F1 safety cars get Allianz sponsor branding

Sep.23 (GMM) The logos of German insurance group Allianz are adorning the formula one safety car in the Singapore pitlane. Recently, it was rumoured that the Munich based global company was set to sponsor Mercedes GP. In fact, the deal - announced b...

FIA to inspect Korea after final asphalt laid

Sep.23 (GMM) September 21, touted as the belated final inspection date for Korea's new F1 circuit, passed without notice. That's because it has been agreed with the struggling race organisers that the inspection can take place next week instead, acco...

Barrichello not celebrating 300th race again

Sep.23 (GMM) Rubens Barrichello is not planning to celebrate his 300th grand prix this weekend. The Brazilian officially celebrated the unprecedented milestone recently at Spa-Francorchamps, despite some statisticians pointing out that he didn't actu...

Sauber unimpressed with de la Rosa

Sep.23 (GMM) Pedro de la Rosa lost his race seat because he was not consistent enough. In Singapore on Thursday, photographers clamoured around the Spaniard's replacement Nick Heidfeld, who is well known to the Swiss team after two separate tenures i...

Di Resta set for 2011 Force India race seat

Sep.23 (GMM) Paul di Resta looks set to make his formula one race debut in 2011. A report in the British newspaper The Sun said the 24-year-old Scot "will almost certainly" graduate from his reserve and Friday driving seat to a full racing position n...

F1 boss not worried about Indian GP

Sep.23 (GMM) Bernie Ecclestone on Thursday insisted he is not worried that next year's Indian grand prix might also turn into a crisis. Delhi, also to host F1's inaugural Indian race late in 2011, is currently embroiled in crisis over its shambolic o...

De la Rosa joins Pirelli as tyre tester

Sep.23 (GMM) Pedro de la Rosa has been signed up as another Pirelli tyre tester. After many consecutive years at the grand prix circuits, the 39-year-old Spaniard will watch this weekend's Singapore action on television from his Zurich home. He has ...

Singapore GP: Sauber preview

Sep.23 (Sauber) With a new, but familiar, driver on board and a significant aerodynamic update to the car, the team heads to the spectacular night race in Singapore. Kamui Kobayashi is especially looking...

Heidfeld in Singapore and ready to rumble

Sep.23 (Grand Prix 247) Last time Nick Heidfeld raced a Formula 1 car was at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix back in November 2009 where he finished fifth. Little did he know, as he parked the his BMW Sauber in...

Exciting Lotus announcements eminent

Sep.23 (GMM) Lotus has scheduled a raft of "exciting announcements" for Friday in Singapore. According to widespread paddock sentiment, the press conference will include confirmation of a technical tie-up with Renault, and an official change of name ...

Alonso’s Diary: Rainy welcome to Singapore

Sep.23 (Ferrari) Fernando Alonso arrived in Singapore on the eve of the Grand Prix weekend at Marina Bay Circuit. The Spaniard, fresh from a momentous victory on Ferrari home turf, writes about the...

FIA preview Singapore Grand Prix

Sep.23 (FIA) Round fifteen of the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship takes competitors to Singapore, as the final phase of flyaway races begins. Despite being one of the most recent additions to the FIA...

Officials deny Australian GP to relocate

Sep.23 (GMM) Officials have denied reports there are serious moves afoot to relocate Melbourne's Australian grand prix. With the current contract for Albert Park running until 2015, and in light of mounting taxpayer losses, it emerged this week that ...

Todt denies bowing to Ferrari’s pressure

Sep.23 (GMM) Jean Todt has hinted that F1's team orders ban will be reconsidered in order to make the sport more "transparent". But the FIA president denied he is bowing to the pressure and ideals of Ferrari, the famous Italian team he led to enormou...

Ecclestone open to return of French GP

Sep.23 (GMM) Bernie Ecclestone has revealed he is not opposed to the idea of France returning to the formula one calendar. Earlier this month it emerged that Magny Cours, the long-time scene of the country's annual race between 1991 and 2008, is ramp...

De la Rosa will watch Singapore GP on TV

Sep.23 (GMM) For the first time in many years, Pedro de la Rosa will be watching a grand prix this weekend from the comfort of his Zurich home. The Spanish 39-year-old, who before returning to the F1 grid this year with Sauber was McLaren's long-time...

Merc not worried about superbike Schumi

Sep.23 (GMM) Mercedes insists it is still not worried about Michael Schumacher's outings on the saddle of powerful superbikes. Immediately before travelling to Singapore this week, the seven time world champion tested 180 horse power KTM and Honda bi...

Danny Sullivan back as Singapore steward

Sep.23 (GMM) Danny Sullivan will be in the stewards room this weekend in Singapore. The 1985 Indy 500 winner debuted in the FIA's new driver-representative role at Hockenheim in July. There, he was famously involved in the decision to fine Ferrari $...