Report – Ferrari sandbagging at Jerez?

Feb.14 (GMM) Was Ferrari sandbagging at Jerez?Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport on Friday revealed that, having studied the data from the recent opening winter test, the top five places in terms of top speed were occupied by Mercedes-powered cars.Topping the lot was the newly Mercedes-powered Williams’ Felipe Massa, who tripped the radar at 286kph on the front straight, and 307 on the … Keep reading Source: – F1 – Stories

Renault plays down early season crisis

Feb.14 (GMM) Renault on Friday played down the seriousness of its early season engine crisis. After Renault-powered teams struggled for laps at the Jerez test recently, former F1 team boss Gian Carlo Minardi this week repeated rumours world champions Red Bull may be looking for a new supplier of turbo V6 engines. Minardi said he has also heard that Renault is looking beyond the … Keep reading Source: – F1 – Stories

Alonso didn’t use simulator in 2013 – Massa

Feb.13 (GMM) Felipe Massa claims he was the only Ferrari driver in 2013 to work in the new driver simulator at Maranello.Dropped by Ferrari after an eight-year career wearing red, the Brazilian has moved to Williams over the winter and claims he is completely happy.”To be honest, I feel that I needed this change, and maybe it’s the same for Ferrari,” said Massa, speaking to … Keep reading Source: – F1 – Stories

Webber tips Ricciardo to ‘go well’ against Vettel

Feb.11 (GMM) Mark Webber expects his replacement at Red Bull, countryman Daniel Ricciardo, to put up a competitive defense alongside Sebastian Vettel this year.By the end of the tense Webber-Vettel pairing, the duo were barely on speaking terms while Vettel was at the top of his game, winning a fourth consecutive championship in dominant style.Australian Webber, who has switched to Le … Keep reading Source: – F1 – Stories

Planning ‘all in place’ for Austria GP – Mateschitz

Feb.10 (GMM) Austria’s return to the F1 calendar this year is on track, Red Bull supremo Dietrich Mateschitz says. "We are striving for a perfect race weekend with sold out grandstands," said the Austrian billionaire, who has rebuilt the former A1-Ring circuit. … Keep reading Source: – F1 – Stories

Rush will send you to Silverstone

RUSH chronicles an incredibly fast, and scary time in motorsports. The film is all about the rivalry between Niki Lauda and James Hunt, the 1976 season, and the story surrounding the dangerous era of Formula One racing. Up and coming drivers Niki Lauda and James Hunt were both given the opportunity to race in the best cars on the grid, and began a dominating assault on the season … Keep reading Source: – F1 – Stories

Lotus preview teaser: Back To School

Lotus F1 Team today releases its preview teaser to the 2014 season with drivers Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado and the team embracing one of the most difficult technical challenges seen in the sport for a generation. The technical department of Lotus F1 Team ran a development programme for the teaser video car in conjunction with the programme for the team’s 2014 challenger, the … Keep reading Source: – F1 – Stories

GMM supports ZOOM charity auction

London- Formula ‘I will unite in February for the Zoom auction of photographs taken by the sport’s drivers and team principals in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSHCC). Along with the images, the Zoom auction includes cameras provided by leading manufacturer Nikon which have been signed by some of the sport’s biggest names. … Keep reading Source: – F1 – Stories

Honda to fill financial void at McLaren – report

Feb.5 (GMM) Honda will fill any financial void at McLaren, after the great British team unveiled its new silver and black MP4-29 without replacing departed title sponsor Vodafone.We reported recently that the Woking team and Lotus are tussling for a major sponsorship deal, rumoured to be Sony Playstation.But even if McLaren – whose sponsorship asking price is probably higher – fails to … Keep reading Source: – F1 – Stories

Wake-up delay for Schumacher ‘not bad sign’ – report

Feb.4 (GMM) At least a week after doctors began trying to wake Michael Schumacher from his coma, there have been no official updates about the great German’s condition.But that, according to a German publication that has been following the story in detail, is not necessarily a bad sign.”It is neither a good nor a bad sign that there has been no communication on the progress of the … Keep reading Source: – F1 – Stories