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Sep 6, 2014

Motor racing-Rosberg suffers gearbox problem in final Monza practice

MONZA, Italy, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Formula One leader Nico Rosberg sat out most of Saturday’s final Italian Grand Prix practice due to a gearbox problem while Mercedes team mate and title rival Lewis Hamilton lapped fastest.

Mercedes, the sport’s dominant team, said they were working hard to fix Rosberg’s car before qualifying for the final European race of the season.

Sep 6, 2014

Motor racing-McLaren to decide 2015 drivers before season ends

MONZA, Italy, Sept 6 (Reuters) – McLaren are in no rush to decide their 2015 Formula One driver lineup, and Jenson Button’s future, but will do so before the end of the season, group chairman Ron Dennis said on Saturday.

“When there is a decision to take we will take it…it won’t be in the next few days and it won’t be at the end of the season, it will be something in between,” he told reporters at the Italian Grand Prix.

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Sep 5, 2014

F1 is dead? Protest banner provides a talking point

MONZA Italy (Reuters) – Among all the many banners in the main Monza grandstand extolling Ferrari and their drivers, one stood out on Friday as discordant as a V8 engine at an electric car race.

“Ugly new circuits, ugly cars, no engine sound. F1 is dead,” it declared.

Sep 5, 2014

Mercedes play down suggestion of line-up change

MONZA Italy (Reuters) – Mercedes would consider dropping one of their title-chasing Formula One drivers only in a “very, very worst case” scenario that is unlikely to happen, motorsport head Toto Wolff said on Friday.

The Austrian was clarifying comments made in a BBC radio interview when asked what might happen if the pairing of championship leader Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton proved too hot to handle.

Sep 5, 2014

Motor racing-Mercedes play down suggestion of line-up change

MONZA, Italy, Sept 5 (Reuters) – Mercedes would consider dropping one of their title-chasing Formula One drivers only in a “very, very worst case” scenario that is unlikely to happen, motorsport head Toto Wolff said on Friday.

The Austrian was clarifying comments made in a BBC radio interview when asked what might happen if the pairing of championship leader Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton proved too hot to handle.

Sep 5, 2014
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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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