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Jul 4, 2014
Jul 4, 2014
Jul 4, 2014

No Monza would be huge loss for F1, drivers say

SILVERSTONE England (Reuters) – Formula One drivers and teams are hoping that Bernie Ecclestone’s threat to drop Monza from the calendar turns out to be nothing more than sabre rattling ahead of contract talks.

The alternative, they say, would be a huge loss for the championship.

Commercial supremo Ecclestone, 83, caused a stir this week when he told Italy’s Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper that the country’s historic circuit near Milan risked being dropped.

Jul 4, 2014

Motor racing-No Monza would be huge loss for F1, drivers say

SILVERSTONE, England, July 4 (Reuters) – Formula One drivers and teams are hoping that Bernie Ecclestone’s threat to drop Monza from the calendar turns out to be nothing more than sabre rattling ahead of contract talks.

The alternative, they say, would be a huge loss for the championship.

Commercial supremo Ecclestone, 83, caused a stir this week when he told Italy’s Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper that the country’s historic circuit near Milan risked being dropped.

Jul 4, 2014

Rosberg sets Hamilton a challenge

SILVERSTONE England (Reuters) – Nico Rosberg dealt an early blow to Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton on Friday with the fastest lap in a British Grand Prix practice session notable for the presence of a woman driver for the first time in 22 years.

The German lapped the Silverstone circuit in one minute 35.424 seconds with Hamilton, 29 points behind in the standings after eight races, second but 0.731 seconds slower than the championship leader.

Jul 4, 2014

Woman driver Wolff sidelined after four laps

SILVERSTONE England (Reuters) – Susie Wolff became the first woman driver in 22 years to take part in a Formula One race weekend on Friday but her involvement in British Grand Prix practice lasted barely 20 minutes.

On a bad morning for Williams, who finished third and fourth in Austria the weekend before last, Brazilian Felipe Massa then brought out the red flags after a heavy crash that also ruled him out of the rest of the session.

Jul 4, 2014

Woman driver Susie Wolff sidelined after four laps

SILVERSTONE England (Reuters) – Susie Wolff became the first woman driver in 22 years to take part in a Formula One race weekend on Friday but her involvement in British Grand Prix practice lasted barely 20 minutes.

On a bad morning for Williams, who finished third and fourth in Austria the weekend before last, Brazilian Felipe Massa then brought out the red flags after a heavy crash that also ruled him out of the rest of the session.

Jul 4, 2014

Motor racing-Rosberg sets Hamilton a challenge

SILVERSTONE, England, July 4 (Reuters) – Nico Rosberg dealt an early blow to Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton on Friday with the fastest lap in a British Grand Prix practice session notable for the presence of a woman driver for the first time in 22 years.

The German lapped the Silverstone circuit in one minute 35.424 seconds with Hamilton, 29 points behind in the standings after eight races, second but 0.731 seconds slower than the championship leader.

Jul 4, 2014

Motor racing-Woman driver Wolff sidelined after four laps

SILVERSTONE, England, July 4 (Reuters) – Susie Wolff became the first woman driver in 22 years to take part in a Formula One race weekend on Friday but her involvement in British Grand Prix practice lasted barely 20 minutes.

On a bad morning for Williams, who finished third and fourth in Austria the weekend before last, Brazilian Felipe Massa then brought out the red flags after a heavy crash that also ruled him out of the rest of the session.

Jul 4, 2014
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