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Oct 12, 2015

Reliability still a concern for triumphant Mercedes

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – The Formula One constructors’ championship is won for the second year in a row, and Lewis Hamilton is on the brink of his third world title, but lack of reliability is still giving Mercedes plenty to worry about.

The champions have suffered three retirements in four races and the throttle failure that sidelined Nico Rosberg in Russia on Sunday took the gloss off another triumphant afternoon for the team.

Oct 12, 2015

Motor racing-Reliability still a concern for triumphant Mercedes

SOCHI, Russia, Oct 12 (Reuters) – The Formula One constructors’ championship is won for the second year in a row, and Lewis Hamilton is on the brink of his third world title, but lack of reliability is still giving Mercedes plenty to worry about.

The champions have suffered three retirements in four races and the throttle failure that sidelined Nico Rosberg in Russia on Sunday took the gloss off another triumphant afternoon for the team.

Oct 11, 2015

I’m going through a great moment, says happy Perez

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Mexican Sergio Perez said he was on the up after finishing third in Sunday’s Russian Grand Prix to hand Force India only the third podium finish in the team’s Formula One history.

“It just feels great to be back with these boys,” said the former Sauber and McLaren driver after finishing behind Mercedes’ winner Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel.

Oct 11, 2015

Motor racing-I’m going through a great moment, says happy Perez

SOCHI, Russia, Oct 11 (Reuters) – Mexican Sergio Perez said he was on the up after finishing third in Sunday’s Russian Grand Prix to hand Force India only the third podium finish in the team’s Formula One history.

“It just feels great to be back with these boys,” said the former Sauber and McLaren driver after finishing behind Mercedes’ winner Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel.

Oct 11, 2015

Rosberg curses bad luck as title hopes slip away

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Nico Rosberg vowed to bounce back and win the next race in Texas but in his heart he knows his Formula One title hopes are over for another year after retiring from Sunday’s Russian Grand Prix.

With Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton taking his ninth win of the season, the German is now 73 points behind the Briton with four races — a maximum of 100 points — still to come.

Oct 11, 2015

Motor racing-Rosberg curses bad luck as title hopes slip away

SOCHI, Russia, Oct 11 (Reuters) – Nico Rosberg vowed to bounce back and win the next race in Texas but in his heart he knows his Formula One title hopes are over for another year after retiring from Sunday’s Russian Grand Prix.

With Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton taking his ninth win of the season, the German is now 73 points behind the Briton with four races — a maximum of 100 points — still to come.

Oct 11, 2015

Mercedes win second successive F1 title

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – The 2015 Formula One constructors’ world champions T-shirts were ready and waiting but Mercedes team bosses had left the Russian Grand Prix circuit long before anyone could wear them on Sunday.

Nearly two hours after Russian president Vladimir Putin had handed Lewis Hamilton the winner’s trophy, stewards finally produced a ruling that allowed Mercedes to celebrate their second successive title.

Oct 11, 2015

Motor racing-Mercedes win second successive F1 title

SOCHI, Russia, Oct 11 (Reuters) – The 2015 Formula One constructors’ world champions T-shirts were ready and waiting but Mercedes team bosses had left the Russian Grand Prix circuit long before anyone could wear them on Sunday.

Nearly two hours after Russian president Vladimir Putin had handed Lewis Hamilton the winner’s trophy, stewards finally produced a ruling that allowed Mercedes to celebrate their second successive title.

Oct 11, 2015

Pirelli to stay as F1 tyre supplier

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Pirelli will stay as Formula One’s tyre supplier until at least 2019, the Italian company said at the Russian Grand Prix on Sunday.

“A commercial agreement has been found with FOM (Formula One Management),” Pirelli motorsport head Paul Hembery told reporters.

Oct 11, 2015

Motor racing-Pirelli to stay as F1 tyre supplier

SOCHI, Russia, Oct 11 (Reuters) – Pirelli will stay as Formula One’s tyre supplier until at least 2019, the Italian company said at the Russian Grand Prix on Sunday.

“A commercial agreement has been found with FOM (Formula One Management),” Pirelli motorsport head Paul Hembery told reporters.

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