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Jul 26, 2015

Vettel wins for Ferrari and Bianchi

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Germany’s Sebastian Vettel won an emotional Hungarian Grand Prix for Ferrari and the late Jules Bianchi on Sunday after a crazy race that turned into a rare nightmare for champions Mercedes despite Lewis Hamilton increasing his overall lead.

While Vettel celebrated his second win of the season, only days after the funeral of the team’s French former test driver Bianchi, Mercedes’ double world champion Hamilton finished sixth after starting from pole.

Jul 26, 2015

Motor racing-Vettel wins for Ferrari and Bianchi

BUDAPEST, July 26 (Reuters) – Germany’s Sebastian Vettel won an emotional Hungarian Grand Prix for Ferrari and the late Jules Bianchi on Sunday after a crazy race that turned into a rare nightmare for champions Mercedes despite Lewis Hamilton increasing his overall lead.

While Vettel celebrated his second win of the season, only days after the funeral of the team’s French former test driver Bianchi, Mercedes’ double world champion Hamilton finished sixth after starting from pole.

Jul 26, 2015

Motor racing-Bianchi family join drivers for sad tribute

BUDAPEST, July 26 (Reuters) – Jules Bianchi’s family joined Formula One racers in a sad circle on the Hungarian Grand Prix starting grid on Sunday to pay tribute to the late Frenchman.

Arm in arm, with the team principals standing behind and Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone alongside, they stood for a minute’s silence before the Hungarian national anthem was sung.

Jul 26, 2015

Bianchi family in Hungary for F1 silent tribute

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Jules Bianchi’s family arrived at the Hungarian Grand Prix circuit on Sunday as Formula One prepared for a silent tribute to the late French driver.

Formula One sources said eight members of the family — including Bianchi’s mother, father, brother and sister — were attending the race after the sport’s commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone sent a plane to collect them from Nice.

Jul 26, 2015

Motor racing-Bianchi family in Hungary for F1 silent tribute

BUDAPEST, July 26 (Reuters) – Jules Bianchi’s family arrived at the Hungarian Grand Prix circuit on Sunday as Formula One prepared for a silent tribute to the late French driver.

Formula One sources said eight members of the family — including Bianchi’s mother, father, brother and sister — were attending the race after the sport’s commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone sent a plane to collect them from Nice.

Jul 25, 2015

So far, so good for Ricciardo’s Hungaroring hopes

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – History repeated itself for Daniel Ricciardo in Hungary on Saturday but the Red Bull driver was not about to read too much into it.

The smiling Australian qualified fourth at the Hungaroring last year and went on to win the race for Red Bull against the odds.

Jul 25, 2015

Motor racing-So far, so good for Ricciardo’s Hungaroring hopes

BUDAPEST, July 25 (Reuters) – History repeated itself for Daniel Ricciardo in Hungary on Saturday but the Red Bull driver was not about to read too much into it.

The smiling Australian qualified fourth at the Hungaroring last year and went on to win the race for Red Bull against the odds.

Jul 25, 2015

McLaren’s push comes to shove for Alonso

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – The sight of Fernando Alonso pushing his broken-down McLaren along the track in a doomed effort to return to the pits during Saturday’s Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying summed up his team’s Formula One season.

The double world champion, sweating in the heat of the Hungaroring before track marshals lent a hand, showed all his determination while the stricken car was proof again of how far once-mighty McLaren have fallen.

Jul 25, 2015

Motor racing-McLaren’s push comes to shove for Alonso

BUDAPEST, July 25 (Reuters) – The sight of Fernando Alonso pushing his broken-down McLaren along the track in a doomed effort to return to the pits during Saturday’s Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying summed up his team’s Formula One season.

The double world champion, sweating in the heat of the Hungaroring before track marshals lent a hand, showed all his determination while the stricken car was proof again of how far once-mighty McLaren have fallen.

Jul 25, 2015

Rosberg baffled by qualifying gap to Hamilton

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Nico Rosberg was looking for answers in Hungary on Saturday after being outqualified by Formula One world champion team mate Lewis Hamilton for the ninth time in 10 races.

Rosberg was the qualifying king last year — winning the inaugural pole position trophy with 11 poles to Hamilton’s seven.

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