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Posted on Saturday, July 9, 2011

Ecclestone ordered Silverstone pitlane switch

Jul.9 (GMM) Bernie Ecclestone has refused to criticise Silverstone after an apparently major design flaw with the venue's new facilities emerged on Friday.

Many spectators sitting opposite the pits cannot see the podium, and they will also miss the p...

Posted on Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Silverstone confirms Sunday sellout

Jul.6 (GMM) Sunday's British grand prix is a sellout.

Organisers of the Silverstone event have confirmed that while tickets for Friday and Saturday are still available, the maximum capacity of more than 120,000 spectators has been reached for race-da...

Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011

Media slams Vettel's 'snooze control' in Valencia

Jun.27 (GMM) The media slammed the sagging spectacle of Sunday's European grand prix.

After seven exciting races boosted by the new overtaking 'DRS' system and heavily degrading Pirelli tyres, the formula did not conspire to spice up the usually-proc...

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...

Posted on Sunday, June 12, 2011

Hamilton discusses Button crash during rain red-flag

Jun.12 (GMM) While the sodden spectators waited for the Montreal rain to ease, the latest F1 controversy began to swirl.

The Canadian grand prix was red-flagged for a long period whilst weather men grinned at their accurate predictions of heavy after...

Posted on Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Two 'DRS' zones to spice up Valencia spectacle

Jun.8 (GMM) As in Canada this weekend, there will also be two 'DRS' overtaking zones for Valencia's grand prix later in June.

The news was confirmed by European grand prix organiser Valmor Sports' Jorge Martinez Aspar in the Spanish port city on Tues...

Posted on Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Austin council could scupper 2012 US grand prix

Jun.8 (GMM) US grand prix lawyer Richard Suttle has admitted the Austin City Council has the power to scupper the formula one project.

According to local Kxan news, council members learned this week that they must sign off as the "endorsing municipal...

Posted on Friday, May 27, 2011

Team Lotus can keep current name for F1

May 27 (GMM) Team Lotus has won the right to keep using the iconic name and logo after the High Court announced a verdict in the F1 naming dispute on Friday.

Both Group Lotus and Tony Fernandes' Malaysian team claimed victory after the court battle, ...

Posted on Friday, May 20, 2011

Too many pitstops in Turkey admits Pirelli

May 20 (GMM) As F1 celebrates the end of processional and predictable races, Pirelli has acknowledged that Turkey two weeks ago was one step too far.

The sport's new official tyre partner is supplying a more durable hard compound to teams in Spain th...

Posted on Thursday, May 19, 2011

Other tyre marques feared for 'image' - Ecclestone

May 19 (GMM) Pirelli was the right choice for 2011 because the alternative tyre suppliers did not want to spice up formula one.

That is the claim of Bernie Ecclestone, who in recent days has thanked the Italian marque for agreeing to deliberately pro...

Posted on Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Pitstop frenzy 'too much' in 2011 - Domenicali

May 10 (GMM) Stefano Domenicali has warned F1 to proceed with caution as its new chaotic formula leaves spectators dazzled.

After many seasons in recent history featured predictable strategies and few overtaking moves, many pundits are hailing the Pi...

Posted on Friday, April 22, 2011

Pirelli to ramp up tyre markings for Turkey

Apr.22 (GMM) Pirelli will colour the entire sidewall of its 'option' tyres in Turkey.

The move follows complaints that the original coloration of the 'Pirelli P Zero' branding - and even the subsequent addition of thin lines on the outer tread - made...