No BMW comeback for 2013 F1 engine era

Sep.24 (GMM) Even with greener and more road relevant engine rules on their way for formula one, BMW is not expected to return any time soon. That is the view of Dr Mario Theissen, the German carmaker's motor sport director and former BMW-Sauber team...

Vettel and Hamilton future dream team?

Sep.24 (GMM) Sebastian Vettel has refused to rule out one day driving in formula one for McLaren. The British team's boss Martin Whitmarsh said recently he is still interested in securing the young German's services, despite recently slamming him as ...

Singapore GP sold out say organisers

Sep.24 (GMM) The 2010 Singapore grand prix will be a sell-out, organiser Singapore GP has announced. Just over 81,000 tickets for each of the three days of the official event were available, and only a few hundred are now available at the gates.

Surgery for Webber during first Pirelli test

Sep.24 (GMM) Mark Webber will reportedly miss the first group Pirelli test in Abu Dhabi in November. Turun Sanomat newspaper claims the Australian driver will leave the Yas Marina circuit immediately after the 2010 world championship finale. After t...

Team Lotus is back

Sep.24 (Lotus Racing) Lotus Racing has today confirmed that the team will be known as Team Lotus from 2011. The migration from Lotus Racing to Team Lotus will take place over the coming months and the...

Trulli and Kovalainen set to stay at Lotus

Sep.24 (GMM) Jarno Trulli has reportedly signed a contract to remain with Lotus for the team's second season in 2011. On Friday afternoon in Singapore, just before a heavy rain downpour, the Malaysian owned team confirmed reports that it will be know...

For sale: Sauber and Toro Rosso?

Sep.24 (GMM) According to rumours in the Singapore paddock, the Toro Rosso and Sauber teams could be set for new ownership. The Basler Zeitung newspaper claims Nick Heidfeld's new tenure at Sauber could be short-lived because Mexican GP2 driver Sergi...

Webber, Kubica, Massa laugh at rumours

Sep.24 (GMM) Mark Webber, Robert Kubica and Felipe Massa have played down wild paddock rumours about possible movement in the 2011 driver market. All three drivers are under contract with their existing teams for next year, but that has not stopped r...

Di Grassi unhappy to sit out first practice

Sep.24 (GMM) Lucas di Grassi is disappointed to be sitting out Friday evening's initial practice session on the streets of Singapore. For the next four initial Friday sessions in Singapore, Japan, Korea and Brazil, the Brazilian rookie must give up h...

Ecclestone tips ‘hungry’ Webber for title

Sep.24 (GMM) Bernie Ecclestone has tipped Mark Webber to hold on to his championship lead until November's chequered flag in Abu Dhabi. "I am a big fan of Sebastian Vettel," the F1 chief executive is quoted by Express newspaper in Singapore, "but Mar...

Singapore track wet for Friday practice

Sep.24 (GMM) The street circuit is wet for Friday evening's first practice session of the Singapore grand prix weekend. With black clouds overhead, the track was in the process of drying after some earlier showers. But a huge downpour with just over...

Massa: We have new things on the car here

Sep.24 (Ferrari) At a time when drivers would usually consider heading back from the race track to the hotel, Felipe Massa settled down to meet the media here at the Marina Bay paddock, as even the Thursday...

Kovalainen tight lipped about F1 future

Sep.23 (Grand Prix 247) Heikki Kovalainen is one of several drivers linked with a drive with Renault in 2011. When pushed to comment about plans for next year, during the FIA drivers press conference on...

Petrov not worried about Renault seat

Sep.23 (Grand Prix 247) One of the most coveted seats in Formula 1 is Vitaly Petrov's in the Renault F1 team. Speculation has a dozen or so drivers angling for the Russian's spot in the French team for 2011,...

Alonso: We need podium finishes in all races

Sep.23 (Ferrari) As the floodlights brought an artificial brightness to the Marina Bay paddock, Fernando Alonso faced the press for his usual Thursday meeting and, just like every other race Thursday for...

Heidfeld: I always believed I would be back

Sep.23 (Grand Prix 247) Nick Heidfeld makes a welcome return to the Formula 1 grid starting with this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix. The German replaces under-performing veteran Pedro de la Rosa in the...

Webber: I am here to try and win the race

Sep.23 (Grand Prix 247) Mark Webber arrived in Singapore ahead of this weekend's Grand Prix leading the F1 world championship standings. The Aussie has not had the best of outings at the Marina Bay Circuit,...

Schumi: You won’t get rid of me that easily

Sep.23 (GMM) Michael Schumacher on Thursday swiftly dismissed rumours he is considering returning to retirement at the end of the 2010 season. Given the seven time world champion's disappointing return...