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Mar 16, 2015

Motor racing-Red Bull right to be upset, says Ecclestone

LONDON, March 16 (Reuters) – Formula One’s commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone has backed Red Bull’s call for action to rein in Mercedes’ engine advantage and make races more competitive after a one-sided start to the season.

However, the 84-year-old played down talk of the former champions walking away from a sport they dominated only recently.

Mar 16, 2015

Motor racing-German GP still uncertain after season start

LONDON, March 16 (Reuters) – Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone is keeping the door ajar for German Grand Prix organisers even if this year’s race looks doomed.

“I don’t know at the moment,” the Briton told Reuters on Monday when asked about the fate of what should be the 10th round on a 20-race championship that started in Australia on Sunday.

Mar 10, 2015

Merhi to race for Manor Marussia F1 team

LONDON (Reuters) – Spaniard Roberto Merhi will make his Formula One race debut in Australia this weekend after the revived Manor Marussia team named him in their lineup for the season-opener.

The team said the 23-year-old, who will partner Britain’s Will Stevens in Melbourne, would compete in the opening rounds of the season.

Mar 10, 2015

Motor racing-Merhi to race for Manor Marussia F1 team

LONDON, March 10 (Reuters) – Spaniard Roberto Merhi will make his Formula One race debut in Australia this weekend after the revived Manor Marussia team named him in their lineup for the season-opener.

The team said the 23-year-old, who will partner Britain’s Will Stevens in Melbourne, would compete in the opening rounds of the season.

Mar 9, 2015

Eto’o collects award for stance against racism

LONDON (Reuters) – Former Chelsea striker Samuel Eto’o called for racist football fans to feel the full weight of the law as he returned to London on Monday to collect an award for his stance against intolerance.

The Cameroonian striker, who has been singled out for racial abuse during his career, said he had been shocked by video footage last month showing a group of Chelsea fans preventing a black man boarding a metro train in Paris.

Mar 9, 2015

Soccer-Eto’o collects award for stance against racism

LONDON, March 9 (Reuters) – Former Chelsea striker Samuel Eto’o called for racist soccer fans to feel the full weight of the law as he returned to London on Monday to collect an award for his stance against intolerance.

The Cameroonian striker, who has been singled out for racial abuse during his career, said he had been shocked by video footage last month showing a group of Chelsea fans preventing a black man boarding a metro train in Paris.

Mar 8, 2015

Motor racing-Hamilton feeling ‘stronger than ever’

LONDON (Reuters) – Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton says he is going into the new season mentally stronger than ever after learning to keep his personal and professional life apart.

Hamilton won 11 of the 19 races last year on his way to a second title. However, he and on-off girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger have separated since she watched him win the Abu Dhabi season-ender and title last November.

Mar 8, 2015

Hamilton feeling ‘stronger than ever’

LONDON (Reuters) – Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton says he is going into the new season mentally stronger than ever after learning to keep his personal and professional life apart.

Hamilton won 11 of the 19 races last year on his way to a second title. However, he and on-off girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger have separated since she watched him win the Abu Dhabi season-ender and title last November.

Mar 6, 2015

McLaren play down Alonso memory loss

LONDON (Reuters) – McLaren have confirmed Fernando Alonso suffered temporary memory loss in a testing crash last month but played down media reports that the double world champion forgot he was a Formula One driver.

Spain’s El Pais newspaper had reported on Thursday that the driver told doctors testing his recall when he regained consciousness: “My name is Fernando, I race karts. I want to be a Formula One driver.”

Mar 6, 2015

Motor racing-McLaren play down Alonso memory loss

LONDON, March 6 (Reuters) – McLaren have confirmed Fernando Alonso suffered temporary memory loss in a testing crash last month but played down media reports that the double world champion forgot he was a Formula One driver.

Spain’s El Pais newspaper had reported on Thursday that the driver told doctors testing his recall when he regained consciousness: “My name is Fernando, I race karts. I want to be a Formula One driver.”

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