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Oct 14, 2014

Motor racing-Pirelli tire choice for Brazil unacceptable: Massa

LONDON (Reuters) – Brazilian driver Felipe Massa says Pirelli’s choice of tires for his home Formula One grand prix next month is “very dangerous”.

The Italian company announced last week it would be taking its two hardest compounds to Interlagos — the hard and medium tires — due to the high energy demands of the anti-clockwise Sao Paulo circuit.

Oct 13, 2014
Oct 13, 2014

Mercedes braced for a nail-biting finale

LONDON (Reuters) – Mercedes are almost ready to let Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg off the leash now that the title-chasing pair have secured the team’s first Formula One constructors’ world championship. Almost, but not quite.

“If you look at the points, we have made a massive step towards the drivers’ title,” said Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff after the team’s ninth one-two and 13th win of the season in Sunday’s inaugural Russian Grand Prix.

Oct 13, 2014

Motor racing-Mercedes braced for a nail-biting finale

LONDON, Oct 13 (Reuters) – Mercedes are almost ready to let Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg off the leash now that the title-chasing pair have secured the team’s first Formula One constructors’ world championship. Almost, but not quite.

“If you look at the points, we have made a massive step towards the drivers’ title,” said Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff after the team’s ninth one-two and 13th win of the season in Sunday’s inaugural Russian Grand Prix.

Oct 13, 2014

Marussia determined to defend Bianchi’s achievement

SOCHI Russia (Reuters) – The Marussia Formula One team are determined to defend Jules Bianchi’s legacy once they have picked up the pieces and regrouped after a week from hell.

The British-based team withdrew the Frenchman’s car from Sunday’s inaugural Russian Grand Prix as a mark of respect for their critically injured driver but, with their ninth place in the championship at stake, have decisions to make.

Oct 13, 2014

Motor racing-Marussia determined to defend Bianchi’s achievement

SOCHI, Russia, Oct 13 (Reuters) – The Marussia Formula One team are determined to defend Jules Bianchi’s legacy once they have picked up the pieces and regrouped after a week from hell.

The British-based team withdrew the Frenchman’s car from Sunday’s inaugural Russian Grand Prix as a mark of respect for their critically injured driver but, with their ninth place in the championship at stake, have decisions to make.

Oct 12, 2014
Oct 12, 2014

Rosberg has only himself to blame

SOCHI Russia (Reuters) – Nico Rosberg had only himself to blame for a first lap error at the Russian Grand Prix that allowed Mercedes team mate and championship leader Lewis Hamilton to romp to a fourth win in a row on Sunday.

“I just went completely wrong and I don’t understand it,” said the German, now 17 points adrift of the Briton with three races remaining in what amounts to a private duel between the two for the Formula One title.

Oct 12, 2014

Motor racing-Rosberg has only himself to blame

SOCHI, Russia, Oct 12 (Reuters) – Nico Rosberg had only himself to blame for a first lap error at the Russian Grand Prix that allowed Mercedes team mate and championship leader Lewis Hamilton to romp to a fourth win in a row on Sunday.

“I just went completely wrong and I don’t understand it,” said the German, now 17 points adrift of the Briton with three races remaining in what amounts to a private duel between the two for the Formula One title.

Oct 12, 2014

My decision will seem obvious, says Alonso

SOCHI Russia (Reuters) – Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso gave a teasing hint about his Formula One future on Sunday by saying the decision would seem obvious once announced and he was unlikely to drive for a Mercedes-powered team.

“I’m not in a hurry…I understand the curiosity, and I understand, for the fans, the news that can be around the future,” the Spaniard told reporters at the inaugural Russian Grand Prix.

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