Santander delighted with F1 involvement

Sep.22 (GMM) Santander is more than happy with its sponsorship activities in formula one, according to Spanish media reports. Citing the confirmation of communications boss Juan Manuel Cendoya, the EFE and Europa Press (EP) news agencies said the Spa...

McLaren airport run causes a stir

Sep.22 (GMM) Dutch airline KLM is unimpressed after a recent promotional event involving McLaren and Lewis Hamilton. The Vodafone sponsor event earlier this month involved Hamilton driving a formula one car on a runway of the Netherlands' main intern...

Liuzzi says his F-duct not as good as Sutil’s

Sep.22 (GMM) Force India's F-duct system is working better for Adrian Sutil, his teammate Vitantonio Liuzzi insists. "It's not working as it should for me," the Italian is quoted by Auto Motor und Sport. "In terms of top speed I'm generally slower t...

Webber has engine advantage over rivals

Sep.22 (GMM) From the perspective of spare fresh engines in the bank, championship leader Mark Webber has an advantage in the five-race run to the 2010 finale. Ferrari's Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa have each used their full allocation of eight e...

Massa-Kubica swap rumours won’t go away

Sep.22 (GMM) Rumours of driver movements within the top teams are yet again gaining traction. Recently, a Spanish television station reported that, notwithstanding the existence of new contracts, Felipe...

Schumi tests superbikes before Singapore

Sep.22 (GMM) Michael Schumacher returned to the saddle of a powerful racing motorcycle this week before heading to Singapore. According to German media reports, the 41-year-old on Tuesday morning travelled in his private plane to the Sachsenring. He...

F1 Lotus owner launches GP2 team

Sep.21 (GMM) Lotus team owner Tony Fernandes' application to launch a GP2 team for 2011 has been successful, the series announced on Tuesday. The Malaysian millionaire's team is called Team Air Asia, named after his Kuala Lumpur based low-fare airlin...

Returning Heidfeld has no 2011 deal yet

Sep.21 (GMM) Returning Sauber driver Nick Heidfeld is still in talks with other teams about a full-time race cockpit in 2011. The 33-year-old German has been Mercedes' reserve driver for most of this year, before he recently signed up with Pirelli an...

Renault eye Raikkonen and Petrov’s cash

Sep.21 (GMM) Kimi Raikkonen is the famous name now linked with Renault for 2011, but Vitaly Petrov is still valued by the team, owner Gerard Lopez insists. The 2007 world champion's possible interest in driving alongside Robert Kubica has stirred the...

Stefan GP to buyout Hispania Racing?

Sep.21 (GMM) Zoran Stefanovic could be looking at yet another route onto the formula one grid. With his Stefan GP project, the Serbian first tried to gain entry to the 2010 grid with the unraced Toyota car, and reportedly then gave up his push for th...

Sebastian Vettel: I believe in this title

Sep.21 (GMM) With five races to go, Sebastian Vettel is not giving up on winning the 2010 world championship. His teammate Mark Webber is 24 points further ahead and narrowly leading the drivers' standings...

F1 boss says 20 races per year maximum

Sep.21 (GMM) Bernie Ecclestone has vowed to keep the F1 calendar at a maximum of 20 races per season. The 2010 schedule features 19 events, equalled in length in the sport's history only by the calendar of 2005. But the arrival of India has pushed t...

Chandhok highly regarded in F1 circles

Sep.21 (GMM) Bernie Ecclestone has backed Karun Chandhok to return to the formula one grid next year with a "better car". When the Indian rookie signed up for his debut season with HRT this year, he thanked F1 chief executive Ecclestone for being "a ...

Pirelli role good step for Grosjean’s career

Sep.21 (GMM) Romain Grosjean's new Pirelli testing role is a good step towards his return to the formula one grid, according to Eric Boullier. Boullier is not only boss of the Renault team, but also the Gravity Sport management company, who have rece...

Politician keen for Red Bull move to Austria

Sep.21 (GMM) An Austrian politician is hoping Red Bull Racing will relocate its formula one team to Austria in the coming years. Team owner Dietrich Mateschitz has this year been bankrolling the restoration of the A1-Ring circuit, which was demolishe...

Coulthard keen to stay in DTM category

Sep.21 (GMM) David Coulthard has indicated he intends to stay in the German touring car championship DTM into the near future. The 13-time grand prix winner, whose last season in F1 was with Red Bull in 2008, debuted in the German category this year ...

Track changes for Singapore race

Sep.21 (GMM) Singapore has made changes to its Marina Bay formula one street circuit ahead of this weekend's grand prix. According to the race organisers, the changes are mainly to "address the feedback from the drivers". The track has been resurfac...

Ferrari has updated diffuser for Singapore

Sep.21 (GMM) Ferrari will unveil yet another development of its blown diffuser layout on the streets of Singapore this weekend. After encountering difficulties with the F10's latest developments at Spa recently, the Italian team finally got the layou...