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Aug 22, 2015

Motor racing-Hamilton secures pole trophy with 10 out of 11

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium, Aug 22 (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.

Aug 22, 2015

Ton up for McLaren as grid penalties mount

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (Reuters) – McLaren drivers Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button collected more meaningless starting grid penalties at the Belgian Grand Prix on Saturday, taking their total tally to a drop of 105 places between the pair of them.

Spaniard Alonso, who was handed a 30 place demotion on Friday for a raft of power unit changes, was given a further 25 place penalty for yet another series of modifications.

Aug 22, 2015

Motor racing-Ton up for McLaren as grid penalties mount

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium, Aug 22 (Reuters) – McLaren drivers Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button collected more meaningless starting grid penalties at the Belgian Grand Prix on Saturday, taking their total tally to a drop of 105 places between the pair of them.

Spaniard Alonso, who was handed a 30 place demotion on Friday for a raft of power unit changes, was given a further 25 place penalty for yet another series of modifications.

Aug 22, 2015

Ecclestone says no cut-price deal for Monza

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (Reuters) – Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has warned Italian Grand Prix organisers there can be no cut-price deal to keep Monza on the calendar after 2016.

“They’ve got a contract, all they’ve got to do is find a pen,” he told Reuters at the Belgian Grand Prix on Saturday. “It’s easy. We had a deal with them two years ago, if they just continue with that it’s all OK.

Aug 22, 2015

Motor racing-Ecclestone says no cut-price deal for Monza

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium, Aug 22 (Reuters) – Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has warned Italian Grand Prix organisers there can be no cut-price deal to keep Monza on the calendar after 2016.

“They’ve got a contract, all they’ve got to do is find a pen,” he told Reuters at the Belgian Grand Prix on Saturday. “It’s easy. We had a deal with them two years ago, if they just continue with that it’s all OK.

Aug 22, 2015

Hamilton puts the hammer down in final Spa practice

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (Reuters) – Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton was fastest in final Belgian Grand Prix practice on Saturday with a blistering lap nearly half a second quicker than Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg.

Rosberg, 21 points behind the Briton after 10 of 19 races, had been quickest in both Friday sessions despite an explosive high-speed blowout that triggered a long examination of the tyres.

Aug 22, 2015

Motor racing-Hamilton puts the hammer down in final Spa practice

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium, Aug 22 (Reuters) – Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton was fastest in final Belgian Grand Prix practice on Saturday with a blistering lap nearly half a second quicker than Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg.

Rosberg, 21 points behind the Briton after 10 of 19 races, had been quickest in both Friday sessions despite an explosive high-speed blowout that triggered a long examination of the tyres.

Aug 22, 2015

Pirelli pin Rosberg tire failure on external cut

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (Reuters) – Nico Rosberg’s high-speed blowout in Belgian Grand Prix practice was likely caused by an external cut to the tire and any structural problem can be ruled out, Formula One supplier Pirelli said on Saturday.

“We have conducted a thorough investigation to find out exactly what happened with Nico’s tire,” said Pirelli motorsport head Paul Hembery.

Aug 22, 2015

Motor racing-Pirelli pin Rosberg tyre failure on external cut

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium, Aug 22 (Reuters) – Nico Rosberg’s high-speed blowout in Belgian Grand Prix practice was likely caused by an external cut to the tyre and any structural problem can be ruled out, Formula One supplier Pirelli said on Saturday.

“We have conducted a thorough investigation to find out exactly what happened with Nico’s tyre,” said Pirelli motorsport head Paul Hembery.

Aug 21, 2015

Life after death speeds up for Patrick Dempsey

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (Reuters) – Life after death has only got faster for Patrick Dempsey.

The heart-throb of U.S. network series ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ –until ‘Dr McDreamy’ was killed off in a car accident last season — celebrated a podium finish in the Le Mans 24 Hours race in June and has immersed himself even more in the world of sportscar racing.

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