveable ...

Posted on Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Kubica enjoyed 2011 opener on TV - manager

Mar.29 (GMM) Robert Kubica watched the entire Australian grand prix from his Italian hospital room, and afterwards sent a text message to congratulate teammate Vitaly Petrov for securing the first podium of his career.

"Robert followed the race like ...

Posted on Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Ferrari identifies downforce issue on 2011 car

Mar.29 (GMM) Ferrari is working hard after the 2011 season opener, where in Australia the team's 150 Italia car was notably less competitive than it had seemed during the recent winter period.

"I was not surprised that Red Bull were so good, but that...

Posted on Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Vettel admits 'problems' with Alonso in 2010

Mar.9 (GMM) Sebastian Vettel has revealed a less than rosy relationship with his 2010 championship rival Fernando Alonso.

"We did have some problems," the German said in an interview published by La Stampa in Italy.

"But the event was judged by outs...

Posted on Wednesday, March 9, 2011

More of the same as Webber flies in Spain

Mar.9 (GMM) After topping the times in the field-leading Red Bull, Mark Webber told reporters in Barcelona that he is tiring of their stale questions.

"It's a bit like a stuck record," said the Australian when asked if his relationship with his teamm...

Posted on Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Circuits could change to help passing

The FIA has announced that its circuit commission will look into whether Formula 1 tracks can be changed to encourage more overtaking.With the return of KERS, more tyre performance variation and the introduction of an overtaking-focused adjustable rear...

Posted on Friday, February 25, 2011

'Lucky' Kubica looking ahead to 'long' recovery

Feb.25 (GMM) Robert Kubica insists he is "very lucky" despite recovering from horror injuries in an Italian hospital.

The Pole has been replaced at Renault for the start of the 2011 season, and there are doubts as to whether he will return to full fi...

Posted on Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Massa urges Ferrari not to favour Alonso

Feb.15 (GMM) Felipe Massa has repeated his desire for equal number one status alongside Ferrari teammate Fernando Alonso in 2011.

While Alonso pushed for the title in his first season with the famous team, incumbent Massa struggled notably last year....

Posted on Thursday, February 10, 2011

Kubica feared he was paralysed in crash - manager

Feb.10 (GMM) Robert Kubica feared his horror rally crash had left him paralysed, the Polish driver's manager has revealed.

After arriving at the Italian hospital in a critical condition last Sunday and having seven hours of surgery, the 26-year-old R...