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Posted on Friday, April 22, 2011

Vettel's victory-finger 'annoying' - Verstappen

Apr.22 (GMM) Sebastian Vettel's victory routine is annoying and arrogant, according to former grand prix driver Jos Verstappen.

When the German started winning poles and races, observers noticed that he always showed a solitary index finger to specta...

Posted on Saturday, April 16, 2011

China not interested in F1 - Coulthard

Apr.16 (GMM) China has not fallen in love with formula one, David Coulthard said at the scene of the eighth grand prix at the imposing Shanghai circuit.

"The country has still not responded to the sport," the former driver and current BBC race commen...

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 Monday, April 11, 2011

Vettel backs account of flying Pirelli 'bullets'

Apr.11 (GMM) Sebastian Vettel has backed Paul di Resta's complaint about flying pieces of Pirelli rubber.

Force India rookie di Resta claimed he was hit several times during the Malaysian grand prix by discarded "marbles" of synthetic rubber falling ...

Posted on Monday, April 11, 2011

F1 split after 'confusing' Malaysia GP

Apr.11 (GMM) Sunday's Malaysian grand prix has raised fears that formula one may now be too confusing for spectators.

"It was a really confusing race in a way, trying to understand the pitstops," said Jenson Button, who finished second behind Sepang ...

Posted on Saturday, April 9, 2011

Vettel uses KERS to pip Hamilton to Sepang pole

Apr.9 (GMM) Red Bull and Sebastian Vettel used KERS to power to pole at Sepang on Saturday.

The team did not use the energy-recovery technology to dominate in Melbourne two weeks ago, but championship leader Vettel said he needed it to stave off a re...

Posted on Thursday, April 7, 2011

No 'Korea-type situation' for Indian GP - Kafitz

Apr.7 (GMM) An official of the new Indian grand prix has denied the Delhi venue could struggle to be ready for its inaugural October race later this year.

The 5.1 kilometre Jaypee Group Circuit is currently under construction on 100 acres of land in ...

Posted on Thursday, April 7, 2011

F1 popularity waning due to 'unacceptable' races - Todt

Apr.7 (GMM) F1's global television audience is in decline, according to FIA president Jean Todt.

The Frenchman told German magazine Auto Motor und Sport that he thinks the problem is the questionable spectacle of some grands prix.

"Races like Abu Dh...

Posted on Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Rain to make Sepang 'distressing' in 2011

Apr.6 (GMM) Rain could make this weekend's Malaysian grand prix both "interesting" and "distressing", according to McLaren managing director Jonathan Neale.

At present, there is a high chance of rain - as well as the usual hot and humid conditions - ...

Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Three carmakers linked with post-2013 F1 forays

Mar.30 (GMM) Three car makers have been named as potential candidates to enter formula one after the engine rules change in 2013.

Jean-Francois Caubet, managing director of F1 engine supplier Renault Sport F1, said "Volkswagen, Honda and Hyundai" cou...

Posted on Sunday, March 20, 2011

Flashes from the past - F1 in the 1960s: part 3

Finally, we are into the third and final part of this article series. Here, I will be discussing about a few other aspects featuring in the 1960s: Constructors: There were as many as 31 teams taking part in the 1960s. As the below stats indicate; Lotus, Ferrari, BRM, Brabham, Cooper were some of the biggest teams in this decade with lots of innovative solutions in car design leading to large performance swings among these teams. Matra too were quite effective in their short stint towards […]

Posted on Friday, March 18, 2011

Pirelli reveals six tyre colours for 2011

Mar.19 (GMM) Pirelli has finally confirmed it will use different colours to visibly differentiate its tyre compounds this season.

We reported in January that the 'Pirelli P Zero' lettering on the sidewall will have a different colour per compound for...