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May 24, 2015

Formula One brings out the ‘grid boys’

MONACO (Reuters) – The testosterone-fueled world of Formula One rang the changes, and surprised more than a few drivers, at the showcase Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday by replacing the familiar ‘grid girls’ with male models.

Wearing white polo shirts with branding for Formula One watch sponsor Tag Heuer, jeans and sneakers, the men stood in front of the cars with placards to mark out the drivers’ start positions.

May 24, 2015

Motor racing-Formula One brings out the ‘grid boys’

MONACO, May 24 (Reuters) – The testosterone-fuelled world of Formula One rang the changes, and surprised more than a few drivers, at the showcase Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday by replacing the familiar ‘grid girls’ with male models.

Wearing white polo shirts with branding for Formula One watch sponsor Tag Heuer, jeans and sneakers, the men stood in front of the cars with placards to mark out the drivers’ start positions.

May 24, 2015

Button ends McLaren’s points drought

MONACO (Reuters) – Jenson Button scored the first points of McLaren’s new Formula One partnership with Honda in Monaco on Sunday and said it felt like winning a race.

The 2009 world champion’s eighth place, if far from where the sport’s second most successful team want to be, at least ended a negative trend with McLaren enduring their worst ever start to a season.

May 24, 2015

Jenson Button ends McLaren’s points drought

MONACO (Reuters) – Jenson Button scored the first points of McLaren’s new Formula One partnership with Honda in Monaco on Sunday and said it felt like winning a race.

The 2009 world champion’s eighth place, if far from where the sport’s second most successful team want to be, at least ended a negative trend with McLaren enduring their worst ever start to a season.

May 24, 2015

Motor racing-Button ends McLaren’s points drought

MONACO, May 24 (Reuters) – Jenson Button scored the first points of McLaren’s new Formula One partnership with Honda in Monaco on Sunday and said it felt like winning a race.

The 2009 world champion’s eighth place, if far from where the sport’s second most successful team want to be, at least ended a negative trend with McLaren enduring their worst ever start to a season.

May 24, 2015

Verstappen handed five place penalty for Canada

MONACO (Reuters) – Dutch teenager Max Verstappen will have a five-place grid penalty for next month’s Canadian Grand Prix after causing a collision that brought out the safety car and cost world champion Lewis Hamilton a Monaco victory on Sunday.

The Toro Rosso driver smashed into the back of Romain Grosjean’s Lotus at the Sainte Devote first corner while battling for 10th place.

May 24, 2015

Motor racing-Verstappen handed five place penalty for Canada

MONACO, May 24 (Reuters) – Dutch teenager Max Verstappen will have a five-place grid penalty for next month’s Canadian Grand Prix after causing a collision that brought out the safety car and cost world champion Lewis Hamilton a Monaco victory on Sunday.

The Toro Rosso driver smashed into the back of Romain Grosjean’s Lotus at the Sainte Devote first corner while battling for 10th place.

May 24, 2015

Rosberg is third time lucky in Monaco

MONACO (Reuters) – Nico Rosberg thanked his lucky stars on Sunday after a third successive Monaco Grand Prix victory fell into his lap just when it seemed Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton had hit the jackpot.

“I’m aware I got lucky, very lucky, probably the luckiest I’ve ever been in my career, but I’ll take it and enjoy it,” said the German.

May 24, 2015

Motor racing-Rosberg is third time lucky in Monaco

MONACO, May 24 (Reuters) – Nico Rosberg thanked his lucky stars on Sunday after a third successive Monaco Grand Prix victory fell into his lap just when it seemed Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton had hit the jackpot.

“I’m aware I got lucky, very lucky, probably the luckiest I’ve ever been in my career, but I’ll take it and enjoy it,” said the German.

May 24, 2015

Hamilton revives memories of Senna even in defeat

MONACO (Reuters) – Even in defeat, on the most famous Formula One circuit of them all, Lewis Hamilton revived memories of his great hero and serial Monaco winner Ayrton Senna.

On his slowing-down lap, after a certain victory had been cruelly snatched from his grasp by a pitstop blunder, the Briton stopped his Mercedes at the Portier corner before the tunnel entry.

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