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Jul 21, 2014
Jul 21, 2014

Motor racing-F1 asks: Where did all the German fans go?

HOCKENHEIM, Germany, July 21 (Reuters) – Where have all the German Formula One fans gone?

The glamour sport was asking itself that question after tens of thousands stayed away from a home grand prix that should have been box office gold in the land of Mercedes but instead left plenty of empty seats on Sunday.

Jul 20, 2014
Jul 20, 2014
Jul 20, 2014
Jul 20, 2014

Hamilton feared for safety of marshals

HOCKENHEIM Germany (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton said he had feared for the safety of German Grand Prix marshals who ran across the track during the race to push clear Adrian Sutil’s stranded Sauber while other cars were lapping at speed.

The Mercedes driver, who finished third in a race won by team mate Nico Rosberg, told reporters he had been surprised by what happened when the Sauber was left in the middle of the track after the final corner on lap 48.

Jul 20, 2014

Motor racing-Hamilton feared for safety of marshals

HOCKENHEIM, Germany, July 20 (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton said he had feared for the safety of German Grand Prix marshals who ran across the track during the race to push clear Adrian Sutil’s stranded Sauber while other cars were lapping at speed.

The Mercedes driver, who finished third in a race won by team mate Nico Rosberg, told reporters he had been surprised by what happened when the Sauber was left in the middle of the track after the final corner on lap 48.

Jul 20, 2014

Bottas is now Formula One’s fastest Finn

HOCKENHEIM Germany (Reuters) – Valtteri Bottas is rapidly laying claim to be Formula One’s fastest Finn after again eclipsing Kimi Raikkonen on his way to a third successive podium appearance for Williams on Sunday.

The 24-year-old’s impressive second place, from the front row of the German Grand Prix grid, was his team’s 300th podium finish and contrasted with 2007 champion Raikkonen’s disappointing 11th for Ferrari.

Jul 20, 2014

Motor racing-Bottas is now Formula One’s fastest Finn

HOCKENHEIM, Germany, July 20 (Reuters) – Valtteri Bottas is rapidly laying claim to be Formula One’s fastest Finn after again eclipsing Kimi Raikkonen on his way to a third successive podium appearance for Williams on Sunday.

The 24-year-old’s impressive second place, from the front row of the German Grand Prix grid, was his team’s 300th podium finish and contrasted with 2007 champion Raikkonen’s disappointing 11th for Ferrari.

Jul 20, 2014

Rosberg wins in Germany for Mercedes

HOCKENHEIM Germany (Reuters) – Nico Rosberg gave Germany another win to celebrate after their World Cup success with a home grand prix triumph for Mercedes on Sunday that stretched his overall lead in the Formula One championship to 14 points.

Untroubled from pole position to chequered flag, the newly-married German’s commanding victory added another highlight to a week that had begun with the signing of a multi-year contract extension.

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