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Aug 22, 2014

Chilton return dashes Rossi’s debut hopes

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS Belgium (Reuters) – Marussia reinstated British driver Max Chilton for the Belgian Grand Prix on Friday, a day after the team dropped him, in a U-turn that dashed American Alexander Rossi’s hopes of a race debut.

The Russian-licensed team said in a terse statement that Chilton, 23, was again their nominated driver “following a change in circumstances”.

Aug 22, 2014

Motor racing-Chilton return dashes Rossi’s debut hopes

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium, Aug 22 (Reuters) – Marussia reinstated British driver Max Chilton for the Belgian Grand Prix on Friday, a day after the team dropped him, in a U-turn that dashed American Alexander Rossi’s hopes of a race debut.

The Russian-licensed team said in a terse statement that Chilton, 23, was again their nominated driver “following a change in circumstances”.

Aug 22, 2014
Aug 22, 2014

Rosberg leads Hamilton in Belgian practice

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS Belgium (Reuters) – Formula One leader Nico Rosberg set the fastest time in opening Belgian Grand Prix practice on Friday after renewing his duel with Mercedes team mate and title rival Lewis Hamilton.

Returning refreshed from the August break, Rosberg set a best time of one minute 51.577 seconds around the classic Ardennes circuit.

Aug 22, 2014

Motor racing-Rosberg leads Hamilton in Belgian practice

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium, Aug 22 (Reuters) – Formula One leader Nico Rosberg set the fastest time in opening Belgian Grand Prix practice on Friday after renewing his duel with Mercedes team mate and title rival Lewis Hamilton.

Returning refreshed from the August break, Rosberg set a best time of one minute 51.577 seconds around the classic Ardennes circuit.

Aug 22, 2014

Motor racing-F1 has no argument with Russia, says Ecclestone

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS Belgium (Reuters) – Formula One has no argument with Russia and the country’s debut grand prix will go ahead as planned in October despite the crisis in Ukraine, Bernie Ecclestone said on Friday.

“We have a contract. Our friends there, they are happy with the contract so we’ll be there,” the sport’s 83-year-old commercial supremo told Reuters in the Belgian Grand Prix paddock.

Aug 22, 2014

F1 has no argument with Russia, says Ecclestone

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS Belgium (Reuters) – Formula One has no argument with Russia and the country’s debut grand prix will go ahead as planned in October despite the crisis in Ukraine, Bernie Ecclestone said on Friday.

“We have a contract. Our friends there, they are happy with the contract so we’ll be there,” the sport’s 83-year-old commercial supremo told Reuters in the Belgian Grand Prix paddock.

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