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Jul 24, 2015

Motor racing-Hungarian GP full of memories on 30th anniversary

BUDAPEST, July 24 (Reuters) – It was the grand prix where Formula One drivers, including the likes of future champions Ayrton Senna and Nigel Mansell, considered themselves lucky to be in a Lada.

In 1986, Hungary witnessed a sporting breakthrough with the first Formula One race held behind what was then the “Iron Curtain” dividing Europe’s Communist east from the Capitalist west.

Jul 24, 2015

Hamilton fastest, Perez unhurt after crash

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton was quickest in both Hungarian Grand Prix practice sessions on Friday after Mexican Sergio Perez walked away unscathed from a spectacular rolling crash.

Hamilton, four-times a winner in Hungary and clear favourite for Sunday’s race, set a best time of one minute 23.949 seconds in the afternoon after a 1.25.141 lap in the twice halted opening session.

Jul 24, 2015

Perez unhurt after crash-landing upside down in Hungary

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Mexican Sergio Perez scrambled free from the wreckage of a heavy crash that left his Force India upside down on the track, halting first practise for the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix on Friday.

Video replays indicated a right rear suspension failure after the car went over artificial grass at the exit to turn 11 and pitched sideways across the track and into the barriers.

Jul 24, 2015

Motor racing-Perez unhurt after crash-landing upside down in Hungary

BUDAPEST, July 24 (Reuters) – Mexican Sergio Perez scrambled free from the wreckage of a heavy crash that left his Force India upside down on the track, halting first practice for the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix on Friday.

Video replays indicated a right rear suspension failure after the car went over artificial grass at the exit to turn 11 and pitched sideways across the track and into the barriers.

Jul 24, 2015

Formula One’s Lotus blame bank transfer for tyre delay

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – The Lotus Formula One team blamed a banking technicality for a delay in Pirelli releasing tyres to them ahead of first Hungarian Grand Prix practice on Friday.

The team received their tyres less than an hour before cars went out on track at the Hungaroring.

Jul 23, 2015

Hamilton casts doubt on Rosberg’s brake problems

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Nico Rosberg said he has been working around brake problems all season but Mercedes team mate and Formula One title rival Lewis Hamilton questioned on Thursday how big an issue that really was.

“He was perfectly fine on the brakes in the last race (at Silverstone)…I’m just letting you know, because I know the data and he knows you’re going to ask me that,” the double world champion told reporters at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Jul 23, 2015

Motor racing-Hamilton casts doubt on Rosberg’s brake problems

BUDAPEST, July 23 (Reuters) – Nico Rosberg said he has been working around brake problems all season but Mercedes team mate and Formula One title rival Lewis Hamilton questioned on Thursday how big an issue that really was.

“He was perfectly fine on the brakes in the last race (at Silverstone)…I’m just letting you know, because I know the data and he knows you’re going to ask me that,” the double world champion told reporters at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Jul 23, 2015

Raikkonen says he has the speed that Ferrari need

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Kimi Raikkonen believes he still has the speed that Ferrari need despite reports that the Formula One team are lining up a replacement for 2016 in fellow-Finn Valtteri Bottas.

“Everybody has their own view, but I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t think I had the speed,” the 2007 world champion told reporters at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Thursday.

Jul 23, 2015

Motor racing-Raikkonen says he has the speed that Ferrari need

BUDAPEST, July 23 (Reuters) – Kimi Raikkonen believes he still has the speed that Ferrari need despite reports that the Formula One team are lining up a replacement for 2016 in fellow-Finn Valtteri Bottas.

“Everybody has their own view, but I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t think I had the speed,” the 2007 world champion told reporters at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Thursday.

Jul 23, 2015

Motor racing-F1 drivers mourn Bianchi but racing stays the same

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Formula One drivers mourned French driver Jules Bianchi on Thursday but made clear his untimely death would not change the way they go racing or their willingness to take risks.

The popular Bianchi died in hospital last Friday nine months after his Marussia car slammed into a recovery tractor at the Japanese Grand Prix.

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      "I am Reuters London-based motor racing correspondent, writing mostly about Formula One from around the world and covering my first race at Silverstone in 1991. I also report on other sports when not at grands prix."
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