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Sep 4, 2015

Hamilton fastest as Mercedes dominate at Monza

MONZA, Italy (Reuters) – Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton set the pace in first practise for the Italian Grand Prix on Friday with Mercedes team mate and closest rival Nico Rosberg nearly half a second slower.

The Briton, who will be chasing his 11th pole position in 12 races on Saturday, told reporters on arriving at Monza with his hair dyed blond that he was going through an ‘experimental’ phase.

Sep 4, 2015

Motor racing-Hamilton fastest as Mercedes dominate at Monza

MONZA, Italy, Sept 4 (Reuters) – Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton set the pace in first practice for the Italian Grand Prix on Friday with Mercedes team mate and closest rival Nico Rosberg nearly half a second slower.

The Briton, who will be chasing his 11th pole position in 12 races on Saturday, told reporters on arriving at Monza with his hair dyed blond that he was going through an ‘experimental’ phase.

Sep 4, 2015

Williams increase revenues and pay down debt

MONZA, Italy (Reuters) – The improved track performance of the Williams Formula One team was reflected in the interim results of the parent company on Friday with Williams Grand Prix Holdings reporting increased revenues and reduced debt.

“The improved performance of our Formula One team on the track is now reflected in both higher commercial rights income and increased sponsorship revenue, bolstering our financial results,” said chief executive Mike O’Driscoll.

Sep 4, 2015

Motor racing-Williams increase revenues and pay down debt

MONZA, Italy, Sept 4 (Reuters) – The improved track performance of the Williams Formula One team was reflected in the interim results of the parent company on Friday with Williams Grand Prix Holdings reporting increased revenues and reduced debt.

“The improved performance of our Formula One team on the track is now reflected in both higher commercial rights income and increased sponsorship revenue, bolstering our financial results,” said chief executive Mike O’Driscoll.

Sep 3, 2015

Button calls for closed cockpits after Wilson death

MONZA, Italy (Reuters) – Jenson Button has called for Formula One to introduce closed cockpits as soon as possible after the death in America of British IndyCar driver Justin Wilson.

Once a strong supporter of cockpits remaining open, the 2009 world champion said Wilson’s fatal crash last month had forced a change of mind.

Sep 3, 2015

Motor racing-Button calls for closed cockpits after Wilson death

MONZA, Italy, Sept 3 (Reuters) – Jenson Button has called for Formula One to introduce closed cockpits as soon as possible after the death in America of British IndyCar driver Justin Wilson.

Once a strong supporter of cockpits remaining open, the 2009 world champion said Wilson’s fatal crash last month had forced a change of mind.

Sep 3, 2015

Too much pressure could be disaster, warns Hamilton

MONZA, Italy (Reuters) – Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton warned on Thursday of potential “disaster” if tyre pressures were increased substantially in response to dramatic Belgian Grand Prix blowouts two weeks ago.

Pirelli, who blamed debris and excessive usage for failures suffered by Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and Hamilton’s Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg two weeks ago, have recommended changes to pressures and camber for Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix.

Sep 3, 2015

Motor racing-Too much pressure could be disaster, warns Hamilton

MONZA, Italy, Sept 3 (Reuters) – Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton warned on Thursday of potential “disaster” if tyre pressures were increased substantially in response to dramatic Belgian Grand Prix blowouts two weeks ago.

Pirelli, who blamed debris and excessive usage for failures suffered by Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and Hamilton’s Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg two weeks ago, have recommended changes to pressures and camber for Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix.

Sep 3, 2015

Motor racing-Pirelli blame Spa blowouts on track debris

MONZA, Italy, Sept 3 (Reuters) – An “exceptional combined effect” of track debris and prolonged usage caused Sebastian Vettel and Nico Rosberg’s high-speed tyre blowouts at last month’s Belgian Grand Prix, Formula One supplier Pirelli said on Thursday.

“The events at Spa can…be put down to external factors, linked with the prolonged use of the tyres on one of the most severe tracks of the championship,” they said in a statement at the Italian Grand Prix.

Sep 3, 2015

Williams retain Bottas and Massa for 2016

MONZA, Italy (Reuters) – Finland’s Valtteri Bottas and Brazilian Felipe Massa will be racing for Williams again next season, the Formula One team said on Thursday in an announcement ending speculation about the possible return of Jenson Button.

“Stability is key for any team to thrive in Formula One,” said principal Frank Williams in a statement at the Italian Grand Prix.

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