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...

Korea boss says track ‘must’ be ready for F1

Sep.15 (GMM) Korea's F1 track manager admits time is running out for the Yeongam venue to be ready for its inaugural race next month. In an interview with the Associated Press, Jason Cho was asked if - mere days ahead of the crucial inspection by the...

Pirelli happy with Heidfeld’s testing work

Sep.15 (GMM) Pirelli on Wednesday said it is happy with Nick Heidfeld despite the German signing to race at Sauber for the rest of 2010. It has been reported that the 33-year-old might not vacate his tyre testing role even though this could give the ...

Domenicali: Everyone does best for team

Sep.15 (GMM) Felipe Massa has not been relocated to a purely supportive role for the rest of the 2010 season, Ferrari team Stefano Domenicali has insisted. Brazilian Massa, who contentiously moved over to let his teammate Fernando Alonso win July's G...

Yamamoto mechanic to sit out next races

Sep.15 (GMM) The mechanic knocked over at Monza by Sakon Yamamoto during the Japanese's pitstop last Sunday will not be travelling with the HRT team to Asia for the next scheduled races. The German mechanic, whose first name is Marco, is still in hos...

Villeneuve has plans to buy F1 team

Sep.15 (GMM) Durango, the Italian racing team, has confirmed Jacques Villeneuve's announcement that there are plans to buy an existing formula one team. After the FIA decided recently to leave the 13th team entry vacant in 2011, 1997 world champion V...

Hispania an option for fired de la Rosa

Sep.15 (GMM) HRT could be an alternative employer for Pedro de la Rosa, who has been ousted as race driver by Sauber. Sports newspaper Diario AS said the struggling Spanish team Hispania "would like to have a high quality driver like Pedro as teammat...

Heidfeld to leave Pirelli role on Friday

Sep.15 (GMM) Contrary to reports elsewhere, it is certain that Nick Heidfeld will vacate his role as Pirelli's tyre development tester. After it was announced the 33-year-old is joining Sauber to immediately replace Pedro de la Rosa, speculation emer...

Ross Brawn made millions from Merc deal

Sep.15 (GMM) Ross Brawn and other directors shared an impressive dividend after his Brackley based formula one team won the 2009 titles. According to financial news service Bloomberg, the team's 55-year-old British boss shared $31 million with his co...