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Oct 23, 2015

Realistic to hope for McLaren step up, says Alonso

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Fernando Alonso has piled more pressure on struggling McLaren and partners Honda by saying it is ‘realistic’ to think they can catch up with Formula One champions Mercedes next season.

The Spaniard told reporters at the U.S. Grand Prix, where he was ninth fastest in a wet first practice on Friday, that McLaren needed to find another two and a half seconds of pace to match Mercedes.

Oct 23, 2015

Motor racing-Realistic to hope for McLaren step up, says Alonso

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Fernando Alonso has piled more pressure on struggling McLaren and partners Honda by saying it is ‘realistic’ to think they can catch up with Formula One champions Mercedes next season.

The Spaniard told reporters at the U.S. Grand Prix, where he was ninth fastest in a wet first practice on Friday, that McLaren needed to find another two and a half seconds of pace to match Mercedes.

Oct 23, 2015

Rosberg fastest in wet U.S. practice

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton kept his powder dry in a wet and largely meaningless first practice on Friday for a U.S. Grand Prix that could seal the Briton’s third Formula One world championship.

The Mercedes driver completed just four timed laps and ended up fifth overall, with team mate Nico Rosberg leading the timesheets.

Oct 23, 2015

Motor racing-Rosberg fastest in wet U.S. practice

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton kept his powder dry in a wet and largely meaningless first practice on Friday for a U.S. Grand Prix that could seal the Briton’s third Formula One world championship.

The Mercedes driver completed just four timed laps and ended up fifth overall, with team mate Nico Rosberg leading the timesheets.

Oct 23, 2015

Hamilton must wait to be a great, says Stewart

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton can win his third Formula One world championship on Sunday but the Mercedes driver will have to wait a while longer before he can be truly hailed as one of the greats, according to Jackie Stewart.

The Scot, who became Britain’s first and so far only triple world champion in 1973, told Reuters at the U.S. Grand Prix that he was delighted with Hamilton’s success but the mantle of greatness would only come with time.

Oct 23, 2015

Motor racing-Hamilton must wait to be a great, says Stewart

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton can win his third Formula One world championship on Sunday but the Mercedes driver will have to wait a while longer before he can be truly hailed as one of the greats, according to Jackie Stewart.

The Scot, who became Britain’s first and so far only triple world champion in 1973, told Reuters at the U.S. Grand Prix that he was delighted with Hamilton’s success but the mantle of greatness would only come with time.

Oct 22, 2015

U.S. sports can help F1 reach new fans: Hamilton

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Formula One should link up with mainstream American sports like basketball and football to reach new audiences in the United States, world champion Lewis Hamilton suggested on Thursday.

Asked at a U.S. Grand Prix news conference how the sport could create “more enthusiasm in urban black America for Formula One”, and among urban kids in general, Hamilton listened to rivals before offering an opinion.

Oct 22, 2015

Motor racing-U.S. sports can help F1 reach new fans – Hamilton

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct 22 (Reuters) – Formula One should link up with mainstream American sports like basketball and football to reach new audiences in the United States, world champion Lewis Hamilton suggested on Thursday.

Asked at a U.S. Grand Prix news conference how the sport could create “more enthusiasm in urban black America for Formula One”, and among urban kids in general, Hamilton listened to rivals before offering an opinion.

Oct 22, 2015

Perez fears Magnussen will struggle to stay in F1

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Sergio Perez fears Kevin Magnussen, who replaced the Mexican at McLaren at the end of 2013, will struggle to keep his Formula One career alive now that the Dane has also been rejected by the team.

“It’s a shame for Kevin because he came into a very difficult time at McLaren, similar to my time there,” Force India driver Perez told reporters at the U.S. Grand Prix on Thursday.

Oct 22, 2015

Motor racing-Perez fears Magnussen will struggle to stay in F1

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct 22 (Reuters) – Sergio Perez fears Kevin Magnussen, who replaced the Mexican at McLaren at the end of 2013, will struggle to keep his Formula One career alive now that the Dane has also been rejected by the team.

“It’s a shame for Kevin because he came into a very difficult time at McLaren, similar to my time there,” Force India driver Perez told reporters at the U.S. Grand Prix on Thursday.

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