SingTel renew Singapore title sponsorship

Oct.28 (GMM) Singapore telecommunications company SingTel has renewed its naming sponsorship of the city-state's night grand prix yet again. The company initially inked a one-year deal in 2008, and then...

F1 official test dates for 2011 announced

Oct.28 (GMM) Reports that Portimao will host an official pre-season test early next year have proved wide of the mark. A British magazine said earlier this month that one of the few winter tests will take...

Ecclestone gives finger to zimmer-frame gift

Oct.28 (GMM) Photos of Bernie Ecclestone giving a middle finger salute are complementing reports on Thursday about the F1 chief executive's birthday. F1's chief executive and long-time 'supremo' is turning...

Fatal crash highlights Interlagos F1 safety

Oct.28 (GMM) Organisers of the Brazilian grand prix have moved to improve the safety at one of the most dangerous stretches of track on the F1 calendar. Three years ago, Brazilian stock car driver Rafael...
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Report: Hispania buys Toyota F1 equipment

Oct.28 (GMM) HRT has reportedly bought Japanese carmaker Toyota's former formula one team. The new Spanish team has struggled with its Dallara-built car and a lack of development in 2010. It was initially...

New F1 cost-cutting takes backward step

Oct.28 (GMM) F1's cost-reducing programme has taken what might be regarded as a backwards step. Known as the Resources Restriction Agreement (RRA), the deal this year includes a clause limiting each team to...

Barrichello 2011 Williams seat threatened?

Oct.28 (GMM) The latest rumour in formula one is that Rubens Barrichello's longest-ever grand prix career could be set to end after the 2010 finale next month. German rookie Nico Hulkenberg admitted in...

Red Bull’s Horner vows equality for Vettel

Oct.28 (GMM) Christian Horner has stated emphatically that Red Bull will not be asking Sebastian Vettel to take a supporting role for the last two races of 2010. "We have two fantastic drivers and we will...

Ecclestone and Todt make peace in Korea

Oct.28 (GMM) Bernie Ecclestone and Jean Todt met in Korea last weekend and, according to a German report, "smoked the peace pipe". There had been speculation that F1 chief executive Ecclestone was...

Massa: Can’t wait to race in front of my fans

Oct.28 (Grand Prix 247) Felipe Massa scored a much needed third place at the Korean Grand Prix and heads to his home race at Interlagos next weekend with a big confidence boost. He wasted no time jetting...

Abu Dhabi’s Ferrari World launch postponed

Oct. 28 (YallaF1. com) The National, Abu Dhabi's leading English newspaper reported that Ferrari World has called off tonight's launch and rescheduled the event to November 4. Organisers of events across the...

Horner says Berger’s crash claims are absurd

Oct.27 (GMM) Christian Horner on Wednesday said it is "ridiculous" to suggest Mark Webber tried deliberately to take out his rivals after crashing in Sunday's Korean grand prix. Former grand prix...

Alguersuari eyes Webber’s seat for 2012

Oct.27 (GMM) Jaime Alguersuari has admitted to coveting the Red Bull seat currently occupied by Mark Webber. Australian Webber has re-signed with the energy drink company's main F1 team for 2011 but is "in...

Brawn set for lesser Mercedes role for 2011

Oct.27 (GMM) A restructuring within the Mercedes GP team could result in team boss Ross Brawn having a diminished role. That is the claim of a report in Italy's Autosprint. The news follows the 55-year-old...

Williams snub Bottas for Abu Dhabi F1 test

Oct.27 (GMM) Valtteri Bottas has refused to criticise the Williams team for not scheduling a test day for him in November. The 20-year-old Finn has been a frontrunner in the F3 Euroseries in 2010, whilst...

Berger: Alonso special as Schumi and Senna

Oct.27 (GMM) Fernando Alonso is in the same league as two of F1's greatest recent champions, according to Gerhard Berger. "There are sometimes those special drivers: Ayrton Senna was one, Michael...

Raikkonen close to Citroen 2011 rally deal

Oct.27 (GMM) Kimi Raikkonen is reportedly close to deciding to stay in the world rally championship with Red Bull and Citroen next year. After F1's world champion of 2007 quelled speculation he is looking...

Vettel engine situation not ideal say team

Oct.27 (GMM) Christian Horner hopes Sebastian Vettel's engine situation does not further dent his championship chances. The Red Bull driver retired from the lead of the Korean grand prix last Sunday with a...