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Aug 20, 2014

Motor racing-Hamilton hopes to play his cards right

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium, Aug 20 (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton says his Formula One title duel with Mercedes team mate and championship leader Nico Rosberg is like a game of poker but the dominant duo may not hold all the aces in Belgium this weekend.

Resurgent Williams have the same engine as the Mercedes works team and both Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa have been looking forward to Spa – and Monza in Italy after that – as their best chances of winning this season.

Aug 20, 2014

Motor racing-Lotterer replaces Kobayashi for Belgian Grand Prix

LONDON, Aug 20 (Reuters) – Three times Le Mans winner Andre Lotterer will make his Formula One debut in Belgium this weekend after Caterham announced on Wednesday the German driver would be replacing experienced Japanese Kamui Kobayashi.

The cash-strapped team, who changed ownership in July and are fighting for their future, said the 32-year-old had been brought in to provide more feedback to improve the car’s performance.

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Aug 19, 2014

Red Bull see no risk in Verstappen debut

LONDON (Reuters) – Red Bull have defended their decision to make Dutch teenager Max Verstappen Formula One’s youngest ever driver and say the 16-year-old has already shown he is championship material.

Helmut Marko, motorsport consultant to the champions, told the official formula1.com website on Tuesday that Red Bull’s sister team Toro Rosso were not taking a risk in putting him in their lineup next year.

Aug 19, 2014

Motor racing-Red Bull see no risk in Verstappen debut

LONDON, Aug 19 (Reuters) – Red Bull have defended their decision to make Dutch teenager Max Verstappen Formula One’s youngest ever driver and say the 16-year-old has already shown he is championship material.

Helmut Marko, motorsport consultant to the champions, told the official formula1.com website on Tuesday that Red Bull’s sister team Toro Rosso were not taking a risk in putting him in their lineup next year.

Aug 18, 2014
Aug 18, 2014

Max Verstappen to become youngest ever F1 driver

LONDON (Reuters) – Dutch 16-year-old Max Verstappen is set to become Formula One’s youngest ever driver after the Toro Rosso team announced on Monday that he will replace Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne in their lineup next year.

Verstappen, son of former grand prix racer Jos, turns 17 only next month and is still too young to take a driving test in the Netherlands.

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