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Jul 2, 2015

Motor racing-Hamilton gets his hands on a proper trophy

SILVERSTONE, England, July 2 (Reuters) – Double world champion Lewis Hamilton was handed one of the sport’s most prestigious trophies on Thursday, only days after moaning about the poor quality of some of Formula One’s podium prizes.

The Mercedes driver received the Hawthorn Memorial Trophy, awarded annually since 1959 to the most successful British or Commonwealth driver in the previous year’s championship, at Silverstone.

Jul 2, 2015

‘Iceman’ Raikkonen is feeling the heat, says Massa

SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) – Formula One fan favorite Kimi Raikkonen is feeling the heat at Ferrari despite his icy reputation and needs to chill out, according to the Finn’s former team mate Felipe Massa.

Raikkonen — famed for his taciturn character and penetrating gaze — has ‘Iceman’ tattooed on his arm but faces a storm of speculation about his future at Formula One’s most glamorous team.

Jul 2, 2015

Motor racing-’Iceman’ Raikkonen is feeling the heat, says Massa

SILVERSTONE, England, July 2 (Reuters) – Formula One fan favourite Kimi Raikkonen is feeling the heat at Ferrari despite his icy reputation and needs to chill out, according to the Finn’s former team mate Felipe Massa.

Raikkonen — famed for his taciturn character and penetrating gaze — has ‘Iceman’ tattooed on his arm but faces a storm of speculation about his future at Formula One’s most glamorous team.

Jul 1, 2015

Serena wastes no time putting Babos behind her

LONDON (Reuters) – Top seed Serena Williams had to wait to get on Centre Court but then wasted no time in sweeping aside big-serving Hungarian Timea Babos 6-4 6-1 inside an hour on Wednesday to reach the Wimbledon third round.

Following on from an epic five-set men’s match between Marin Cilic and Richard Berankis, the world number one and five-times Wimbledon champion was in no mood to hang around despite the occasional lapse.

Jul 1, 2015

Tennis-Serena wastes no time putting Babos behind her

LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) – Top seed Serena Williams had to wait to get on Centre Court but then wasted no time in sweeping aside big-serving Hungarian Timea Babos 6-4 6-1 inside an hour on Wednesday to reach the Wimbledon third round.

Following on from an epic five-set men’s match between Marin Cilic and Richard Berankis, the world number one and five-times Wimbledon champion was in no mood to hang around despite the occasional lapse.

Jul 1, 2015

F1 fans want change without gimmicks, survey shows

LONDON (Reuters) – Formula One fans want change but without gimmicks or knee-jerk reactions to a sport many now describe as expensive and boring, according to a survey carried out with the backing of leading drivers.

The Grand Prix Drivers Association (GPDA) said in a statement on Wednesday that 217,756 fans from 194 countries had responded to the online survey between May 22 and June 8.

Jul 1, 2015

Motor racing-F1 fans want change without gimmicks, survey shows

LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) – Formula One fans want change but without gimmicks or knee-jerk reactions to a sport many now describe as expensive and boring, according to a survey carried out with the backing of leading drivers.

The Grand Prix Drivers Association (GPDA) said in a statement on Wednesday that 217,756 fans from 194 countries had responded to the online survey between May 22 and June 8.

Jul 1, 2015

Lewis Hamilton determined to dominate home race

LONDON (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton may not be feeling the years just yet but the double Formula One world champion still senses time is ticking by as he gears up for the ninth British Grand Prix of his career.

The Mercedes driver is determined to dominate at Silverstone on Sunday, where a record crowd of 140,000 will be roaring him on, because every chance to celebrate with the home fans is increasingly precious.

Jul 1, 2015

Hamilton determined to dominate home race

LONDON (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton may not be feeling the years just yet but the double Formula One world champion still senses time is ticking by as he gears up for the ninth British Grand Prix of his career.

The Mercedes driver is determined to dominate at Silverstone on Sunday, where a record crowd of 140,000 will be roaring him on, because every chance to celebrate with the home fans is increasingly precious.

Jul 1, 2015

Motor racing-Hamilton determined to dominate home race

LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton may not be feeling the years just yet but the double Formula One world champion still senses time is ticking by as he gears up for the ninth British Grand Prix of his career.

The Mercedes driver is determined to dominate at Silverstone on Sunday, where a record crowd of 140,000 will be roaring him on, because every chance to celebrate with the home fans is increasingly precious.

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      "I am Reuters London-based motor racing correspondent, writing mostly about Formula One from around the world and covering my first race at Silverstone in 1991. I also report on other sports when not at grands prix."
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