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Jun 19, 2015

Alonso faces time penalties as well as grid drop

SPIELBERG, Austria (Reuters) – McLaren’s Fernando Alonso faces a time penalty in Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix as well as starting from the back of the grid as a result of exceeding his engine allocation for the season.

The governing FIA said on Friday that the Spaniard would start with a new engine, his fifth in eight races, as well as his fifth turbocharger and fifth MGU-H (motor generator unit-heat) component.

Jun 19, 2015

Motor racing-Alonso faces time penalties as well as grid drop

SPIELBERG, Austria, June 19 (Reuters) – McLaren’s Fernando Alonso faces a time penalty in Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix as well as starting from the back of the grid as a result of exceeding his engine allocation for the season.

The governing FIA said on Friday that the Spaniard would start with a new engine, his fifth in eight races, as well as his fifth turbocharger and fifth MGU-H (motor generator unit-heat) component.

Jun 19, 2015

Rosberg on top in first Austria practice

SPIELBERG, Austria (Reuters) – Mercedes set the pace in first practice for the Austrian Grand Prix on Friday while Ferrari principal Maurizio Arrivabene risked being run over in the pitlane by his team’s former driver Felipe Massa.

While Formula One champions Mercedes led the times as expected, with Nico Rosberg fastest ahead of championship leader Lewis Hamilton, Arrivabene’s moment of inattention provided an early talking point.

Jun 19, 2015

Motor racing-Rosberg on top in first Austria practice

SPIELBERG, Austria, June 19 (Reuters) – Mercedes set the pace in first practice for the Austrian Grand Prix on Friday while Ferrari principal Maurizio Arrivabene risked being run over in the pitlane by his team’s former driver Felipe Massa.

While Formula One champions Mercedes led the times as expected, with Nico Rosberg fastest ahead of championship leader Lewis Hamilton, Arrivabene’s moment of inattention provided an early talking point.

Jun 19, 2015

Bamber back to basics after Le Mans high

SPIELBERG, Austria (Reuters) – Earl Bamber’s immediate focus, only days after winning the Le Mans 24 Hours with Porsche, was to get to grips with his washing.

While German team mate Nico Hulkenberg got back into the Formula One groove, proudly showing off his trophy at the Austrian Grand Prix, Bamber was enjoying a few days at home in Kuala Lumpur.

Jun 19, 2015

Motor racing-Bamber back to basics after Le Mans high

SPIELBERG, Austria, June 19 (Reuters) – Earl Bamber’s immediate focus, only days after winning the Le Mans 24 Hours with Porsche, was to get to grips with his washing.

While German team mate Nico Hulkenberg got back into the Formula One groove, proudly showing off his trophy at the Austrian Grand Prix, Bamber was enjoying a few days at home in Kuala Lumpur.

Jun 18, 2015

Hamilton wants real win in Austria after screen success

SPIELBERG, Austria (Reuters) – Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton is hoping to win Austria for real on Sunday after only previously mastering it as a video game.

The revamped Red Bull Ring returned to the calendar only last season after an 11 year absence and Hamilton, who made his Formula One debut in 2007, finished second to Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg.

Jun 18, 2015

Motor racing-Hamilton wants real win in Austria after screen success

SPIELBERG, Austria, June 18 (Reuters) – Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton is hoping to win Austria for real on Sunday after only previously mastering it as a video game.

The revamped Red Bull Ring returned to the calendar only last season after an 11 year absence and Hamilton, who made his Formula One debut in 2007, finished second to Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg.

Jun 18, 2015

Hamilton unmoved by Le Mans, others eager to try it

SPIELBERG, Austria (Reuters) – Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton bucked a trend on Thursday by expressing no interest in competing in the Le Mans 24 Hours race.

While rivals made no secret of their desire to emulate Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg, who won the race on Sunday with Porsche team mates Earl Bamber and Nick Tandy, Hamilton remained unmoved.

Jun 18, 2015

Motor racing-Hamilton unmoved by Le Mans, others eager to try it

SPIELBERG, Austria, June 18 (Reuters) – Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton bucked a trend on Thursday by expressing no interest in competing in the Le Mans 24 Hours race.

While rivals made no secret of their desire to emulate Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg, who won the race on Sunday with Porsche team mates Earl Bamber and Nick Tandy, Hamilton remained unmoved.

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