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Posted on Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Button says McLaren listening more now

Sep.13 (GMM) There is an increasing feeling in the F1 paddock that Jenson Button is taking up the mantle as McLaren's team leader.

When the 2009 world champion joined the famous British team last year, many observers likened becoming Lewis Hamilton's...

Posted on Thursday, September 8, 2011

2011 development to stop after Singapore - Domenicali

Sep.8 (GMM) Development of Ferrari's current car will stop after Singapore in two weeks, team boss Stefano Domenicali has announced.

Fernando Alonso is the highest ranked non-Red Bull driver in the 2011 points standings, but his deficit is a huge 102...

Posted on Monday, September 5, 2011

Former boss doubts Williams will win again

Sep.5 (GMM) Williams' former marketing boss has said he doubts the famous British team will ever again win in formula one.

With its 7 drivers' and 9 constructors' championships, Oxfordshire based Williams is one of F1's most successful teams but the ...

Posted on Thursday, September 1, 2011

McLaren should forget 2011 title

Sep.1 (GMM) Yet more drivers, experts and pundits are crowning Sebastian Vettel the likely 2011 champion after his latest victory in Belgium.

At the German's rival team McLaren, team boss Martin Whitmarsh insists giving up on the championship would n...

Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Time since 2008 title tilt 'intense' admits Massa

Aug.31 (GMM) Felipe Massa has acknowledged being beaten by Fernando Alonso this year but the Brazilian insists he is not afraid of his teammate.

In the Ferrari drivers' qualifying battle so far in 2011 - off the back of Brazilian Massa's difficult 20...

Posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Button wants McLaren to trigger 2012 contract

Aug.30 (GMM) Jenson Button is pushing McLaren to trigger the one-year option the British team has on his services for 2012.

The Daily Telegraph said the 2009 world champion would be happy with that solution for now, with the 2012 option expiring next...

Posted on Friday, August 26, 2011

Senna lacks Heidfeld's 'driving skills'

Aug.26 (GMM) Peter Sauber, whose Swiss team is pushing to catch Renault in the constructors' standings, has admitted he thinks the Nick Heidfeld affair is only about "economic problems".

He is apparently referring to speculation that Renault has dump...

Posted on Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Vettel still 'clear favourite' for Hungary - Lauda

Jul.27 (GMM) The team has failed to win a race so far in July, but Red Bull remains the favourite for victory this weekend in Hungary.

That is the claim of triple world champion Niki Lauda, who said the energy drink-owned team is usually very fast on...

Posted on Friday, July 15, 2011

'Difficult' to imagine Red Bull defeat - Mansell

Jul.15 (GMM) Ferrari is closing in but Red Bull has nothing to fear, according to 1992 world champion Nigel Mansell.

The winner of 31 grands prix was the driver steward at Silverstone last weekend, where Fernando Alonso seemed to break through Red Bu...

Posted on Sunday, June 26, 2011

Hamilton, Alonso, write off 2011 championship

Jun.26 (GMM) Two of Sebastian Vettel's key rivals on Sunday wrote off their chances of chasing down the runaway championship leader in 2011.

By winning on the streets of Valencia, German Vettel pulled out a 77 point lead over his Red Bull teammate Ma...

Posted on Tuesday, June 21, 2011

'Put some money' on Hamilton title - father

Jun.21 (GMM) Lewis Hamilton is still in the fight for the 2011 world championship.

That is the insistence of his father Anthony Hamilton, who after splitting with the McLaren driver as manager now handles the career of Force India rookie Paul di Rest...

Posted on Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Ferrari figures insist team not giving up

Jun.15 (GMM) The last thing on Ferrari's mind is giving up, test driver Marc Gene insists.

"I am sure we will soon win races," the Spaniard told the Marca sports daily amid reports the Maranello based team might be nearing the decision to switch its ...