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Oct 15, 2014

Motor racing-Mercedes oppose move to free up engine development

LONDON, Oct 15 (Reuters) – Dominant Mercedes plan to block an attempt by Formula One rivals to relax the rules and allow engine development during the course of next season.

The engine rules are currently ‘frozen’ in-season to keep costs down after the introduction of costly new V6 turbo hybrid power units this year.

Oct 14, 2014
Oct 14, 2014
Oct 14, 2014

Bianchi will keep fighting, says father

LONDON (Reuters) – Critically injured French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi will not give up his fight for life but the situation remains desperate, his father Philippe said on Tuesday.

Speaking to Italy’s Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper in Yokkaichi, Japan, where the 25-year-old Marussia driver is in intensive care, Bianchi senior said it was a miracle his son was still alive.

Oct 14, 2014

Motor racing-Bianchi will keep fighting, says father

LONDON, Oct 14 (Reuters) – Critically injured French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi will not give up his fight for life but the situation remains desperate, his father Philippe said on Tuesday.

Speaking to Italy’s Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper in Yokkaichi, Japan, where the 25-year-old Marussia driver is in intensive care, Bianchi senior said it was a miracle his son was still alive.

Oct 14, 2014

Pirelli tire choice for Brazil unacceptable: Massa

LONDON (Reuters) – Brazilian driver Felipe Massa says Pirelli’s choice of tires for his home Formula One grand prix next month is “very dangerous”.

The Italian company announced last week it would be taking its two hardest compounds to Interlagos — the hard and medium tires — due to the high energy demands of the anti-clockwise Sao Paulo circuit.

Oct 14, 2014

Motor racing-Pirelli tire choice for Brazil unacceptable: Massa

LONDON (Reuters) – Brazilian driver Felipe Massa says Pirelli’s choice of tires for his home Formula One grand prix next month is “very dangerous”.

The Italian company announced last week it would be taking its two hardest compounds to Interlagos — the hard and medium tires — due to the high energy demands of the anti-clockwise Sao Paulo circuit.

Oct 13, 2014
Oct 13, 2014

Mercedes braced for a nail-biting finale

LONDON (Reuters) – Mercedes are almost ready to let Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg off the leash now that the title-chasing pair have secured the team’s first Formula One constructors’ world championship. Almost, but not quite.

“If you look at the points, we have made a massive step towards the drivers’ title,” said Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff after the team’s ninth one-two and 13th win of the season in Sunday’s inaugural Russian Grand Prix.

Oct 13, 2014

Motor racing-Mercedes braced for a nail-biting finale

LONDON, Oct 13 (Reuters) – Mercedes are almost ready to let Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg off the leash now that the title-chasing pair have secured the team’s first Formula One constructors’ world championship. Almost, but not quite.

“If you look at the points, we have made a massive step towards the drivers’ title,” said Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff after the team’s ninth one-two and 13th win of the season in Sunday’s inaugural Russian Grand Prix.

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