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Apr 19, 2015

Motor racing-Hamilton wins again under Bahrain floodlights

MANAMA, April 19 (Reuters) – Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton won the Bahrain Grand Prix for the second year in a row on Sunday with Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen back on the podium to deny Mercedes another one-two finish under the floodlights.

The Briton’s flying pole-to-flag victory at the desert track was his third win in four races this season and 36th of his career.

Apr 19, 2015

Ecclestone happy to keep V6 engines if costs kept down

MANAMA (Reuters) – Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone, who has been critical of the sport’s V6 turbo hybrid power units since their debut last year, said on Sunday he would be happy to keep them if they became more powerful for less money.

Engine manufacturers held talks in the Bahrain Grand Prix paddock on Friday about plans to introduce 1,000 horsepower V6 units from 2017, which would make cars louder and more of a handful.

Apr 19, 2015

Motor racing-Ecclestone happy to keep V6 engines if costs kept down

MANAMA, April 19 (Reuters) – Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone, who has been critical of the sport’s V6 turbo hybrid power units since their debut last year, said on Sunday he would be happy to keep them if they became more powerful for less money.

Engine manufacturers held talks in the Bahrain Grand Prix paddock on Friday about plans to introduce 1,000 horsepower V6 units from 2017, which would make cars louder and more of a handful.

Apr 19, 2015

Ecclestone gives Azerbaijan the all-clear

MANAMA (Reuters) – Formula One has no qualms about holding a grand prix in Azerbaijan next year despite concerns raised by rights activists, the sport’s commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone said on Sunday.

“Baku? No problem. That’s going to be another good race,” the 84-year-old told reporters at the Bahrain Grand Prix, another controversial fixture that follows on from China in a crowded calendar.

Apr 19, 2015

Motor racing-Ecclestone gives Azerbaijan the all-clear

MANAMA, April 19 (Reuters) – Formula One has no qualms about holding a grand prix in Azerbaijan next year despite concerns raised by rights activists, the sport’s commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone said on Sunday.

“Baku? No problem. That’s going to be another good race,” the 84-year-old told reporters at the Bahrain Grand Prix, another controversial fixture that follows on from China in a crowded calendar.

Apr 18, 2015

Vettel hopes for Bahrain battle with Mercedes

MANAMA (Reuters) – Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton expects resurgent Ferrari to be hard to beat in Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix and Sebastian Vettel hopes to prove him right.

After the pair qualified on the front row on Saturday, with Hamilton on pole for the fourth race in succession for Mercedes, Vettel told reporters his Italian team had taken another important step.

Apr 18, 2015

Motor racing-Vettel hopes for Bahrain battle with Mercedes

MANAMA, April 18 (Reuters) – Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton expects resurgent Ferrari to be hard to beat in Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix and Sebastian Vettel hopes to prove him right.

After the pair qualified on the front row on Saturday, with Hamilton on pole for the fourth race in succession for Mercedes, Vettel told reporters his Italian team had taken another important step.

Apr 18, 2015

Qualifying goes ‘pear-shaped’ for Rosberg

MANAMA (Reuters) – Too much forward thinking back-fired on Nico Rosberg on Saturday when his Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying went “pear-shaped”.

“It just went wrong because I was thinking about the race too much,” the Mercedes driver told reporters after qualifying third with Formula One champion team mate Lewis Hamilton on pole for the fourth race in a row.

Apr 18, 2015

Motor racing-Qualifying goes ‘pear-shaped’ for Rosberg

MANAMA, April 18 (Reuters) – Too much forward thinking back-fired on Nico Rosberg on Saturday when his Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying went “pear-shaped”.

“It just went wrong because I was thinking about the race too much,” the Mercedes driver told reporters after qualifying third with Formula One champion team mate Lewis Hamilton on pole for the fourth race in a row.

Apr 18, 2015

Hamilton on pole in Bahrain as Rosberg slips up

MANAMA (Reuters) – Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton drove his ‘beast’ of a Mercedes to a fourth successive pole position on Saturday while team mate Nico Rosberg failed to make the front row at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

The Briton will have Sebastian Vettel’s Ferrari alongside instead on Sunday, with fellow German Rosberg managing only third after taking pole at the Sakhir circuit the two previous years.

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