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May 23, 2015

Vettel fastest in final Monaco practice

MONACO (Reuters) – Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel broke the Mercedes stranglehold on the Monaco timesheets with the fastest lap in Saturday’s final practice for the showcase race.

The German, four times a world champion with Red Bull and Monaco winner in 2011, lapped the metal-fenced streets with a best time of one minute 16.143 seconds in a session red-flagged after team mate Kimi Raikkonen hit the barriers.

May 23, 2015

Motor racing-Vettel fastest in final Monaco practice

MONACO, May 23 (Reuters) – Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel broke the Mercedes stranglehold on the Monaco timesheets with the fastest lap in Saturday’s final practice for the showcase race.

The German, four times a world champion with Red Bull and Monaco winner in 2011, lapped the metal-fenced streets with a best time of one minute 16.143 seconds in a session red-flagged after team mate Kimi Raikkonen hit the barriers.

May 23, 2015

Hamilton keeps the big picture in mind

MONACO (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton wants to win Sunday’s Monaco Grand Prix but the Formula One world champion is not about to lose sight of the bigger picture.

Sunday’s showcase race could see the Mercedes driver beaten by team mate and title rival Nico Rosberg for the third year in a row in the Mediterranean principality and he says he is prepared for that to happen.

May 23, 2015

Motor racing-Hamilton keeps the big picture in mind

MONACO, May 23 (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton wants to win Sunday’s Monaco Grand Prix but the Formula One world champion is not about to lose sight of the bigger picture.

Sunday’s showcase race could see the Mercedes driver beaten by team mate and title rival Nico Rosberg for the third year in a row in the Mediterranean principality and he says he is prepared for that to happen.

May 22, 2015

Larger tyres are future of F1, says Michelin boss

MONACO (Reuters) – Formula One is stuck in the past with its current tyre sizes and should switch to bigger ones that are more commercially relevant, according to Michelin motorsport director Pascal Couasnon.

“Staying with 13-inch tyres is a form of treading ground,” he said in a question and answer sheet issued by the French manufacturer on Friday.

May 22, 2015

Motor racing-Larger tyres are future of F1, says Michelin boss

MONACO, May 22 (Reuters) – Formula One is stuck in the past with its current tyre sizes and should switch to bigger ones that are more commercially relevant, according to Michelin motorsport director Pascal Couasnon.

“Staying with 13-inch tyres is a form of treading ground,” he said in a question and answer sheet issued by the French manufacturer on Friday.

May 22, 2015

Ecclestone moots new ‘customer car’ concept

MONACO (Reuters) – Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has said he would be willing to act as a go-between and provide manufacturer-built cars to smaller teams at a fixed price if the rules are changed to allow it.

Speaking ahead of Sunday’s showcase Monaco Grand Prix, the 84-year-old Briton said Formula One was effectively a two-tier championship already with big budget manufacturer teams and struggling privately-owned ones.

May 22, 2015

Motor racing-Ecclestone moots new ‘customer car’ concept

MONACO, May 22 (Reuters) – Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has said he would be willing to act as a go-between and provide manufacturer-built cars to smaller teams at a fixed price if the rules are changed to allow it.

Speaking ahead of Sunday’s showcase Monaco Grand Prix, the 84-year-old Briton said Formula One was effectively a two-tier championship already with big budget manufacturer teams and struggling privately-owned ones.

May 22, 2015

F1 season is no write-off for Renault

MONACO (Reuters) – Renault have a long-term plan for Formula One and will not write off the current season even if unhappy partners Red Bull have already done so, according to the French manufacturer’s F1 managing director Cyril Abiteboul.

“It would never be a write off,” he told Reuters ahead of Sunday’s showcase Monaco Grand Prix.

May 22, 2015

Motor racing-F1 season is no write-off for Renault

MONACO, May 22 (Reuters) – Renault have a long-term plan for Formula One and will not write off the current season even if unhappy partners Red Bull have already done so, according to the French manufacturer’s F1 managing director Cyril Abiteboul.

“It would never be a write off,” he told Reuters ahead of Sunday’s showcase Monaco Grand Prix.

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