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May 24, 2015

Wolff says teams interested in Mercedes ‘customer cars’

MONACO (Reuters) – Three Formula One teams have asked Mercedes about the possibility of acquiring ‘customer cars’ if the rules allow it, according to Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff.

The Austrian brushed aside a suggestion that none of the smaller constructors, many of them struggling financially, wanted to relinquish their status and run cars provided by others.

May 24, 2015

Motor racing-Wolff says teams interested in Mercedes ‘customer cars’

MONACO, May 24 (Reuters) – Three Formula One teams have asked Mercedes about the possibility of acquiring ‘customer cars’ if the rules allow it, according to Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff.

The Austrian brushed aside a suggestion that none of the smaller constructors, many of them struggling financially, wanted to relinquish their status and run cars provided by others.

May 23, 2015

Monaco just does not suit our car, say Williams

MONACO (Reuters) – Williams said the tight and twisty Monaco street circuit just did not suit their Formula One car’s characteristics after Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas endured a difficult Saturday qualifying.

Finnish driver Bottas failed to get through the first phase and ended up in 17th place while Brazilian Massa was only 14th fastest for a Mercedes-powered team currently in third place overall.

May 23, 2015

Motor racing-Monaco just does not suit our car, say Williams

MONACO, May 23 (Reuters) – Williams said the tight and twisty Monaco street circuit just did not suit their Formula One car’s characteristics after Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas endured a difficult Saturday qualifying.

Finnish driver Bottas failed to get through the first phase and ended up in 17th place while Brazilian Massa was only 14th fastest for a Mercedes-powered team currently in third place overall.

May 23, 2015

Rosberg clutching at straws after pole setback

MONACO (Reuters) – Nico Rosberg searched for positives after an error, and the speed of Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton, shattered his hopes of securing a third successive Monaco Grand Prix pole position on Saturday.

“For sure a disappointing day,” the German told reporters after double world champion Hamilton had seized the top grid slot in the showcase race for the first time in his Formula One career.

May 23, 2015

Motor racing-Rosberg clutching at straws after pole setback

MONACO, May 23 (Reuters) – Nico Rosberg searched for positives after an error, and the speed of Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton, shattered his hopes of securing a third successive Monaco Grand Prix pole position on Saturday.

“For sure a disappointing day,” the German told reporters after double world champion Hamilton had seized the top grid slot in the showcase race for the first time in his Formula One career.

May 23, 2015

McLaren drivers unhappy with Monaco stewards

MONACO (Reuters) – McLaren drivers Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button complained on Saturday that stewards had been too lenient towards drivers who blocked others in practise and qualifying at the Monaco Grand Prix.

Overtaking is extremely difficult in the season’s showcase event and on-track traffic is always a problem.

May 23, 2015

Motor racing-McLaren drivers unhappy with Monaco stewards

MONACO, May 23 (Reuters) – McLaren drivers Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button complained on Saturday that stewards had been too lenient towards drivers who blocked others in practice and qualifying at the Monaco Grand Prix.

Overtaking is extremely difficult in the season’s showcase event and on-track traffic is always a problem.

May 23, 2015

Hamilton takes his first Monaco F1 pole

MONACO (Reuters) – Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton took the first Monaco Grand Prix pole position of his career on Saturday as Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg blew his own hopes of a qualifying hat-trick.

Rosberg, winner from pole for the past two years on the twisty metal-fenced streets where passing is almost impossible, qualified second in an overcast final session with rain threatening.

May 23, 2015

Motor racing-Hamilton takes his first Monaco F1 pole

MONACO, May 23 (Reuters) – Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton took the first Monaco Grand Prix pole position of his career on Saturday as Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg blew his own hopes of a qualifying hat-trick.

Rosberg, winner from pole for the past two years on the twisty metal-fenced streets where passing is almost impossible, qualified second in an overcast final session with rain threatening.

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