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Feb 23, 2015

McLaren blame gusting winds for Alonso crash

LONDON (Reuters) – McLaren have blamed gusting winds for Fernando Alonso’s Formula One testing crash on Sunday and dismissed ‘erroneous rumors’ that an electrical fault could have rendered the driver unconscious before the impact.

The team said in an update on Monday that the double world champion was making a solid recovery in hospital in Barcelona, chatting to family and friends, and would remain there under observation.

Feb 23, 2015

Motor racing-McLaren blame gusting winds for Alonso crash

LONDON, Feb 23 (Reuters) – McLaren have blamed gusting winds for Fernando Alonso’s Formula One testing crash on Sunday and dismissed ‘erroneous rumours’ that an electrical fault could have rendered the driver unconscious before the impact.

The team said in an update on Monday that the double world champion was making a solid recovery in hospital in Barcelona, chatting to family and friends, and would remain there under observation.

Feb 19, 2015

Marussia creditors approve exit from administration

LONDON (Reuters) – The former Marussia Formula One team moved a step closer to returning to the grand prix grid on Thursday after creditors approved a move allowing them to come out of administration.

Administrators FRP Advisory LLP said in a statement that a Company Voluntary Arrangement had been agreed to allow control of Manor Grand Prix Racing, which traded as Marussia F1, to be passed back to directors.

Feb 19, 2015

Motor racing-Marussia creditors approve exit from administration

LONDON, Feb 19 (Reuters) – The former Marussia Formula One team moved a step closer to returning to the grand prix grid on Thursday after creditors approved a move allowing them to come out of administration.

Administrators FRP Advisory LLP said in a statement that a Company Voluntary Arrangement had been agreed to allow control of Manor Grand Prix Racing, which traded as Marussia F1, to be passed back to directors.

Feb 18, 2015

F1 drivers told to keep a lid on helmet changes

LONDON (Reuters) – Formula One drivers are to be barred from changing helmet designs during the course of a season in a ruling aimed at helping fans identify their heroes and also pleasing traditionalists.

It will be less well received by those drivers who like to change the look of their lids with some frequency.

Feb 18, 2015

Motor racing-F1 drivers told to keep a lid on helmet changes

LONDON, Feb 18 (Reuters) – Formula One drivers are to be barred from changing helmet designs during the course of a season in a ruling aimed at helping fans identify their heroes and also pleasing traditionalists.

It will be less well received by those drivers who like to change the look of their lids with some frequency.

Feb 17, 2015

Formula One’s rules revolution will have to wait

LONDON (Reuters) – Formula One’s next rules revolution will have to wait until at least 2017 after a meeting in Geneva on Tuesday voted against significant technical change before then.

Although there was no formal statement issued, sources said the FIA’s Formula One Commission had rejected a proposal to change the regulations and allow cars with wider tyres and different bodywork for the 2016 season.

Feb 17, 2015

Motor racing-Formula One’s rules revolution will have to wait

LONDON, Feb 17 (Reuters) – Formula One’s next rules revolution will have to wait until at least 2017 after a meeting in Geneva on Tuesday voted against significant technical change before then.

Although there was no formal statement issued, sources said the FIA’s Formula One Commission had rejected a proposal to change the regulations and allow cars with wider tyres and different bodywork for the 2016 season.

Feb 13, 2015

Redding ready to hit high notes in MotoGP

LONDON (Reuters) – British rider Scott Redding is delighted his home MotoGP race is returning to Silverstone this year and hopes to celebrate on the podium in August.

“It’s a pretty good circuit. I’d say I’m pretty happy to go back there,” the 22-year-old, who won at Silverstone in Moto2 in 2013, told Reuters at the London Motorcycle Show on Friday.

Feb 13, 2015

Motorcycling-Redding ready to hit high notes in MotoGP

LONDON, Feb 13 (Reuters) – British rider Scott Redding is delighted his home MotoGP race is returning to Silverstone this year and hopes to celebrate on the podium in August.

“It’s a pretty good circuit. I’d say I’m pretty happy to go back there,” the 22-year-old, who won at Silverstone in Moto2 in 2013, told Reuters at the London Motorcycle Show on Friday.

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      "I am Reuters London-based motor racing correspondent, writing mostly about Formula One from around the world and covering my first race at Silverstone in 1991. I also report on other sports when not at grands prix."
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