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Jul 4, 2015

Exclusive: 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..

Jul 4, 2015

Motor racing-CVC say they are under no pressure to sell F1

SILVERSTONE, England, July 4 (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..

Jul 4, 2015

Motor racing-Hamilton the home hero with British GP pole

SILVERSTONE, England, July 4 (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

Hamilton wraps up British practice with fastest lap

SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) – Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton found the speed he wanted and wrapped up British Grand Prix practice with the fastest lap in another Mercedes one-two at the top of the timesheets on Saturday.

Hamilton’s best time around Silverstone of one minute 32.917 seconds was 0.552 quicker than his German team mate Nico Rosberg and 0.775 faster than Ferrari’s under-pressure Finn Kimi Raikkonen.

Jul 4, 2015

Motor racing-Hamilton wraps up British practice with fastest lap

SILVERSTONE, England, July 4 (Reuters) – Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton found the speed he wanted and wrapped up British Grand Prix practice with the fastest lap in another Mercedes one-two at the top of the timesheets on Saturday.

Hamilton’s best time around Silverstone of one minute 32.917 seconds was 0.552 quicker than his German team mate Nico Rosberg and 0.775 faster than Ferrari’s under-pressure Finn Kimi Raikkonen.

Jul 4, 2015

Resilient Hamilton just wants to be himself

SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) – The hardest moment, the ultimate test have been overcome already and whatever else the season throws at Lewis Hamilton, the double Formula One world champion feels more than equipped to handle it.

In an interview with British reporters ahead of his home grand prix this weekend, the 30-year-old Mercedes driver spoke of his mental resilience and determination to be himself despite criticism of his lifestyle.

Jul 4, 2015

Motor racing-Resilient Hamilton just wants to be himself

SILVERSTONE, England, July 4 (Reuters) – The hardest moment, the ultimate test have been overcome already and whatever else the season throws at Lewis Hamilton, the double Formula One world champion feels more than equipped to handle it.

In an interview with British reporters ahead of his home grand prix this weekend, the 30-year-old Mercedes driver spoke of his mental resilience and determination to be himself despite criticism of his lifestyle.

Jul 3, 2015

Ecclestone must help improve F1 image, says Mallya

SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) – Force India co-owner Vijay Mallya has called on Bernie Ecclestone to work with teams to help “un-crap” Formula One if the commercial supremo thinks the product is not good enough.

Mallya was responding to recent media reports that suggested Ecclestone, 84, had denigrated the sport in comments to reporters.

Jul 3, 2015

Motor racing-Ecclestone must help improve F1 image, says Mallya

SILVERSTONE, England, July 3 (Reuters) – Force India co-owner Vijay Mallya has called on Bernie Ecclestone to work with teams to help “un-crap” Formula One if the commercial supremo thinks the product is not good enough.

Mallya was responding to recent media reports that suggested Ecclestone, 84, had denigrated the sport in comments to reporters.

Jul 3, 2015

Force India and Lotus have Red Bull in their sights

SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) – Force India and Lotus believe Red Bull’s woes have made fourth place in the Formula One championship more than just a dream this season.

Both teams have the benefit of the dominant Mercedes engines, if not the budget available to Renault-powered former champions Red Bull, and have been closing the gap in recent races.

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