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May 26, 2015

More common sense needed, says Mercedes F1 boss

LONDON (Reuters) – Mercedes need to show a bit more common sense in future, motorsport head Toto Wolff said on Tuesday after the Formula One team had analyzed the blunder that cost Lewis Hamilton the Monaco Grand Prix.

Asked, in an exchange with fans on Twitter, what the key findings were from post-race debriefs and how the world champions would improve strategically in races to come, the Austrian replied: “Improve software, better communication and a spice (bit) more common sense”.

May 26, 2015

Motor racing-More common sense needed, says Mercedes F1 boss

LONDON, May 26 (Reuters) – Mercedes need to show a bit more common sense in future, motorsport head Toto Wolff said on Tuesday after the Formula One team had analysed the blunder that cost Lewis Hamilton the Monaco Grand Prix.

Asked, in an exchange with fans on Twitter, what the key findings were from post-race debriefs and how the world champions would improve strategically in races to come, the Austrian replied: “Improve software, better communication and a spice (bit) more common sense”.

May 26, 2015

Alonso better off at McLaren – Briatore

LONDON (Reuters) – Fernando Alonso made the right move in leaving Ferrari for McLaren even if he has yet to score a point this season, according to the man who has steered the Spaniard’s Formula One career from the start.

Italian Flavio Briatore, the flamboyant and controversial former Renault team boss, told Reuters Alonso was happy to be back at the misfiring former champions and enjoying the challenge.

May 26, 2015

Motor racing-Alonso better off at McLaren – Briatore

LONDON, May 26 (Reuters) – Fernando Alonso made the right move in leaving Ferrari for McLaren even if he has yet to score a point this season, according to the man who has steered the Spaniard’s Formula One career from the start.

Italian Flavio Briatore, the flamboyant and controversial former Renault team boss, told Reuters Alonso was happy to be back at the misfiring former champions and enjoying the challenge.

May 25, 2015

Mercedes to hold factory inquest after Monaco gaffe

LONDON (Reuters) – Formula One champions Mercedes will be in full gremlin-hunting mode when they regroup at their factory on Tuesday after committing one of the sport’s biggest strategic blunders at the Monaco Grand Prix.

Although they won Sunday’s showcase race for the third year in a row with Germany’s Nico Rosberg, the headlines were all about how the dominant team blew a surefire victory for Lewis Hamilton.

May 25, 2015

Motor racing-Mercedes to hold factory inquest after Monaco gaffe

LONDON, May 25 (Reuters) – Formula One champions Mercedes will be in full gremlin-hunting mode when they regroup at their factory on Tuesday after committing one of the sport’s biggest strategic blunders at the Monaco Grand Prix.

Although they won Sunday’s showcase race for the third year in a row with Germany’s Nico Rosberg, the headlines were all about how the dominant team blew a surefire victory for Lewis Hamilton.

May 25, 2015

Arrivabene responds to Ecclestone criticism

LONDON (Reuters) – Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene has made clear where his allegiances lie after Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone suggested he could do more for the sport.

Ecclestone, 84, told the official formula1.com website at the weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix that team bosses needed to be more prominent.

May 25, 2015

Motor racing-Arrivabene responds to Ecclestone criticism

LONDON, May 25 (Reuters) – Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene has made clear where his allegiances lie after Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone suggested he could do more for the sport.

Ecclestone, 84, told the official formula1.com website at the weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix that team bosses needed to be more prominent.

May 25, 2015

Monaco will make Hamilton stronger, says Hakkinen

MONACO (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton can turn Monaco misery into a Canadian celebration because every setback makes you stronger, according to retired double world champion Mika Hakkinen.

“‘I’m going to win the next one’. That will be his motivation. You cannot just start getting depressed about it,” the Finn, who overcame his own share of race setbacks, told Reuters.

May 25, 2015

Motor racing-Monaco will make Hamilton stronger, says Hakkinen

MONACO, May 25 (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton can turn Monaco misery into a Canadian celebration because every setback makes you stronger, according to retired double world champion Mika Hakkinen.

“‘I’m going to win the next one’. That will be his motivation. You cannot just start getting depressed about it,” the Finn, who overcame his own share of race setbacks, told Reuters.

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