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Lopez optimistic despite USF1 experience

Mar.16 (GMM) A disappointed Jose Maria Lopez has not ruled out mounting a new formula one foray in the future. Nicknamed 'Pechito', the 26-year-old Argentine rookie had signed for this season with the now...
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Germany vs Italy media war over Schumi

Mar.16 (GMM) The German press has hit back after its Italian colleagues were scathing of Michael Schumacher's comeback performance in Bahrain. After the former Ferrari driver finished sixth behind his...
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Renault in spotlight after Vettel failure

Mar.16 (GMM) Hours after Red Bull diagnosed an exhaust problem as the cause of Sebastian Vettel's Bahrain power loss, the team issued a media statement. The 22-year-old race leader, having started from...
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Massive sponsor exposure for Santander

Mar.16 (GMM) The value of Santander's investment throughout the winter season and the 2010 Bahrain opener was EUR25 million, according to reports in the Spanish press. The Spanish bank is Ferrari's new main...
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Ferrari wants F1’s new teams to catch up

Mar.16 (GMM) Ferrari is supportive of F1's struggling new teams and their chase to catch up with the pace, insists boss Stefano Domenicali. The famous Italian team scathingly denounced the sport's new era...
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FOTA to discuss ‘F1 bore’ saga

Mar.16 (GMM) A meeting of the F1 teams association FOTA is expected to discuss the issue of boring races during a conference on Tuesday, according to Switzerland's Motorsport Aktuell. The saga in the wake...
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Indy say no GP negotiations going on

Mar.16 (GMM) Another spokesman for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has now played down claims talks are taking place to reinstate a US grand prix at the famous venue. After Bernie Ecclestone said in Bahrain...
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Di Resta to debut Melbourne on Friday

Mar.16 (GMM) Paul di Resta will kick off his season as Force India's Friday driver in Melbourne late next week. The Scottish rookie has been signed not only as the Silverstone based team's full time...
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Coulthard slams Mosley for new face of F1

Mar.16 (GMM) David Coulthard has pointed his finger at Max Mosley after Sunday's processional start to the 2010 season in Bahrain. While others have simply blamed the new refuelling ban, the retired...
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F1 boss proposes “shortcuts” idea again

Mar.15 (GMM) Bernie Ecclestone thinks F1 should wait three more races before deciding that the refuelling ban is a rule failure. Some teams are pushing for an immediate reaction to Sunday's processional...
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Bahrain GP: Cosworth race report

Mar.15 (YF1) Cosworth’s widely anticipated return to Formula One as an engine supplier was given the stamp of approval by all four of its customer teams after the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix in...
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Indianapolis still interested in GP

Mar.15 (GMM) A spokesman for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway admits it is possible formula one could return to the famous venue. The US grand prix was held at Indianapolis between 2000 and 2007, after which...
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F1 bosses want mandatory two stops

Mar.15 (GMM) Two more team chiefs have joined FOTA chairman Martin Whitmarsh in agreeing that F1 should react after Sunday's processional 2010 season opener in Bahrain. The press and drivers slammed the...
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Ralf remains confident about brother

Mar.15 (GMM) Ralf Schumacher backed his older brother Michael to fight back. On his return to the grid in Bahrain, the 41-year-old German was outpaced all weekend by his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg and...
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New teams against 107 percent rule

Mar.15 (GMM) Efforts to revive the 107 per cent qualifying rule in formula one will fall flat in 2010. FIA president Jean Todt and F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone said in Bahrain that they would bring...
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USF1 still hopeful of 2011 entry

Mar.15 (GMM) A company that has hired two engineers from the failed 2010 entrant USF1 says the American team still wants to race in formula one. With the 2010 season starting without USF1, South...
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Bahrain GP: Virgin race report

Mar.16 (YF1) After a positive result in qualifying yesterday, Virgin Racing’s Grand Prix debut ended in disappointment in Bahrain after both cars were forced to retire in the early part of the race. Timo...
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Mandatory second pitstop being discussed

Mar.14 (GMM) As the F1 circus is dismantled in Bahrain on Sunday night, talks are already underway to address the sport's new problem. The debut of the refuelling ban is now the subject of harsh criticism,...