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Posted on Thursday, March 8, 2012

Formula One needs the right woman

Maria De Villota joining Marussia must be a positive, right? Well, no actually... Marussia’s announcement confirming that Maria De Villota will become the team’s test driver is apt considering that today (Thursday) is International Women's Day. Yet De Villota is rarity in Formula One, despite the fact that 50% of the globe is, probably, made up of women. You think about other sports for a moment – in Tennis, there is a separate game for women that isn’t as popular as the male game, but […]

Posted on Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Barrichello back in the running for Williams seat

Rubens Barrichello is right back in the frame to retain his race seat at Williams, according to reports. It had been expected the Brazilian veteran would not get the chance to race a 20th consecutive season in F1 next year as the British team eyed a new teammate - perhaps Adrian Sutil - for Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado. But the Gulf Today newspaper quotes sources close to the 39-year-old as saying from England: "(Barrichello) has come back into the frame and now has a reasonable chance […]

Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2011

Barrichello still 'waiting' on news from Williams

Rubens Barrichello has revealed he is still "waiting" to know if he will race a twentieth consecutive Formula 1 season in 2012. The British team has already confirmed the well-backed Pastor Maldonado for next season but is looking at its options for the other seat, which has been occupied by Brazilian veteran Barrichello for the past two years. It emerged just before Christmas that Bruno Senna visited Williams' Oxfordshire base, amid rumours Adrian Sutil is perhaps the favourite for the second race seat. "Just came […]

Posted on Friday, December 16, 2011

Vettel and Red Bull in running for Laureus prizes

Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull Racing are among the nominees to win prestigious 2012 Laureus World Sports awards following their successes this year. In the running alongside German Vettel to be hailed Sportsman of the Year are sprinter Usain Bolt, tennis' Novak Djokovic, Tour de France winner Cadel Evans, football's Lionel Messi and basketballer Kirk Nowitzki. And fighting it out with Red Bull for the team prize are New Zealand's All Blacks, England's cricket team, basketball's Dallas Mavericks, FC Barcelona and Japan's female football team. […]

Posted on Tuesday, December 6, 2011

HRT: Looking to build in 2012

HRT is looking to move forwards next year as they shift towards becoming a Spanish national team

Posted on Friday, November 18, 2011

Family prevented Ferrari switch for Newey

Adrian Newey has admitted that one of the only things that has held him back from switching to Ferrari is his family. The Briton, who has also won titles with UK based McLaren and Williams, is regarded as the best technical mind in formula one and instrumental to Red Bull's current run of dominance. So has he thought about moving to Ferrari, F1's most evocative marque? "There is no particular reason (why he has not), there has just never been the right time for it […]

Posted on Friday, July 22, 2011

Ecclestone says he paid Gribkowsky after threats

Jul.22 (GMM) Bernie Ecclestone has finally confirmed reports he paid $40 million to jailed German banker Gerhard Gribkowsky.

But the F1 chief executive, who was officially named in the Munich prosecutors' charges against Gribkowsky this week, denies ...

Posted on Tuesday, July 12, 2011

McLaren gives Hamilton break to avoid 'burnout'

Jul.12 (GMM) Lewis Hamilton has won his bid for a breather this week after complaining at Silverstone about his busy off-track schedule.

At the end of an arduous media and sponsor regime ahead of his home grand prix, the Briton had warned that McLare...

Posted on Friday, May 20, 2011

Lux wanted Sutil to skip grands prix - report

May 20 (GMM) Eric Lux offered to settle the Adrian Sutil affair but the Force India driver broke the ultimatum, according to a German newspaper.

The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung said Lux, the chief executive of Renault team owner Genii Capital, now...

Posted on Friday, April 22, 2011

Ferrari drivers highest earners in Brazil, Spain - report

Apr.22 (GMM) Ferrari's F1 drivers are the highest-earning sportsmen in their respective countries, a new report has found.

The full analysis by ESPN The Magazine, showing 182 countries and their top-earning athletes, will be published on May 2.

Feli...

Posted on Friday, April 1, 2011

Is the testing ban good for F1?

Since the start of the 2009 season, Formula One teams have been banned from testing their cars outside of grand prix weekends. This has been met both favourable and unfavourable, depending on the team and the driver. Michael Schumacher labels it ‘ridiculous’. But is the testing ban good for Formula One, or should it be scrapped. Over 2 years since it was introduced, we take a look at the positives and the negatives. There are two main issues when it comes to the current lack […]

Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2011

Newey turned down Ferrari approach - reports

Mar.24 (GMM) Adrian Newey said no when Ferrari asked if he wanted a job with F1's famous Italian team, according to reports on Thursday.

It emerged recently that Red Bull's highly respected car designer, who has also won titles with Williams and McLa...