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Jul 30, 2015

Hamilton beats Raikkonen in popularity poll

LONDON (Reuters) – World champion Lewis Hamilton has edged out Kimi Raikkonen as Formula One’s most popular driver in a global fan survey carried out by Britain’s Autosport magazine and associated publications.

A separate online survey this month backed by the Grand Prix Drivers Association and motorsport.com found Ferrari’s Raikkonen to be number one ahead of McLaren’s Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button.

Jul 30, 2015

Motor racing-Hamilton beats Raikkonen in popularity poll

LONDON, July 30 (Reuters) – World champion Lewis Hamilton has edged out Kimi Raikkonen as Formula One’s most popular driver in a global fan survey carried out by Britain’s Autosport magazine and associated publications.

A separate online survey this month backed by the Grand Prix Drivers Association and motorsport.com found Ferrari’s Raikkonen to be number one ahead of McLaren’s Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button.

Jul 30, 2015

Ferrari under no illusions about task ahead

LONDON (Reuters) – Despite winning two out of 10 races so far, Ferrari have no illusions about how tough it will be to match Mercedes when they return for the second half of the Formula One season after the August break.

The Italian team, who failed to win a race last season for the first time since 1993, go into the factory shutdown on a high after Sebastian Vettel’s victory in Hungary last weekend.

Jul 30, 2015

Motor racing-Ferrari under no illusions about task ahead

LONDON, July 30 (Reuters) – Despite winning two out of 10 races so far, Ferrari have no illusions about how tough it will be to match Mercedes when they return for the second half of the Formula One season after the August break.

The Italian team, who failed to win a race last season for the first time since 1993, go into the factory shutdown on a high after Sebastian Vettel’s victory in Hungary last weekend.

Jul 28, 2015

F1 summer break? Time to get the learner plates on

LONDON (Reuters) – While Formula One rivals head to the sea or mountains at the start of the August break, Max Verstappen has some driving lessons on the horizon.

The Dutch 17-year-old, fourth for Toro Rosso in Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix, will have to wait for his 18th birthday in September before he can pass his test but he can at least get the tuition in.

Jul 28, 2015

Motor racing-F1 summer break? Time to get the learner plates on

LONDON, July 28 (Reuters) – While Formula One rivals head to the sea or mountains at the start of the August break, Max Verstappen has some driving lessons on the horizon.

The Dutch 17-year-old, fourth for Toro Rosso in Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix, will have to wait for his 18th birthday in September before he can pass his test but he can at least get the tuition in.

Jul 27, 2015

Revenge comes hot and spicy for Ferrari’s Arrivabene

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Revenge may be a dish best served cold, but hot and spicy is tastier for Ferrari Formula One team principal Maurizio Arrivabene.

Sebastian Vettel’s stirring victory in Hungary, the land of paprika, on Sunday gave Arrivabene the chance he had been waiting for.

Jul 27, 2015

Mercedes need to sort out their starts

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – For the second race in a row it all went wrong at the start for Mercedes in Hungary and a rule change coming in after the August break will give the Formula One world champions even more to think about.

“We just had another crappy start, which was the root cause of all the other stuff that came afterwards,” Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff said in a frank assessment of Sunday’s debacle.

Jul 27, 2015

Motor racing-Mercedes need to sort out their starts

BUDAPEST, July 27 (Reuters) – For the second race in a row it all went wrong at the start for Mercedes in Hungary and a rule change coming in after the August break will give the Formula One world champions even more to think about.

“We just had another crappy start, which was the root cause of all the other stuff that came afterwards,” Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff said in a frank assessment of Sunday’s debacle.

Jul 27, 2015

Formula One’s Renault hail a step up in performance

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Under-fire Renault, their Formula One future still uncertain, expect a stronger second half of the season after powering three of the top four cars in Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix.

“Not only has our reliability improved and taken us to the end of the race, but our performance has also stepped up so that we are able to fight at the front,” said operations director Remi Taffin.

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