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Jul 5, 2015

Lauda dismisses talk of Mercedes supplying Red Bull

SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) – Mercedes F1 non-executive chairman Niki Lauda has dismissed a report suggesting Formula One rivals Red Bull could switch from Renault to Mercedes engines with Aston Martin branding.

“A load of rubbish,” the Austrian told Reuters at Sunday’s British Grand Prix.

Jul 5, 2015

Motor racing-Lauda dismisses talk of Mercedes supplying Red Bull

SILVERSTONE, England, July 5 (Reuters) – Mercedes F1 non-executive chairman Niki Lauda has dismissed a report suggesting Formula One rivals Red Bull could switch from Renault to Mercedes engines with Aston Martin branding.

“A load of rubbish,” the Austrian told Reuters at Sunday’s British Grand Prix.

Jul 5, 2015

Ecclestone has more talks with Monza

SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) – Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone says he is still hoping to keep Monza on the calendar after 2016 following further discussions with Italian Grand Prix officials but the situation remains open.

“Nothing at the moment,” the 84-year-old told Reuters at the British Grand Prix when asked whether any progress had been made.

Jul 5, 2015

Motor racing-Ecclestone has more talks with Monza

SILVERSTONE, England, July 5 (Reuters) – Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone says he is still hoping to keep Monza on the calendar after 2016 following further discussions with Italian Grand Prix officials but the situation remains open.

“Nothing at the moment,” the 84-year-old told Reuters at the British Grand Prix when asked whether any progress had been made.

Jul 5, 2015

Hamilton the home hero with British GP pole

SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) – Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton gave the British Grand Prix crowd what they wanted by powering to pole position in a one-two with Mercedes team mate and title rival Nico Rosberg on Saturday.

The pole was Hamilton’s eighth in nine races and the 46th of his career for the championship leader, who took a home win at Silverstone last year and has a 10 point advantage over the German.

Jul 4, 2015

Niki Lauda swapped trophies for free car washes

SILVERSTONE, England, (Reuters) – Triple world champion Niki Lauda agrees with Lewis Hamilton’s comments about ‘ugly’ Formula One trophies but says they were so bad in his day that he swapped them for a lifetime of free car washes.

“I binned them all, you’re absolutely right, because in my time they were most of them ugly and for me useless,” said the Austrian, now non-executive chairman of Hamilton’s Mercedes team.

Jul 4, 2015

Motor racing-Lauda swapped trophies for free car washes

SILVERSTONE, England, July 4 (Reuters) – Triple world champion Niki Lauda agrees with Lewis Hamilton’s comments about ‘ugly’ Formula One trophies but says they were so bad in his day that he swapped them for a lifetime of free car washes.

“I binned them all, you’re absolutely right, because in my time they were most of them ugly and for me useless,” said the Austrian, now non-executive chairman of Hamilton’s Mercedes team.

Jul 4, 2015

Button has little to smile about at Silverstone

SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) – Jenson Button joked he would like to see reverse starting grids introduced into Formula One with immediate effect but the McLaren driver had little to smile about otherwise at the British Grand Prix on Saturday.

Qualifying 18th, with Spanish team mate and double world champion Fernando Alonso 17th, the Briton was quicker only than the two tail-end Manor Marussia drivers who have what is essentially a modified 2014 car.

Jul 4, 2015

Motor racing-Button has little to smile about at Silverstone

SILVERSTONE, England, July 4 (Reuters) – Jenson Button joked he would like to see reverse starting grids introduced into Formula One with immediate effect but the McLaren driver had little to smile about otherwise at the British Grand Prix on Saturday.

Qualifying 18th, with Spanish team mate and double world champion Fernando Alonso 17th, the Briton was quicker only than the two tail-end Manor Marussia drivers who have what is essentially a modified 2014 car.

Jul 4, 2015

CVC say they are under no pressure to sell F1

SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) – Formula One’s commercial rights holders CVC Capital Partners are under no pressure to sell their controlling stake in the sport and want to keep it, co-chairman Donald Mackenzie told Reuters on Saturday.

He would not comment on reports that RSE Ventures, the investment vehicle of Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, was teaming up with Qatar to buy CVC’s stake in a potential $7 billion-$8 billion deal. [nL3N0Z944P].

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