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Jul 25, 2014

Motor racing-Lauda apologises to Ferrari for derogatory comment

BUDAPEST, July 25 (Reuters) – Niki Lauda has apologised to Ferrari for making critical comments about his former team’s Formula One car.

The retired triple champion, who is now non-executive chairman of championship leaders Mercedes and also a television pundit, was quoted in Spanish newspaper El Pais last weekend as saying Fernando Alonso was driving a rubbish car.

Jul 25, 2014

F1 teams rule out Russian race boycott

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Formula One teams say they will race in Russia, despite the crisis in Ukraine and downing of a Malaysian airliner, unless the country’s debut grand prix in October is called off or they are ordered not to go.

“Obviously what’s going on in Russia and that part of the world is of huge concern to everybody,” Williams deputy team principal Claire Williams told a news conference at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Friday.

Jul 25, 2014

Motor racing-F1 teams rule out Russian race boycott

BUDAPEST, July 25 (Reuters) – Formula One teams say they will race in Russia, despite the crisis in Ukraine and downing of a Malaysian airliner, unless the country’s debut grand prix in October is called off or they are ordered not to go.

“Obviously what’s going on in Russia and that part of the world is of huge concern to everybody,” Williams deputy team principal Claire Williams told a news conference at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Friday.

Jul 25, 2014

Azerbaijan to make F1 debut in 2016

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Formula One teams have welcomed the announcement of a grand prix in Azerbaijan in 2016, following Russia’s debut later this year, but warned on Friday that the sport must keep the balance between old and new.

Azad Rahimov, Azerbaijan’s minister for youth and sport, said in a statement that a contract had been signed for Baku to host Formula One for the first time with a ‘Grand Prix of Europe’.

Jul 25, 2014

Motor racing-Azerbaijan to make F1 debut in 2016

BUDAPEST, July 25 (Reuters) – Formula One teams have welcomed the announcement of a grand prix in Azerbaijan in 2016, following Russia’s debut later this year, but warned on Friday that the sport must keep the balance between old and new.

Azad Rahimov, Azerbaijan’s minister for youth and sport, said in a statement that a contract had been signed for Baku to host Formula One for the first time with a ‘Grand Prix of Europe’.

Jul 25, 2014
Jul 25, 2014

Ricciardo happy to show the steel behind the smile

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Daniel Ricciardo may come across as a bit of a softie but behind that smiling exterior there lurks an Aussie hard man up for a fight.

No Formula One driver has a broader, or more permanent, smile than the 25-year-old Perth native who has seized his opportunity at champions Red Bull with both hands this season.

Jul 25, 2014

Motor racing-Ricciardo happy to show the steel behind the smile

BUDAPEST, July 25 (Reuters) – Daniel Ricciardo may come across as a bit of a softie but behind that smiling exterior there lurks an Aussie hard man up for a fight.

No Formula One driver has a broader, or more permanent, smile than the 25-year-old Perth native who has seized his opportunity at champions Red Bull with both hands this season.

Jul 25, 2014

Hamilton fastest in hot Hungarian practice

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton started his Hungarian Grand Prix weekend as he meant to continue, with the fastest lap in Friday’s first free practice and championship-leading Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg behind him.

The winner of the last two Hungarian Grands Prix lapped the Hungaroring circuit outside Budapest with a best time of one minute 25.814 seconds.

Jul 25, 2014
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