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Oct 11, 2014

Alonso says no big risk of him leaving F1

SOCHI Russia (Reuters) – Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso has played down speculation that he could take a year out of Formula One next season.

Asked how much of a danger there was that he could end up without a seat next season, the double world champion told reporters at the Russian Grand Prix on Saturday: “Probably not a big risk”.

Oct 11, 2014

Hamilton puts Mercedes on pole in Russia

SOCHI Russia (Reuters) – Championship leader Lewis Hamilton put his Mercedes on pole position for the first Russian Grand Prix on Saturday with team mate and title rival Nico Rosberg having to settle for second.

The pole was the 29-year-old Briton’s seventh of the season and 38th of his career, but he felt he could have done better on a new circuit that snakes around the Sochi Winter Olympic park.

Oct 11, 2014

Motor racing-F1 drivers back speed limit proposals

SOCHI, Russia, Oct 11 (Reuters) – Formula One drivers have backed proposals to introduce a ‘virtual safety car’ or automatic speed limiter that would force the entire field to slow when yellow warning flags are waved.

The idea was raised by race director Charlie Whiting at the Russian Grand Prix on Saturday as one of the measures being considered following Jules Bianchi’s horrific crash in Japan last weekend.

Oct 11, 2014

Motor racing-Alonso says no big risk of him leaving F1

SOCHI, Russia, Oct 11 (Reuters) – Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso has played down speculation that he could take a year out of Formula One next season.

Asked how much of a danger there was that he could end up without a seat next season, the double world champion told reporters at the Russian Grand Prix on Saturday: “Probably not a big risk”.

Oct 11, 2014

Motor racing-Hamilton puts Mercedes on pole in Russia

SOCHI, Russia, Oct 11 (Reuters) – Championship leader Lewis Hamilton put his Mercedes on pole position for the first Russian Grand Prix on Saturday with team mate and title rival Nico Rosberg having to settle for second.

The pole was the 29-year-old Briton’s seventh of the season and 38th of his career, but he felt he could have done better on a new circuit that snakes around the Sochi Winter Olympic park.

Oct 11, 2014

Hamilton accepts but always aware of danger

SOCHI Russia (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton is all too aware of the risks of racing, even without the cloud cast over Formula One by Jules Bianchi’s accident, but the championship leader would not have it any other way.

The Briton, champion with McLaren in 2008 and winner of eight races so far this year with Mercedes, knows he is taking his life in his hands when he steps into the cockpit — however safe the cars may be.

Oct 11, 2014

Motor racing-Hamilton accepts but always aware of danger

SOCHI, Russia, Oct 11 (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton is all too aware of the risks of racing, even without the cloud cast over Formula One by Jules Bianchi’s accident, but the championship leader would not have it any other way.

The Briton, champion with McLaren in 2008 and winner of eight races so far this year with Mercedes, knows he is taking his life in his hands when he steps into the cockpit — however safe the cars may be.

Oct 11, 2014

Hamilton fastest in final Russian practice

SOCHI Russia (Reuters) – Formula One leader Lewis Hamilton was fastest in Saturday’s final practice for the inaugural Russian Grand Prix as Mercedes continued to dominate a weekend likely to seal the constructors’ championship.

Hamilton, who has a 10-point advantage over German team mate Nico Rosberg after winning the last three races, produced the fastest lap yet of the new Sochi circuit with a best time of one minute 38.726 seconds.

Oct 11, 2014

Motor racing-Hamilton fastest in final Russian practice

SOCHI, Russia, Oct 11 (Reuters) – Formula One leader Lewis Hamilton was fastest in Saturday’s final practice for the inaugural Russian Grand Prix as Mercedes continued to dominate a weekend likely to seal the constructors’ championship.

Hamilton, who has a 10-point advantage over German team mate Nico Rosberg after winning the last three races, produced the fastest lap yet of the new Sochi circuit with a best time of one minute 38.726 seconds.

Oct 11, 2014
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