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Apr 18, 2015

Vettel hopes for Bahrain battle with Mercedes

MANAMA (Reuters) – Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton expects resurgent Ferrari to be hard to beat in Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix and Sebastian Vettel hopes to prove him right.

After the pair qualified on the front row on Saturday, with Hamilton on pole for the fourth race in succession for Mercedes, Vettel told reporters his Italian team had taken another important step.

Apr 18, 2015

Motor racing-Vettel hopes for Bahrain battle with Mercedes

MANAMA, April 18 (Reuters) – Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton expects resurgent Ferrari to be hard to beat in Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix and Sebastian Vettel hopes to prove him right.

After the pair qualified on the front row on Saturday, with Hamilton on pole for the fourth race in succession for Mercedes, Vettel told reporters his Italian team had taken another important step.

Apr 18, 2015

Qualifying goes ‘pear-shaped’ for Rosberg

MANAMA (Reuters) – Too much forward thinking back-fired on Nico Rosberg on Saturday when his Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying went “pear-shaped”.

“It just went wrong because I was thinking about the race too much,” the Mercedes driver told reporters after qualifying third with Formula One champion team mate Lewis Hamilton on pole for the fourth race in a row.

Apr 18, 2015

Motor racing-Qualifying goes ‘pear-shaped’ for Rosberg

MANAMA, April 18 (Reuters) – Too much forward thinking back-fired on Nico Rosberg on Saturday when his Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying went “pear-shaped”.

“It just went wrong because I was thinking about the race too much,” the Mercedes driver told reporters after qualifying third with Formula One champion team mate Lewis Hamilton on pole for the fourth race in a row.

Apr 18, 2015

Hamilton on pole in Bahrain as Rosberg slips up

MANAMA (Reuters) – Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton drove his ‘beast’ of a Mercedes to a fourth successive pole position on Saturday while team mate Nico Rosberg failed to make the front row at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

The Briton will have Sebastian Vettel’s Ferrari alongside instead on Sunday, with fellow German Rosberg managing only third after taking pole at the Sakhir circuit the two previous years.

Apr 18, 2015

Motor racing-Hamilton on pole in Bahrain as Rosberg slips up

MANAMA, April 18 (Reuters) – Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton drove his ‘beast’ of a Mercedes to a fourth successive pole position on Saturday while team mate Nico Rosberg failed to make the front row at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

The Briton will have Sebastian Vettel’s Ferrari alongside instead on Sunday, with fellow German Rosberg managing only third after taking pole at the Sakhir circuit the two previous years.

Apr 18, 2015

F1 engine allowance to be discussed after Spain

MANAMA (Reuters) – A proposal to increase Formula One’s power unit allowance from four to five per driver this season will be discussed at a meeting next month, leaving some in danger of being penalised before change is agreed.

“The proposal is with the (governing) FIA and I guess it’s going to be discussed the next time around in a strategy meeting,” Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff said at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Apr 18, 2015

Motor racing-F1 engine allowance to be discussed after Spain

MANAMA, April 18 (Reuters) – A proposal to increase Formula One’s power unit allowance from four to five per driver this season will be discussed at a meeting next month, leaving some in danger of being penalised before change is agreed.

“The proposal is with the (governing) FIA and I guess it’s going to be discussed the next time around in a strategy meeting,” Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff said at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Apr 18, 2015

Raikkonen’s Ferrari future depends on performance

MANAMA (Reuters) – Ferrari have told 2007 world champion Kimi Raikkonen that performance and results will decide whether he stays with the team after this season.

The Finn is out of contract at the end of the year, although Ferrari have a further option on his services, but has indicated he wants to stay on alongside Sebastian Vettel.

Apr 18, 2015

Motor racing-Raikkonen’s Ferrari future depends on performance

MANAMA, April 18 (Reuters) – Ferrari have told 2007 world champion Kimi Raikkonen that performance and results will decide whether he stays with the team after this season.

The Finn is out of contract at the end of the year, although Ferrari have a further option on his services, but has indicated he wants to stay on alongside Sebastian Vettel.

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