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Apr 4, 2014
Apr 4, 2014

Mercedes team mates braced for future friction

MANAMA (Reuters) – Mercedes team mates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have made clear that friendship has its limits and theirs is likely to be tested to the full this year as they fight for the Formula One title.

The two have been friends and rivals since their early teens, racing go-karts together and following each other through the junior series with both winning the GP2 titles in successive years for the same ART team.

Apr 4, 2014

Motor racing-Mercedes team mates braced for future friction

MANAMA, April 4 (Reuters) – Mercedes team mates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have made clear that friendship has its limits and theirs is likely to be tested to the full this year as they fight for the Formula One title.

The two have been friends and rivals since their early teens, racing go-karts together and following each other through the junior series with both winning the GP2 titles in successive years for the same ART team.

Apr 3, 2014

Hamilton defends new-look F1 from Ferrari critics

MANAMA (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton defended Formula One against accusations of being boring on Thursday, suggesting that those raising their voices now Mercedes were on top had kept quiet when their teams were winning everything.

Mercedes have won the first two races of the new-look V6 turbo era with Nico Rosberg and Hamilton looking dominant while champions Red Bull and glamour team Ferrari are having to play catch-up.

Apr 3, 2014

Motor racing-Hamilton defends new-look F1 from Ferrari critics

MANAMA, April 3 (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton defended Formula One against accusations of being boring on Thursday, suggesting that those raising their voices now Mercedes were on top had kept quiet when their teams were winning everything.

Mercedes have won the first two races of the new-look V6 turbo era with Nico Rosberg and Hamilton looking dominant while champions Red Bull and glamour team Ferrari are having to play catch-up.

Apr 3, 2014

Williams apologise to drivers, fans for team orders

MANAMA (Reuters) – Williams apologized to their drivers and Formula One fans on Thursday for a clumsy, and ultimately failed, attempt to impose “team orders” in Malaysia last weekend.

Deputy principal Claire Williams told reporters at the Bahrain Grand Prix that the team had erred in asking Brazilian Felipe Massa to let team mate Valtteri Bottas pass because he was faster.

Apr 3, 2014

Motor racing-Williams apologise to drivers, fans for team orders

MANAMA, April 3 (Reuters) – Williams apologised to their drivers and Formula One fans on Thursday for a clumsy, and ultimately failed, attempt to impose “team orders” in Malaysia last weekend.

Deputy principal Claire Williams told reporters at the Bahrain Grand Prix that the team had erred in asking Brazilian Felipe Massa to let team mate Valtteri Bottas pass because he was faster.

Apr 3, 2014

Perez hopes Bahrain can make up for Sepang snooze

MANAMA (Reuters) – Force India’s Sergio Perez hoped Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix would mark the real start of his Formula One season after dismissing last weekend’s Malaysian race as “boring” on Thursday.

The Mexican did not start at Sepang due to a gearbox problem and spent the afternoon watching as a spectator instead.

Apr 3, 2014

Motor racing-Perez hopes Bahrain can make up for Sepang snooze

MANAMA, April 3 (Reuters) – Force India’s Sergio Perez hoped Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix would mark the real start of his Formula One season after dismissing last weekend’s Malaysian race as “boring” on Thursday.

The Mexican did not start at Sepang due to a gearbox problem and spent the afternoon watching as a spectator instead.

Apr 2, 2014
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