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Financier of 2012 Austin GP says race will happen

Financier of 2012 Austin GP says race will happen

May 24 (GMM) The key financial backer of the scheduled 2012 US grand prix insists that he remains totally committed to the Circuit of the Americas project. Construction in Austin, Texas, has continued amid raging local media speculation, as lawsuits are pending and questions are constantly asked about the viability of the project commenced by […]

Student protests a threat to 2012 Canadian GP?

Student protests a threat to 2012 Canadian GP?

May 24 (GMM) Angry students could threaten next month’s Canadian Grand Prix, as protests in Montreal, regarding planned university tuition fee increases, have been turning increasingly ugly and even violent, involving the throwing of glass bottles and hundreds of arrests. According to the French language La Presse newspaper, at least one student association has specifically […]

Hulkenberg admits Force India are behind in development

Hulkenberg admits Force India are behind in development

May 24 (GMM) As the Formula One roulette wheel spins in 2012, Nico Hulkenberg has admitted that he finds himself without a chip on the board as his team lags behind in the development stakes. McLaren, Ferrari, Mercedes, Red Bull and Williams have already won so far this season, whilst Lotus and Sauber have shown […]

Kovalainen disappointed with Caterham lack of pace

Kovalainen disappointed with Caterham lack of pace

May 24 (GMM) Heikki Kovalainen has admitted that he is disappointed with Caterham’s 2012 Formula One season thus far. It is rumoured that the Finn may now have raised his profile sufficiently, after disappointing early seasons with top teams Renault and McLaren, to be a candidate to leave backmarker Caterham and move up the grid […]

Senna must respond to Maldonado’s form warn Williams

Senna must respond to Maldonado’s form warn Williams

May 24 (GMM) Sir Frank Williams has urged Bruno Senna to up his game, as even before teammate Pastor Maldonado’s breakthrough Barcelona win two weeks ago, speculation had begun to circulate that Senna needed to improve his performance in order to keep his race seat. Williams is pushing the credentials of its young reserve driver […]

Formula 1 ready to spin Monaco GP roulette wheel

Formula 1 ready to spin Monaco GP roulette wheel

May 24 (GMM) Fernando Alonso’s special golden, casino-themed Monaco helmet features some very telling words – “Bet on red”. In the scarcely believable 2012 season so far, the Spaniard has managed to emerge from the first five races with the joint championship lead, despite some sections of the media still describing Ferrari’s situation as a […]

Schumacher’s future in F1 a hot topic in Monaco

Schumacher’s future in F1 a hot topic in Monaco

May 24 (GMM) Seven time world champion Michael Schumacher’s future is a hot topic in the Monte Carlo paddock ahead of the Monaco GP weekend. A multiple winner in the Principality, the seven time world champion’s comeback career has been far less glitzy, with some – even his boss Nick Fry – predicting he might […]

Williams to thank rivals for help combating garage fire

Williams to thank rivals for help combating garage fire

May 24 (GMM) Sir Frank Williams has vowed to visit every rival team this weekend in Monaco to thank them personally for their response to the garage fire two weeks ago in Spain. The Oxfordshire based team’s founder and boss revealed not only that every fire extinguisher in the Barcelona paddock was willingly discharged, but […]

Perez rules out switch to Ferrari during 2012 season

Perez rules out switch to Ferrari during 2012 season

May 24 (GMM) Sergio Perez has ruled out switching to Ferrari this season to replace Felipe Massa, amid reports that the Italian team is growing increasingly impatient with struggling Brazilian Massa’s poor form. “I think all this hype about a possible switch is massively blown up by the media,” Perez told F1′s official website. “Should […]

F1 warns shareholders about Ecclestone

F1 warns shareholders about Ecclestone

May 24 (GMM) Formula One is formally warning potential shareholders that a key to the sport’s health is 81-year-old Bernie Ecclestone. Pre-marketing for F1′s high profile Singapore floatation has begun, and a prospectus doing the rounds admitted the sport relies heavily on its diminutive chief executive. The document, seen by the Financial Times, admitted Ecclestone […]

Vergne wishes Alesi all the best for Indy 500

Vergne wishes Alesi all the best for Indy 500

May 24 (Toro Rosso) Frenchman Jean Alesi was one of the most popular drivers in Formula One, especially in Monaco where the grand prix takes place this weekend. Naturally enough given that the Principality is wedged between France and Italy, the two countries that make up Alesi’s roots. However, while this year’s Monaco Grand Prix […]

Monaco technical feature by Renault

Monaco technical feature by Renault

May 24 (Renault Sport F1 Press Release) Next on the calendar is the single most unique and traditionally unpredictable race of the season, racing along the streets in this usually sleepy, if intensely glamorous Principality, over a course that has changed little over the years, the Monaco Grand Prix is a race like no other. […]

Schumacher, Rosberg and German national football team drive new A-Class

May 24 (Mercedes Press Release) There was an adrenaline rush today at the German national football team’s training camp in Tourrettes: with around two weeks to go before the start of the European Championships, Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg paid Joachim Löw’s team a short visit. Like good guests should, the two Silver Arrow drivers […]

Casio launches special Red Bull Racing watch

May 23 (Red Bull Press Release) Casio today announced the forthcoming release of the EDIFICE EFR-520RB – the latest in the range of Limited Edition EDIFICE watches built in partnership with Red Bull Racing – with a Monaco-based launch featuring Mark Webber ahead of this weekend’s prestigious Grand Prix. Webber, driver of the Red Bull […]

McLaren duo enjoying life as Monaco residents

McLaren duo enjoying life as Monaco residents

May 24 (Reuters) McLaren drivers Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button are living the Monaco dream after swapping Swiss isolation and Guernsey rain for Mediterranean sunshine, and Sunday’s Grand Prix in the tiny principality will be a ‘home’ race for both Britons for the first time after recent moves and both said they were feeling the […]

Brawn: Next few months shape of Formula One future will become clear

Brawn: Next few months shape of Formula One future will become clear

May 24 (Reuters) The future direction of F1 should be decided in the next few months with the sport’s governing body yet to play what could be a key hand, Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn said on Wednesday. The immediate spotlight has been on plans for the floatation of F1, with an announcement this week […]

Schumacher: I think we’re going to be in a position to be competitive

Schumacher: I think we’re going to be in a position to be competitive

May 24 (F1 Media) Seven-time champion Michael Schumacher believes he can be competitive in Monaco despite the five-place grid penalty he will incur on Saturday as a result of colliding with Bruno Senna at the Spanish Grand Prix two weeks ago. The Silver Arrows driver ran into the back of Senna’s Williams during the race […]

Ricciardo: Even without the fastest car at Monaco you can still do well

Ricciardo: Even without the fastest car at Monaco you can still do well

May 24 (F1 Media) Toro Rosso rookie driver Daniel Ricciardo says he backs himself to do well at his first Monaco Grand Prix, on a circuit where he has an excellent record in the junior categories. He believes it to be a track where the driver dominates performance rather than the car. Having failed to […]

Maldonado: We are not the best team – but we are not that far

Maldonado: We are not the best team – but we are not that far

May 24 (F1 Media) Pastor Maldonado believes Williams are fully prepared to attempt a repeat of their Spanish Grand Prix victory despite the garage fire that damaged the team’s equipment after the Barcelona race. “It was a frustrating moment for all of us, because we were in the garage at that moment,” he said during […]

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