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Posted on Monday, May 9, 2011

Cosworth eyes stock market float - report

May 9 (GMM) Formula one engine supplier Cosworth is reportedly considering a stock market floatation.

The Sunday Times reported that the independent Northampton-based outfit has appointed UK investment bank JPMorgan Cazenove to consider the initial p...

Posted on Wednesday, May 4, 2011

F1 writers find wet weather in Turkey

May 4 (GMM) F1's travelling correspondents have found wet weather in Turkey.

"First off the plane in Istanbul," wrote the Daily Mirror's Byron Young on Twitter. "It's raining!"

Agreed The Times' Kevin Eason: "Arrived Istanbul. Looks like a wet wee...

Posted on Monday, May 2, 2011

Drug find to put heat on F1 transporters

May 2 (GMM) Motor sport transporters are facing the prospect of more police checks following an incident in the UK last month.

The Telegraph reports that huge amounts of drugs and a gun was found in trucks belonging to the World Superbike series team...

Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2011

Rosberg to test Mercedes DTM car at Hockenheim

Apr.28 (GMM) Nico Rosberg is set to test a DTM car this weekend.

The event will be a showpiece at Hockenheim as the 2011 German touring car championship kicks off.

According to Bild newspaper, the 25-year-old German will be appearing for Mercedes, f...

Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2011

JRM aims to get Cave back on track for the Pirelli Rally

The JRM Rally Team and driver Tom Cave are eager to get back to their more familiar position at the front of the field on this weekend’s Pirelli Rally, following a non-finish in round two of the Dulux Trade MSA British Rally Championship, the Bulldog Rally of North Wales, which took place earlier this month. [...]

Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Mercedes boss Haug says di Resta 'exceptional'

Apr.20 (GMM) The latest admiration of rookie Paul di Resta's stirring early form in formula one is sparking headlines and speculation.

Norbert Haug hailed the Scot as "exceptional" after he outqualified his experienced Force India teammate Adrian Sut...

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 Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Red Bull say perfecting KERS will take time

Apr.12 (GMM) It may be some time before Red Bull perfects its KERS system, car designer Adrian Newey has admitted.

The team did not use the technology to dominate in Australia, while in Malaysia the unit aboard Mark Webber's car failed while teammate...

Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2011

Red Bull exhaust copycats 'a pain' admits Newey

Mar.31 (GMM) Adrian Newey admits it is flattering but also "a pain" that the latest trend in F1 is to copy the exhaust layout on Red Bull's new RB7 car.

Sebastian Vettel easily won the 2011 opener from pole in Melbourne last weekend, but in second pl...

Posted on Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Long flights no problem before Malaysia - Hamilton

Mar.29 (GMM) Lewis Hamilton has played down concerns that returning to Europe this week is a less-than-ideal preparation for F1's forthcoming Malaysia-China double header.

The McLaren driver, after finishing the Melbourne opener in second place, reve...

Posted on Sunday, March 27, 2011

Button wants permission for Japan charity visit

Mar.27 (GMM) Jenson Button is hoping McLaren lets him fly into disaster-ravaged Japan.

The 2009 world champion, a long-time Honda driver with a Japanese girlfriend, is raising money for the country's anguished citizens following the recent and unfold...