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McLaren was moved on Wednesday to deny wild speculation Lewis Hamilton is set to return to the team in 2015.
The British team said the rumour Ron Dennis’ former protege – who is currently leading the world championship for dominant rival Mercedes – had recently travelled to Woking to sign up are “utterly without foundation”. Read the rest of this entry »
The word at Suzuka on race-day Sunday is that Sebastian Vettel pulled off a masterstroke.
Not only has he exposed Fernando Alonso’s Ferrari split and revealed that Red Bull’s doors are closed to the Spaniard, the reigning world champion has reportedly single-handedly brokered perhaps the most lucrative deal in F1 history. Read the rest of this entry »
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Ron Dennis on Saturday hit back at suggestions Fernando Alonso’s return to McLaren in 2015 is already a done deal.
Undoubtedly, following news Sebastian Vettel is surely set to replace Alonso at Ferrari next year, a move to head McLaren’s new works Honda era is a strong possibility for the Spaniard. Read the rest of this entry »
Ferrari’s major sponsor Santander is going nowhere
Emilio Botin, the Spanish banking group’s chief, said this week: “We want to continue in F1 for at least ten more years,” Marca sports newspaper quoted him as saying. Read the rest of this entry »
“But while Perez drove pretty aggressively, it was good racing”
Mika Salo has gone some way to confirming reports FIA stewards are being lenient on F1 drivers’ on-track behaviour in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »
“But I think this is quite normal and usual for a team like McLaren”
The pressure is showing on Sergio Perez, as the Mexican admitted he found boss Martin Whitmarsh’s criticism in the wake of last weekend’s Chinese grand prix “quite amazing”. Read the rest of this entry »
Lewis Hamilton has already started work at Mercedes.
Britain’s Sun newspaper said that although the 2008 world champion remains under contract to McLaren for two more weeks, a “deal” has been agreed whereby the 27-year-old can at least meet his new engineers. Read the rest of this entry »
Nico Rosberg’s F1 breakthrough proves he is ready to fight even for the world championship.
That is the view of former grand prix winner, team boss and co-owner Gerhard Berger, following Rosberg’s first pole and win in China last weekend. “It surprised not me, but all the others who had doubted him,” the Austrian told Auto Bild Motorsport. Read the rest of this entry »
Paddock regulars insist the formerly-dominant Red Bull team cannot be written off after a single defeat in Australia.
On paper, reigning back-to-back champion Sebastian Vettel’s second place on Sunday doesn’t look bad. But Melbourne was in fact the first race since before either of the German’s title-winning campaigns in 2010 and 2011 that a Red Bull car failed to lead a single lap. Read the rest of this entry »
Lewis Hamilton insists he is not worried his McLaren teammate is set to spoil his reputation as one of the very best drivers in formula one.
Both Britons are former world champions, but it was 2009 title winner Button who finished higher in his last’s points standings — a rare inter-team defeat for 27-year-old Hamilton. But Hamilton insists he has made efforts over the winter period to remedy the personal problems that saw his 2011 season drive off the rails.
Pressure is once again mounting on Ferrari to reconsider its driver lineup for 2012.
Sebastian Vettel fended off pain to win the Singapore grand prix, a German daily claims.
It’s “too soon” to say Sebastian Vettel has run away with the 2011 title.
That is the claim of Ferrari’s test driver Marc Gene, despite Fernando Alonso admitting at Valencia that his 99 point deficit to the leading Red Bull is now too big to bridge. Read the rest of this entry »
23-year-old Vettel’s lead after six races is 58 points over Hamilton.
Six races and five Sebastian Vettel victories down, Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso has admitted the German is well on track for his second world championship in 2011. “There’s only one occasion that (many early wins) happened, (it was) a couple of years ago with Jenson (Button) and we know Jenson’s result,” said the Spaniard, referring to Jenson Button’s 2009 title after a stellar start to the season with Brawn. Read the rest of this entry »
“They have a lot less downforce than Red Bull because they built a car that is too conservative with no risk.”
Ferrari is working hard after the 2011 season opener, where in Australia the team’s 150 Italia car was notably less competitive than it had seemed during the recent winter period.”I was not surprised that Red Bull were so good, but that we were so bad,” admitted Fernando Alonso, according to Bild. Read the rest of this entry »
An FIA glitch marred the start of Rubens Barrichello’s Australian grand prix, Williams has revealed.
Immediately after the Melbourne race, the British team said the Brazilian driver had “problems with the sector settings on the moveable rear wing”. To Auto Motor und Sport, team manager Dickie Stanford elaborates: “Something in the race control system was wrong. Read the rest of this entry »
Toro Rosso is set to be bought by Arab investors
Paul di Resta and Adrian Sutil will race Force India’s 2011 cars, with Nico Hulkenberg moving into the third cockpit role. That is the claim of the Swiss newspaper Blick, reporting that the news will be confirmed officially in the coming days. Read the rest of this entry »
Red Bull still legal amid latest flexing saga
With McLaren’s charge fading and Fernando Alonso going it alone for Ferrari, the rivalry between Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel will be in the spotlight during the now three-race run to the 2010 world championship. Read the rest of this entry »
The winners, to be named during a ceremony in Abu Dhabi next month
Jenson Button, and the former Brawn (now Mercedes GP) team, have been nominated for prestigious Laureus World Sports awards. Read the rest of this entry »
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