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Mar 1, 2015

Formula One – Rivals welcome Marussia return

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Formula One needs teams like Marussia to survive and thrive, rivals said after the tail-enders moved closer to a return to racing.

While Caterham appear destined for the scrap heap, or at least the liquidation of their assets, Marussia were named on the official Formula One entry list on Friday after securing their exit from administration.

Mar 1, 2015

Rivals welcome Marussia return

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Formula One needs teams like Marussia to survive and thrive, rivals said after the tail-enders moved closer to a return to racing.

While Caterham appear destined for the scrap heap, or at least the liquidation of their assets, Marussia were named on the official Formula One entry list on Friday after securing their exit from administration.

Mar 1, 2015

Motor racing-Rivals welcome Marussia return

BARCELONA, March 1 (Reuters) – Formula One needs teams like Marussia to survive and thrive, rivals said after the tail-enders moved closer to a return to racing.

While Caterham appear destined for the scrap heap, or at least the liquidation of their assets, Marussia were named on the official Formula One entry list on Friday after securing their exit from administration.

Mar 1, 2015

Ferrari boss takes a provocative stance

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Ferrari boss Maurizio Arrivabene has taken a provocative stance, before the Formula One season has even started, in response to rumors about a clampdown on access passes for teams.

Arrivabene, a marketing man who was appointed in November, sat with Ferrari’s Mexican reserve driver Esteban Gutierrez and sporting director Massimo Rivola among spectators during testing in Barcelona.

Mar 1, 2015

Motor racing-Ferrari boss takes a provocative stance

BARCELONA, March 1 (Reuters) – Ferrari boss Maurizio Arrivabene has taken a provocative stance, before the Formula One season has even started, in response to rumours about a clampdown on access passes for teams.

Arrivabene, a marketing man who was appointed in November, sat with Ferrari’s Mexican reserve driver Esteban Gutierrez and sporting director Massimo Rivola among spectators during testing in Barcelona.

Mar 1, 2015

Formula One – Number One? Hamilton prefers to be 44

BARCELONA (Reuters) – World champion Lewis Hamilton is Formula One’s number one, and hopes to remain so this year, but do not expect to see it on his Mercedes when the season starts in Melbourne on March 15.

For the double world champion, 44 is closer to the heart and that is what he will continue racing with rather than any single digit.

Feb 28, 2015

McLaren may not be competitive for months

BARCELONA (Reuters) – McLaren recognized on Saturday that it is likely to take them months to produce a competitive car for Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button.

“We won’t be as ready as we would like but we will do our best,” racing director Eric Boullier told reporters after the penultimate day of pre-season testing at the Circuit de Catalunya was marred by further mechanical problems.

Feb 28, 2015

Motor racing-McLaren may not be competitive for months

BARCELONA, Feb 28 (Reuters) – McLaren recognised on Saturday that it is likely to take them months to produce a competitive car for Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button.

“We won’t be as ready as we would like but we will do our best,” racing director Eric Boullier told reporters after the penultimate day of pre-season testing at the Circuit de Catalunya was marred by further mechanical problems.

Feb 28, 2015

Number One? Hamilton prefers to be 44

BARCELONA (Reuters) – World champion Lewis Hamilton is Formula One’s number one, and hopes to remain so this year, but do not expect to see it on his Mercedes when the season starts in Melbourne on March 15.

For the double world champion, 44 is closer to the heart and that is what he will continue racing with rather than any single digit.

Feb 28, 2015

Motor racing-Number One? Hamilton prefers to be 44

BARCELONA, Feb 28 (Reuters) – World champion Lewis Hamilton is Formula One’s number one, and hopes to remain so this year, but do not expect to see it on his Mercedes when the season starts in Melbourne on March 15.

For the double world champion, 44 is closer to the heart and that is what he will continue racing with rather than any single digit.

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