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Jun 7, 2015

Motor racing-Formula One performs U-turn on refuelling plan

MONTREAL, June 7 (Reuters) – Formula One is set to ditch a proposal to bring back in-race refuelling in 2017 after the technical feedback was unanimously against the move, according to Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff.

The proposal, part of measures to improve the show and make cars faster, was put forward by a Strategy Group meeting last month but has yet to be approved formally by the sport’s governing body.

Jun 6, 2015

Williams hopeful Massa can beat the Red Bulls

MONTREAL (Reuters) – Williams have set Felipe Massa a target of beating at least one of the Red Bulls after an engine problem in qualifying left the Brazilian facing a battle from 15th on the Canadian Grand Prix starting grid.

Massa qualified 17th at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on Saturday, while Finnish team mate Valtteri Bottas was a strong fourth, but penalties to Max Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel lifted him up the order.

Jun 6, 2015

Motor racing-Williams hopeful Massa can beat the Red Bulls

MONTREAL, June 6 (Reuters) – Williams have set Felipe Massa a target of beating at least one of the Red Bulls after an engine problem in qualifying left the Brazilian facing a battle from 15th on the Canadian Grand Prix starting grid.

Massa qualified 17th at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on Saturday, while Finnish team mate Valtteri Bottas was a strong fourth, but penalties to Max Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel lifted him up the order.

Jun 6, 2015

Vettel handed five place penalty in Canada

MONTREAL (Reuters) – Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel was handed a five-place grid penalty at the Canadian Grand Prix on Saturday for overtaking while red warning flags were displayed in a disrupted final practice.

The demotion will send Vettel even further down the grid after an engine problem in qualifying had left him languishing in 15th place.

Jun 6, 2015

Motor racing-Vettel handed five place penalty in Canada

MONTREAL, June 6 (Reuters) – Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel was handed a five-place grid penalty at the Canadian Grand Prix on Saturday for overtaking while red warning flags were displayed in a disrupted final practice.

The demotion will send Vettel even further down the grid after an engine problem in qualifying had left him languishing in 15th place.

Jun 6, 2015

Hamilton beats Rosberg to pole in Montreal

MONTREAL (Reuters) – Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton seized pole position on Saturday for the Canadian Grand Prix with Nico Rosberg, his disappointed Mercedes team mate, beaten into second place on the starting grid.

The pole was championship leader Hamilton’s sixth in seven races this season and a career 44th for the driver who races with the number 44 on his car.

Jun 6, 2015

Motor racing-Hamilton beats Rosberg to pole in Montreal

MONTREAL, June 6 (Reuters) – Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton seized pole position on Saturday for the Canadian Grand Prix with Nico Rosberg, his disappointed Mercedes team mate, beaten into second place on the starting grid.

The pole was championship leader Hamilton’s sixth in seven races this season and a career 44th for the driver who races with the number 44 on his car.

Jun 6, 2015

Rosberg first, Hamilton last in Canada practice

MONTREAL (Reuters) – Nico Rosberg topped the timesheets while world champion Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton propped them up in Saturday’s final Canadian Grand Prix practice.

Hamilton, who will be chasing his sixth pole position in seven Formula One races this season, failed to get in a clean lap in a scrappy session twice red-flagged due to incidents.

Jun 6, 2015

Motor racing-Rosberg first, Hamilton last in Canada practise

MONTREAL (Reuters) – Nico Rosberg topped the timesheets while world champion Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton propped them up in Saturday’s final Canadian Grand Prix practise.

Hamilton, who will be chasing his sixth pole position in seven Formula One races this season, failed to get in a clean lap in a scrappy session twice red-flagged due to incidents.

Jun 6, 2015

Motor racing-’Franchise Cars’ are a Trojan horse, warns Fernley

MONTREAL, June 6 (Reuters) – Force India accused leading Formula One manufacturers on Saturday of seeking to take control of the sport with a plan to supply ‘franchise cars’ to other teams.

Speaking a day after Mercedes, McLaren, Red Bull and Ferrari bosses met at the Canadian Grand Prix to discuss controversial proposals for 2017 and beyond, deputy principal Bob Fernley was sceptical.

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