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Jul 6, 2015

Motor racing-Lotus F1 team have winding-up petition adjourned

LONDON, July 6 (Reuters) – A winding-up petition brought by creditors against the Lotus Formula One team has been adjourned for two weeks.

A spokeswoman for the Companies Court in London said on Monday that the claim against the Enstone-based team, title winners in a previous existence as Benetton and Renault, would be heard on July 20.

Jul 6, 2015

Silverstone lifts F1 gloom, if only for a day

LONDON (Reuters) – Formula One has many problems, but Sunday’s British Grand Prix, a thrilling race won by tearful home hero Lewis Hamilton in front of a record 140,000 strong crowd, was not one of them.

“Crisis called off?” asked Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff, relieved not to be facing questions about domination, falling viewing figures and a lack of competition after his team took their sixth one-two finish in nine races.

Jul 6, 2015

Silverstone lifts Formula One gloom, if only for a day

LONDON (Reuters) – Formula One has many problems, but Sunday’s British Grand Prix, a thrilling race won by tearful home hero Lewis Hamilton in front of a record 140,000 strong crowd, was not one of them.

“Crisis called off?” asked Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff, relieved not to be facing questions about domination, falling viewing figures and a lack of competition after his team took their sixth one-two finish in nine races.

Jul 6, 2015

Motor racing-Silverstone lifts F1 gloom, if only for a day

LONDON, July 6 (Reuters) – Formula One has many problems, but Sunday’s British Grand Prix, a thrilling race won by tearful home hero Lewis Hamilton in front of a record 140,000 strong crowd, was not one of them.

“Crisis called off?” asked Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff, relieved not to be facing questions about domination, falling viewing figures and a lack of competition after his team took their sixth one-two finish in nine races.

Jul 6, 2015

Aston Martin F1 deal ‘improbable’, says CEO

LONDON (Reuters) – Aston Martin have had plenty of approaches from Formula One teams wanting to bring the brand back to the sport but the chances of a deal are improbable at best, chief executive Andy Palmer told Reuters on Monday.

The former Nissan executive, who joined the classic British sportscar marque last year, recognized the rumor mill was running wild at Sunday’s British Grand Prix but said there were substantial obstacles to any involvement.

Jul 6, 2015

Motor racing-Aston Martin F1 deal ‘improbable’, says CEO

LONDON, July 6 (Reuters) – Aston Martin have had plenty of approaches from Formula One teams wanting to bring the brand back to the sport but the chances of a deal are improbable at best, chief executive Andy Palmer told Reuters on Monday.

The former Nissan executive, who joined the classic British sportscar marque last year, recognised the rumour mill was running wild at Sunday’s British Grand Prix but said there were substantial obstacles to any involvement.

Jul 6, 2015

McLaren feeling the pain on and off the track

LONDON (Reuters) – McLaren have acknowledged that their lack of Formula One success is hurting commercially in terms of lost revenues and sponsor appeal.

The sport’s second most successful team have not won since 2012 and have scored five points in nine races of a new partnership with Japanese car giant Honda.

Jul 6, 2015

Motor racing-McLaren feeling the pain on and off the track

LONDON, July 6 (Reuters) – McLaren have acknowledged that their lack of Formula One success is hurting commercially in terms of lost revenues and sponsor appeal.

The sport’s second most successful team have not won since 2012 and have scored five points in nine races of a new partnership with Japanese car giant Honda.

Jul 5, 2015

The glass is half empty for Ferrari’s Arrivabene

SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) – Sebastian Vettel’s third place finish at the British Grand Prix on Sunday was met with more pessimism than optimism by his Ferrari Formula One principal Maurizio Arrivabene.

“I think the glass is half empty, not half full,” the Italian told reporters.

Jul 5, 2015

Motor racing-The glass is half empty for Ferrari’s Arrivabene

SILVERSTONE, England, July 5 (Reuters) – Sebastian Vettel’s third place finish at the British Grand Prix on Sunday was met with more pessimism than optimism by his Ferrari Formula One principal Maurizio Arrivabene.

“I think the glass is half empty, not half full,” the Italian told reporters.

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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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