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Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Ecclestone says Murdoch/Slim takeover reports 'rubbish'

Apr.20 (GMM) Bernie Ecclestone has played down widespread reports that media magnate Rupert Murdoch as well as Carlos Slim, the Sauber backer and richest man in the world, could be preparing a bid to take over formula one.

The initial report was carr...

Posted on Monday, April 18, 2011

BTRDA Somerset Stages Rally 2011 review

BTRDA Juniors Matt and Joe take 2nd in class on the Somerset Stages Rally It was third time lucky for Matt Griffin and Joe Cruttenden as they took a podium position on the latest round of the BTRDA Rally Series, the Somerset Stages Rally. Matt from Blackburn and Joe from Rochdale were runners up in [...]

Posted on Monday, April 18, 2011

Great Jordan finish boosts Al Qassimi's expectations


Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team’s Sheikh Khalid Al Qassimi believes his eighth-place finish in last weekend’s Rally Jordan has spurred his ‘season to life’, with the Emirati driver predicting the result will be a springboard for a rene...

Posted on Sunday, April 17, 2011

Hamilton reduces Vettel's title lead with China win

Apr.17 (GMM) Lewis Hamilton pulled back Sebastian Vettel's runaway lead in the world championship to 21 points by winning the thrilling Chinese grand prix.

McLaren's Hamilton passed the previously-dominant RB7 in the closing stages in Shanghai, with ...

Posted on Saturday, April 16, 2011

Wilson continues top-five consistency in WRC


M-Sport Stobart’s Matthew Wilson remains on track for securing his best ever season in the  FIA World Rally Championship after posting his second consecutive top-five finish at this week’s Jordan Rally.

The 24-year-old C...

Posted on Monday, April 11, 2011

Fired-up Al Qassimi inspired by 40th WRC start


Ford Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Khalid Al Qassimi is determined to mark his 40th World Rally Championship (WRC) start with a strong, points-scoring performance in this weekend’s Rally Jordan – round four of this year’s 13-event calendar.
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Posted on Monday, April 4, 2011

Vettel-Hamilton pairing 'difficult' for Red Bull - Horner

Apr.4 (GMM) Putting Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton in the same team would be "difficult", Red Bull team boss Christian Horner has admitted.

Team advisor Helmut Marko last week reiginited speculation about McLaren driver Hamilton's future by admit...

Posted on Tuesday, March 8, 2011

US GP boss eyes fake rain for Texas track

Mar.8 (GMM) 2012 US grand prix organiser Tavo Hellmund has admitted he thinks Bernie Ecclestone's idea to spice up formula one with artificial rain is "brilliant".

F1 chief executive Ecclestone said it would be "easy" to ready the irrigation systems ...

Posted on Sunday, March 6, 2011

Flashes from the past- F1 in the 1960s- part 2

Now we move onto the second article of the series, this article stresses on safety features introduced into F1. SAFETY: One would assume that safety has always been given prime importance in Formula 1. That actually hasn’t been the case. F1 was a sport for the elite- for those who were not just fast but more importantly had a Do-or-Die attitude, fully aware of the risks and a probability of not coming out of a race in full health. It was only during the 1960s […]

Posted on Friday, March 4, 2011

Whitmarsh defends Pirelli after tyre criticisms

Mar.4 (GMM) Martin Whitmarsh has leapt to Pirelli's defence amid widespread criticism of the marque's 2011 tyres.

Some drivers are bemoaning the tyres' severe degradation, but McLaren and FOTA chief Whitmarsh believes some of those views are unfair.
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Posted on Saturday, February 12, 2011

Hirvonen leads close top five

Mikko Hirvonen will go into the final day of the opening round of the championship in Sweden in the lead, but the top 5 is covered by a mere 15 seconds. Hirvonen and Mads Ostberg struggled this afternoon as the stages had been used by Swedish entrants since the first running of the stages.

Posted on Friday, February 11, 2011

Ostberg leads day one of WRC Sweden

Stobart Ford driver Mads Ostberg leads after the first day of the 2011 championship in Sweden.
Ostberg had led by over half a minute, but his lead is now less than half of that after suffering from a visibility issue.