Jul.21 (GMM) Lewis Hamilton believes his 12 point championship lead over his teammate Jenson Button is “strange”. “It’s strange,” he told the Telegraph whilst visiting Italy to collect the 2010 Trofeo Lorenzo Bandini award. “I’ve had four solid races – two wins and two second places – and yet I’m only 12 points ahead,” explained [...]
Jul.21 (GMM) HRT is reportedly close to finalising an agreement with Toyota’s former Cologne based formula one team. Italy’s 422race.com said the struggling Spanish outfit will sign the deal “in the next few days” after a long period of negotiation. The team’s current car, the slowest in the 2010 field, was built by its former [...]
Jul.21 (GMM) Demand for tickets for the German grand prix subsided along with the hype about Michael Schumacher’s return. Hockenheim chief Georg Seiler told Welt newspaper that the announcement of the seven time world champion’s return to formula one led to a surge in demand for tickets. But with a 75,000-capacity venue, only 61,000 tickets [...]
Jul.21 (GMM) Vitaly Petrov’s future with the Renault team could be decided in less than two weeks, according to reports. On Tuesday, team boss Eric Boullier played down speculation the Russian rookie is not yet under consideration for the 2011 seat alongside Robert Kubica. He hinted that a plethora of drivers, including Kimi Raikkoen, Nick [...]
Jul.21 (GMM) Michael Schumacher is “definitely not” considering abandoning his return to formula one after a single season. That is the continued insistence of Mercedes’ Norbert Haug, after the German marque’s competition boss recently confirmed that Schumacher “will go for the title” in 2011. The seven time world champion’s lukewarm return so far has been [...]
Jul.21 (GMM) Jaime Alguersuari has cautiously welcomed news that he will be staying with Toro Rosso in 2011. Last week, team boss Franz Tost said the Spanish 20-year-old as well as current teammate Sebastien Buemi are “both confirmed” for next season. Swiss 21-year-old Buemi initially reacted by denying he has signed a new contract, before [...]
Jul.21 (Force India) After achieving its sixth consecutive points scoring position, and its ninth of the season, at its home race in Silverstone last week, the Force India F1 Team is now looking forward to extending this run at the next round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, the German Grand Prix. Held at [...]
Jul.20 (ferrari) With the Grand Prix on the Hockenheim in front of him, Fernando Alonso says he’s “optimistic for the Championship, because our single-seater is competitive and the next races will be held on tracks, which favour our cars. We’re still in the race for the title”.
Jul.20 (Ferrari) Felipe Massa is confidently talking about the upcoming race in Germany, underlining that “the balance sheet of the season so far does not match the expectations. But I’m convinced that I’ll have a very competitive second half of the Championship”.