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Feb 27, 2015

Motor racing-Button buoyed by McLaren progress

BARCELONA, Feb 27 (Reuters) – Jenson Button saw signs of real progress at McLaren on Friday after a day’s work where he completed 101 laps of the Circuit de Catalunya in Formula One testing.

“Wow, we have something to talk about. I’m sorry I’m late but I had a really long debrief with the engineers,” he said, grinning to a crowd of reporters who had waited for him to appear in the team hospitality tent.

Feb 27, 2015

Rosberg shows Mercedes’ true pace in testing

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Mercedes gave their rivals a morale-sapping glimpse of their true pace in Formula One testing on Friday with Nico Rosberg lapping more than a second quicker than anyone else.

After days spent pounding around on long runs with the slower medium tyres, the champions changed their focus and sent Rosberg out on softs for the first time in this year’s winter testing.

Feb 27, 2015

Motor racing-Rosberg shows Mercedes’ true pace in testing

BARCELONA, Feb 27 (Reuters) – Mercedes gave their rivals a morale-sapping glimpse of their true pace in Formula One testing on Friday with Nico Rosberg lapping more than a second quicker than anyone else.

After days spent pounding around on long runs with the slower medium tyres, the champions changed their focus and sent Rosberg out on softs for the first time in this year’s winter testing.

Feb 27, 2015

Hulkenberg positive after first laps in new car

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Nico Hulkenberg looked for the positives after finally getting his hands on Force India’s new Formula One car with barely any time left to test it before next month’s Australian season-opener.

The tall German propped up the timesheets with the slowest lap on Friday but at least there were 77 of them against his name.

Feb 27, 2015

Motor racing-Hulkenberg positive after first laps in new car

BARCELONA, Feb 27 (Reuters) – Nico Hulkenberg looked for the positives after finally getting his hands on Force India’s new Formula One car with barely any time left to test it before next month’s Australian season-opener.

The tall German propped up the timesheets with the slowest lap on Friday but at least there were 77 of them against his name.

Feb 27, 2015

Marussia on F1 entry list, Caterham gone

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Marussia’s climb back from the brink of Formula One extinction gained momentum on Friday when they were included on the official 2015 entry list, subject to conditions.

There was no such salvation for tail-end rivals Caterham, founded by Malaysian entrepreneur Tony Fernandes, who have failed to find a buyer and whose cars and equipment will be auctioned off next month.

Feb 27, 2015

Motor racing-Marussia on F1 entry list, Caterham gone

BARCELONA, Feb 27 (Reuters) – Marussia’s climb back from the brink of Formula One extinction gained momentum on Friday when they were included on the official 2015 entry list, subject to conditions.

There was no such salvation for tail-end rivals Caterham, founded by Malaysian entrepreneur Tony Fernandes, who have failed to find a buyer and whose cars and equipment will be auctioned off next month.

Feb 27, 2015

Motor racing-Marussia on F1 entry list, Caterham gone

BARCELONA, Feb 27 (Reuters) – Marussia’s climb back from the brink of Formula One extinction gained momentum on Friday when they were included on the official 2015 entry list, subject to conditions.

There was no such salvation for tail-end rivals Caterham, founded by Malaysian entrepreneur Tony Fernandes, who have failed to find a buyer and whose cars and equipment will be auctioned off next month.

Feb 27, 2015

Lauda neutral on chances of German GP happening

BARCELONA (Reuters) – The chances of Germany hosting a Formula One Grand Prix this year are only 50-50 despite determined efforts to save it, according to Niki Lauda.

The retired triple world champion, now non-executive chairman of reigning champions Mercedes, told Reuters at the final pre-season test in Barcelona that the race remained in the balance.

Feb 27, 2015

Motor racing-Lauda neutral on chances of German GP happening

BARCELONA, Feb 27 (Reuters) – The chances of Germany hosting a Formula One Grand Prix this year are only 50-50 despite determined efforts to save it, according to Niki Lauda.

The retired triple world champion, now non-executive chairman of reigning champions Mercedes, told Reuters at the final pre-season test in Barcelona that the race remained in the balance.

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