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Oct 10, 2014

Motor racing-Rosberg fastest on Russian debut

SOCHI, Russia, Oct 10 (Reuters) – Nico Rosberg wrote himself into the history books on Friday as the first Formula One driver to set a timed lap at the inaugural Russian Grand Prix and first to top the practice timesheets.

The Mercedes driver lapped the Sochi circuit, which snakes past some of the landmark venues used at this year’s Winter Olympics, in a best time of one minute 42.311 seconds on a bright morning in the Black Sea resort.

Oct 10, 2014

Marussia to race with one car in Sochi

SOCHI Russia (Reuters) – Marussia will race with only one car in Sunday’s Russian Formula One Grand Prix out of respect for their severely injured French driver Jules Bianchi, the team said on Friday.

Bianchi remains in a critical but stable condition in a Japanese hospital after he crashed into a recovery tractor at Suzuka during last Sunday’s rain-soaked Japanese Grand Prix and suffered a traumatic brain injury.

Oct 10, 2014
Oct 10, 2014

Motor racing-Marussia to race with one car in Sochi

SOCHI, Russia, Oct 10 (Reuters) – Marussia will race with only one car in Sunday’s Russian Formula One Grand Prix out of respect for their severely injured French driver Jules Bianchi, the team said on Friday.

Bianchi remains in a critical but stable condition in a Japanese hospital after he crashed into a recovery tractor at Suzuka during last Sunday’s rain-soaked Japanese Grand Prix and suffered a traumatic brain injury.

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Oct 9, 2014
Oct 9, 2014

F1 drivers seek respite on track

SOCHI Russia (Reuters) – However intense the pain felt by Formula One after Jules Bianchi’s horrific accident in Japan, and the shock is deep indeed, Friday’s inaugural Russian Grand Prix practice offers some respite.

For most drivers, getting back out on the track will be a welcome escape from the dark cloud hanging over the paddock rather than a daunting prospect.

Oct 9, 2014
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