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Aug 23, 2015

Russian GP could become night race in 2017

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (Reuters) – The Russian Grand Prix could become a night race as early as 2017, according to Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone and organizers.

“We’ve talked about it. Maybe in 2017 — So you know you can book your tickets for the next 10 years,” Ecclestone told reporters at the Belgian Grand Prix.

Aug 23, 2015

Russian Grand Prix could become night race in 2017

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (Reuters) – The Russian Grand Prix could become a night race as early as 2017, according to Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone and organisers.

“We’ve talked about it. Maybe in 2017 — So you know you can book your tickets for the next 10 years,” Ecclestone told reporters at the Belgian Grand Prix.

Aug 23, 2015

Motor racing-Russian GP could become night race in 2017

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium, Aug 23 (Reuters) – The Russian Grand Prix could become a night race as early as 2017, according to Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone and organisers.

“We’ve talked about it. Maybe in 2017 — So you know you can book your tickets for the next 10 years,” Ecclestone told reporters at the Belgian Grand Prix.

Aug 22, 2015

Lotus shine despite off-track problems

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (Reuters) – Troubled Lotus enjoyed their best qualifying performance of the season at the Belgian Grand Prix on Saturday even as the Formula One team’s off-track financial problems continued to make headlines.

Frenchman Romain Grosjean was fourth fastest while Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado was eighth at the high-speed circuit.

Aug 22, 2015

Motor racing-Lotus shine despite off-track problems

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium, Aug 22 (Reuters) – Troubled Lotus enjoyed their best qualifying performance of the season at the Belgian Grand Prix on Saturday even as the Formula One team’s off-track financial problems continued to make headlines.

Frenchman Romain Grosjean was fourth fastest while Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado was eighth at the high-speed circuit.

Aug 22, 2015

Mercedes wait for Renault F1 decision

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (Reuters) – Mercedes will not open any discussions with Red Bull about a possible Formula One engine supply until Renault’s future in the sport is clear, the German carmaker’s motorsport director Toto Wolff said on Saturday.

With speculation swirling at the Belgian Grand Prix that Red Bull are seeking an early exit from their partnership with Renault, if their current engine partners do not decide to quit anyway, Wolff remained guarded.

Aug 22, 2015

Motor racing-Mercedes wait for Renault F1 decision

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium, Aug 22 (Reuters) – Mercedes will not open any discussions with Red Bull about a possible Formula One engine supply until Renault’s future in the sport is clear, the German carmaker’s motorsport director Toto Wolff said on Saturday.

With speculation swirling at the Belgian Grand Prix that Red Bull are seeking an early exit from their partnership with Renault, if their current engine partners do not decide to quit anyway, Wolff remained guarded.

Aug 22, 2015

Vettel rues costly mistake in Spa qualifying

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (Reuters) – Sebastian Vettel rued a costly mistake as Ferrari’s hopes of making their 900th race one to remember suffered a setback at the Belgian Grand Prix on Saturday.

Sebastian Vettel qualified ninth for what will be his 150th race start, but will start one place higher up the grid thanks to Romain Grosjean being penalized, while Kimi Raikkonen was only 14th after his car broke down.

Aug 22, 2015

Motor racing-Vettel rues costly mistake in Spa qualifying

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium, Aug 22 (Reuters) – Sebastian Vettel rued a costly mistake as Ferrari’s hopes of making their 900th race one to remember suffered a setback at the Belgian Grand Prix on Saturday.

Sebastian Vettel qualified ninth for what will be his 150th race start, but will start one place higher up the grid thanks to Romain Grosjean being penalised, while Kimi Raikkonen was only 14th after his car broke down.

Aug 22, 2015

Hamilton secures pole trophy with 10 out of 11

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (Reuters) – Double world champion Lewis Hamilton clinched the Formula One pole trophy at the Belgian Grand Prix on Saturday with a flawless lap to take top slot on the starting grid for the 10th time in 11 races.

The Mercedes driver will have his closest rival and team mate Nico Rosberg, last year’s inaugural pole trophy winner, alongside on the front row.

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