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Aug 21, 2015

Life after death speeds up for 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.

Aug 21, 2015

Motor racing-Life after death speeds up for Dempsey

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium, Aug 21 (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.

Aug 21, 2015

Motor racing-Rosberg fastest in Belgium despite tyre blowout

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium, Aug 21 (Reuters) – Nico Rosberg was fastest for Mercedes in Belgian Grand Prix practice on Friday despite an explosive, high-speed tyre blowout that had the German wrestling to keep the car out of the barriers.

After lapping fastest in bright and sunny morning conditions, Rosberg went quicker in the afternoon before flirting with disaster.

Aug 21, 2015

Alonso and Button demoted to back of grid

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (Reuters) – McLaren drivers Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button will start last in Sunday’s Belgian Formula One Grand Prix after being hit with heavy grid penalties for changes to their Honda power units.

Spaniard Alonso was given a drop of 30 grid positions, despite only 20 cars being entered for the race, while British team mate Button collected a marginally less draconian 25-place penalty.

Aug 21, 2015

Motor racing-Alonso and Button demoted to back of grid

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium, Aug 21 (Reuters) – McLaren drivers Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button will start last in Sunday’s Belgian Formula One Grand Prix after being hit with heavy grid penalties for changes to their Honda power units.

Spaniard Alonso was given a drop of 30 grid positions, despite only 20 cars being entered for the race, while British team mate Button collected a marginally less draconian 25-place penalty.

Aug 21, 2015

Rosberg pips Hamilton, Maldonado crashes

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (Reuters) – Formula One got back to work in predictable fashion in Belgium on Friday with Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado crashing his Lotus while champions Mercedes topped the first practice timesheets after the summer break.

Nico Rosberg pipped his championship leading team mate Lewis Hamilton, who has a 21-point lead after 10-of-19 races, by 0.242 seconds.

Aug 21, 2015

Motor racing-Rosberg pips Hamilton, Maldonado crashes

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium, Aug 21 (Reuters) – Formula One got back to work in predictable fashion in Belgium on Friday with Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado crashing his Lotus while champions Mercedes topped the first practice timesheets after the summer break.

Nico Rosberg pipped his championship leading team mate Lewis Hamilton, who has a 21-point lead after 10-of-19 races, by 0.242 seconds.

Aug 21, 2015

Button steps up personal security after robbery

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (Reuters) – McLaren Formula One driver Jenson Button has taken measures to increase his personal security after the Briton and his wife were robbed while asleep in a private villa in the south of France this month.

The 2009 world champion’s wife Jessica had her 300,000 euro engagement ring taken in the burglary in Saint-Tropez, with Button fearing the couple may have been knocked out by soporific gas fed through the air conditioning system.

Aug 21, 2015

Motor racing-Button steps up personal security after robbery

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium, Aug 21 (Reuters) – McLaren Formula One driver Jenson Button has taken measures to increase his personal security after the Briton and his wife were robbed while asleep in a private villa in the south of France this month.

The 2009 world champion’s wife Jessica had her 300,000 euro ($337,710) engagement ring taken in the burglary in Saint-Tropez, with Button fearing the couple may have been knocked out by soporific gas fed through the air conditioning system.

Aug 20, 2015

Bottas says Ferrari rumours hurt Williams relationship

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (Reuters) – Valtteri Bottas suggested on Thursday that recent speculation linking him to Ferrari had hurt relations between the driver and his Williams Formula One team.

The Finn was seen as a favourite to replace compatriot Kimi Raikkonen at the Italian glamour team next year until Ferrari announced on Wednesday that the 2007 world champion was staying for another season.

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