Singapore GP: McLaren preview

Sep.17 (Vodafone McLaren Mercedes) Team and drivers preview the forthcoming Singapore Grand Prix at Marina Bay circuit. Jenson Button: “The Singapore Grand Prix wil be a very interesting weekend because I...

Briatore to replace Domenicali at Ferrari?

Sep.17 (GMM) Rumours linking Flavio Briatore with Ferrari have shifted into a higher gear. In July, it emerged that the disgraced, ousted and banned former Renault boss had visited the famous Italian team's Maranello headquarters. The visit unleashe...

Lotus to team up with Toyota in 2011?

Sep.17 (GMM) Lotus has informed the media that it will be making "a number of very exciting announcements" in Singapore next weekend. It is widely expected that the new team's current drivers will be retained for another season, and that Lotus Racing...

Cosworth and Red Bull held discussions

Sep.17 (GMM) If Red Bull had known in advance the performance of Cosworth's engine, the British marque and F1's title leading team could be working together now. That is the opinion of Cosworth's managing director Tim Routsis, who has revealed that t...

Heidfeld concludes Pirelli tests at Jerez

Sep.16 (Pirelli) As Pirelli gears up towards its first Grand Prix in 20 years next season, the intensive test programme has continued at Jerez in southern Spain with Nick Heidfeld at the wheel of the...

Button: Title is going down to the last race

Sep.16 (McLaren) Immediately after the Italian Grand Prix Jenson Button felt he lost the race at Monza due to wrong strategy after spending most afternoon in the lead he lost it to eventual winner Fernando...

Hamilton: You can’t dwell on the negatives

Sep.16 After a masterful display at the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa, Lewis Hamilton's maturity as a Formula 1 driver was being hailed. The Briton praised for leaving behind his "wilder" side and campaigning...

Grosjean replacing Heidfeld as Pirelli tester

Sep.16 (GMM) Romain Grosjean will replace departing test driver Nick Heidfeld at Pirelli's next formula one tyre test. Because Heidfeld has signed to return to racing with Sauber in Singapore and beyond, the Italian marque said the German will no lon...

Sutil: We want to stay ahead of Williams

Sep.16 (Force India) Last year Adrian Sutil finished an excellent fourth in the Italian GP, but this time around, things didn’t quite go his way. A respectable 11th place in qualifying gave him a good...

Australian GP costs taxpayers $50 million

Sep.16 (GMM) This year's Australian grand prix cost taxpayers almost $10 million more than the previous Melbourne race. The 2010 loss tips the scales at $49.2 million, more than double the loss of 2006, according to a report in The Australian newspap...

Pirelli to announce new test driver soon

Sep.16 (GMM) Pirelli is set to announce a replacement for tyre development tester Nick Heidfeld. Some reports this week contradicted expectations that the 33-year-old German will have to vacate the role now that he has signed to return to the grid wi...

Briatore says F1 cost-cutting is impossible

Sep.16 (GMM) A hundred F1 regulars should be expelled from formula one if the sport is serious about cutting costs. That is the view of Flavio Briatore, the disgraced and banned former Renault chief who made another paddock appearance at Monza last w...

Webber: Help from Vettel? Depends on team

Sep.16 (GMM) Mark Webber has played down suggestions he is asking for his teammate Sebastian Vettel to play a supporting role for the rest of 2010. At Spa-Francorchamps recently, the Australian suggested...

Raikkonen manager confirms Renault talks

Sep.16 (GMM) Kimi Raikkonen's manager has confirmed he contacted Renault about the 2007 world champion returning to formula one next season. Earlier this week, the reports did not reveal whether it was his management team or the Finn himself who appr...

Lopez: Many drivers knocking on the door

Sep.15 (GMM) Renault team owner Gerard Lopez insists the Enstone based outfit is in no rush to confirm the identity of Robert Kubica's teammate for 2011. The big news in F1 this week was team boss Eric...

Engine freeze may cause Renault to leave

Sep.15 (GMM) Adrian Newey has acknowledged that his Red Bull cars will almost certainly continue to be powered by Renault engines next year. The Austrian team is concerned about its horse power deficit that began amid the so-called 'engine freeze', w...

McLaren wanted to sign Vettel for 2008

Sep.15 (GMM) McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh has admitted he is still interested in securing the services of Sebastian Vettel. Whitmarsh was highly critical of the 23-year-old German recently, describing him as a "crash kid" after punting Jenson B...

Is it plain sailing for Red Bull from now on?

Sep.15 (Daniel Chalmers) Red Bull now look firm title favourites leading both championships with five tracks left expected to suit the RB6, but there are still plenty of potential hazards to overcome. Red...