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Jul 25, 2015

Motor racing-Hamilton completes practice sweep in Hungary

BUDAPEST, July 25 (Reuters) – Double Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton completed a Hungarian Grand Prix treble on Saturday with the fastest lap in final practice after also dominating the previous two sessions.

The Briton’s best lap was 0.098 quicker than second placed Mercedes team mate and title rival Nico Rosberg, with the German’s car coming to a halt at the end of the pit lane in the final minute.

Jul 25, 2015

Toro Rosso boss says F1 right to go to Azerbaijan

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Toro Rosso boss Franz Tost has defended Formula One’s decision to race in Azerbaijan next year while brushing off concerns about media freedom and the country’s human rights record.

Asked at a Hungarian Grand Prix news conference how he would react if some reporters were denied entry for Baku’s race debut next year, as happened during the inaugural European Games recently, Tost was unmoved.

Jul 25, 2015

Motor racing-Toro Rosso boss says F1 right to go to Azerbaijan

BUDAPEST, July 25 (Reuters) – Toro Rosso boss Franz Tost has defended Formula One’s decision to race in Azerbaijan next year while brushing off concerns about media freedom and the country’s human rights record.

Asked at a Hungarian Grand Prix news conference how he would react if some reporters were denied entry for Baku’s race debut next year, as happened during the inaugural European Games recently, Tost was unmoved.

Jul 25, 2015

Hamilton assures Wimbledon he will dress up next year

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has recognised a fashion faux pas and assured Wimbledon he will respect the dress code next year.

The Mercedes driver was refused entry to the Royal Box for the men’s final at this month’s tennis tournament after turning up in a floral shirt and hat but without the mandatory jacket and tie.

Jul 25, 2015

Motor racing-Hamilton assures Wimbledon he will dress up next year

BUDAPEST, July 25 (Reuters) – Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has recognised a fashion faux pas and assured Wimbledon he will respect the dress code next year.

The Mercedes driver was refused entry to the Royal Box for the men’s final at this month’s tennis tournament after turning up in a floral shirt and hat but without the mandatory jacket and tie.

Jul 24, 2015

Lotus hit by off-track uncertainty, says Grosjean

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Uncertainty over Lotus’s future is hurting the Formula One team’s performance on the track, French driver Romain Grosjean said on Friday as financial issues again came to the fore at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

“The development hasn’t been as good as we wanted,” Grosjean told reporters after practice.

Jul 24, 2015

Motor racing-Lotus hit by off-track uncertainty, says Grosjean

BUDAPEST, July 24 (Reuters) – Uncertainty over Lotus’s future is hurting the Formula One team’s performance on the track, French driver Romain Grosjean said on Friday as financial issues again came to the fore at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

“The development hasn’t been as good as we wanted,” Grosjean told reporters after practice.

Jul 24, 2015

Hungarian GP full of memories on 30th anniversary

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – It was the grand prix where Formula One drivers, including the likes of future champions Ayrton Senna and Nigel Mansell, considered themselves lucky to be in a Lada.

In 1986, Hungary witnessed a sporting breakthrough with the first Formula One race held behind what was then the “Iron Curtain” dividing Europe’s Communist east from the Capitalist west.

Jul 24, 2015

Motor racing-Hungarian GP full of memories on 30th anniversary

BUDAPEST, July 24 (Reuters) – It was the grand prix where Formula One drivers, including the likes of future champions Ayrton Senna and Nigel Mansell, considered themselves lucky to be in a Lada.

In 1986, Hungary witnessed a sporting breakthrough with the first Formula One race held behind what was then the “Iron Curtain” dividing Europe’s Communist east from the Capitalist west.

Jul 24, 2015

Hamilton fastest, Perez unhurt after crash

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton was quickest in both Hungarian Grand Prix practice sessions on Friday after Mexican Sergio Perez walked away unscathed from a spectacular rolling crash.

Hamilton, four-times a winner in Hungary and clear favourite for Sunday’s race, set a best time of one minute 23.949 seconds in the afternoon after a 1.25.141 lap in the twice halted opening session.

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