Hamilton ‘still friends’ with Rosberg

May 31 (GMM) Lewis Hamilton says he is "still friends" with his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg. Since the Monaco Grand Prix, the 2008 world champion has been roundly criticised for his behaviour, with Mika Hakkinen for instance suggesting he should even apologise. Hamilton’s mood erupted in qualifying, when he suspected Rosberg made a deliberate mistake under braking for … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

Team says Honda not planning to buy McLaren

May 29 (GMM) McLaren on Thursday denied reports Honda is looking at buying into the Woking based team.Rumours in Japan this week said the Japanese carmaker, returning to Formula One next year as McLaren’s works engine supplier, might also be contemplating buying the 50 per cent team share currently held by the Bahrain-owned Mumtalakat company.Initially, a team source played down the … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

Haas Formula will defer Formula One entry until 2016.

Haas Formula will defer its Formula One debut until 2016, Motorsports.com has learned. The decision to wait an extra year will offer the organization more time to put its program together and align itself with the proper partners moving forward. Although team owner Gene Haas said on Sunday morning that he was “leaning towards Ferrari” because “they’re more open to what we need to … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

Jordan tells friend Sauber to sell F1 team

May 27 (GMM) Eddie Jordan has urged Peter Sauber to follow him into F1 retirement.Actually, having sold his Silverstone based team back in 2005 that today is called Force India, Irishman Jordan is now an outspoken expert pundit for British television.But selling up, he told the Swiss newspaper Blick, “was the best decision of my career. Since then I have enjoyed every day of my … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

Hamilton’s Rosberg snub ‘not in order’ – Lauda

May 26 (GMM) Niki Lauda has scolded Lewis Hamilton for not congratulating teammate Nico Rosberg after his second consecutive Monaco win on Sunday.As their clash for the 2014 title exploded in dramatic style in the Principality, 2008 world champion declared his friendship with German Rosberg is over.But it seems the breakdown is over more than just Rosberg’s qualifying ‘mistake’ that … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

Bottas 13th and Massa 16th in a tough qualifying session in Monaco

Valtteri Bottas qualified 13th and Felipe Massa 16th in a tough qualifying session in Monaco. Valtteri struggled to get heat into his front tyres whilst Felipe was involved in an incident with Marcus Ericsson which ended his running in the opening session. Rob Smedley, Head of Performance Engineering: Today hasn’t been the easiest of days as is clear from our qualifying positions … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

Rosberg ready for ‘war’ with Hamilton

May 23 (GMM) Nico Rosberg says he feels well equipped for ‘mind games’ with Lewis Hamilton.With Mercedes so far ahead of any other 2014 rival, the pair look set to joust for the world championship at the wheel of identical silver cars.Currently, Hamilton has the upper hand, having won the past four Grands Prix on the trot.And the ‘mind games’ have also started, with the Briton … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

Monaco’s significance can not be understated

Monaco. Monaco is so much more than just another grand prix. It is a proving ground. The ultimate test of man and machine. It’s the place where real racers emerge victorious. It puts the race back in the driver’s hands. As the lights go out and the field of 22 charges down into the first corner this weekend, the greatest Formula One race of the year commences. Spa, Silverstone, Monza; … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

Lotus rivals want to sign Grosjean – Lopez

May 21 (GMM) Rival teams are interested in signing Romain Grosjean, Lotus team owner Gerard Lopez claims.The Luxembourger revealed the news while responding to criticism of the Enstone team’s other driver, Pastor Maldonado, who is enduring an horror 2014 season.Having switched his lucrative PDVSA backing from Williams to Lotus, Venezuelan Maldonado initially found an unreliable and … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

Haas Formula gameplan taking shape

CONCORD, N.C. – Gene Haas could decide on a technical partnership for his Formula One team as early as this week. As for a Formula Haas debut, all indications are that the newest F1 licensee is leaning toward a 2015 start which could inevitably determine the entrant’s supplier based on availability. Haas met with his team principals over the weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway to … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories