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May 8, 2015

Motor racing-Force India ready to flip a coin over new F1 car

BARCELONA, May 8 (Reuters) – Force India may have to flick a coin to decide whether Sergio Perez or Nico Hulkenberg is first to race their upgraded Formula One car.

Deputy principal Bob Fernley told Reuters at the Spanish Grand Prix on Friday that the team hoped to get the long-awaited ‘B specification’ car on track in time for the race in Austria on June 21.

May 8, 2015

Motor racing-Team technical heads wary of F1 rules revolution

BARCELONA, May 8 (Reuters) – Formula One does not need to rip up the rule book and try to fix something that is not broken, team technical heads warned on Friday as the sport discusses possible changes for 2017.

“I think we should leave it alone, in the main,” Williams’s head of vehicle performance Rob Smedley told a news conference at the Spanish Grand Prix when asked what might top his wish list.

May 8, 2015

Motor racing-Hamilton on top in Spanish GP practice

BARCELONA, May 8 (Reuters) – Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton set the pace in Spanish Grand Prix practice on Friday while Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg fell foul of the stewards with his first reprimand of the season.

While Rosberg set the fastest lap of the day in the morning session, with a lap of one minute 26.828 seconds, Hamilton was comfortably quicker in the afternoon sunshine at the Circuit de Catalunya.

May 8, 2015

Super license is no barrier to F1, says Susie Wolff

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Susie Wolff is confident that tighter new super license regulations will not get in the way of her bid to become the first female Formula One racer in 40 years should the opportunity arise.

The Briton took part in first practice for Williams at the Spanish Grand Prix on Friday with the 14th fastest time, quicker than struggling McLaren’s world champions Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button.

May 8, 2015

Motor racing-Super licence is no barrier to F1, says Susie Wolff

BARCELONA, May 8 (Reuters) – Susie Wolff is confident that tighter new super licence regulations will not get in the way of her bid to become the first female Formula One racer in 40 years should the opportunity arise.

The Briton took part in first practice for Williams at the Spanish Grand Prix on Friday with the 14th fastest time, quicker than struggling McLaren’s world champions Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button.

May 8, 2015

Rosberg pips Hamilton in Spanish GP practice

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Nico Rosberg boosted his morale by keeping Mercedes team mate and championship leader Lewis Hamilton off the top of the timesheets in first practice for the Spanish Grand Prix on Friday.

Rosberg registered a best lap of one minute 26.828 seconds, 0.070 quicker than Hamilton, on a sunny morning at the Circuit de Catalunya as the sport kicked off its first European weekend of the season.

May 8, 2015

Motor racing-Rosberg pips Hamilton in Spanish GP practice

BARCELONA, May 8 (Reuters) – Nico Rosberg boosted his morale by keeping Mercedes team mate and championship leader Lewis Hamilton off the top of the timesheets in first practice for the Spanish Grand Prix on Friday.

Rosberg registered a best lap of one minute 26.828 seconds, 0.070 quicker than Hamilton, on a sunny morning at the Circuit de Catalunya as the sport kicked off its first European weekend of the season.

May 8, 2015

F1 engine allocation set to stay unchanged

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Red Bull’s hopes of staving off engine penalties this season look doomed, with teams set to reject a proposal to increase the allocation per driver from four to five when Formula One’s strategy group meets next week.

While champions Mercedes are willing to agree, even if it erodes their advantage, the independent teams that pay the German manufacturer for engines appear opposed.

May 8, 2015

Motor racing-F1 engine allocation set to stay unchanged

BARCELONA, May 8 (Reuters) – Red Bull’s hopes of staving off engine penalties this season look doomed, with teams set to reject a proposal to increase the allocation per driver from four to five when Formula One’s strategy group meets next week.

While champions Mercedes are willing to agree, even if it erodes their advantage, the independent teams that pay the German manufacturer for engines appear opposed.

May 7, 2015

Bottas plays down Ferrari speculation

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Valtteri Bottas has denied signing a pre-contract with Ferrari, saying he was amused by some of the speculation about his Formula One future.

“I saw some and heard plenty of stories and it’s sometimes quite funny to hear those because in the end you know what’s the case and what’s not,” the Williams driver told reporters at the Spanish Grand Prix on Thursday.

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