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Apr 7, 2014

Motor racing-Formula One still has a licence to thrill

LONDON, April 7 (Reuters) – Those who feared the wheels were about to fall off Formula One had better think again.

The sport has come in for a fuel tank full of criticism lately, much of it self-inflicted, but Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix broke the negative spiral with a race that lit up the track in more ways than one.

Apr 7, 2014

Bahrain sees bright future for night race

MANAMA (Reuters) – Bahrain believes its Formula One circuit has a bright future after the country’s first floodlit grand prix turned out a thriller on Sunday.

Sakhir Circuit chairman Zayed Alzayani told Reuters the decision to turn the 10th anniversary event into a night race was a statement of intent for the future of motorsport in the Gulf kingdom.

Apr 7, 2014

Motor racing-Bahrain sees bright future for night race

MANAMA, April 7 (Reuters) – Bahrain believes its Formula One circuit has a bright future after the country’s first floodlit grand prix turned out a thriller on Sunday.

Sakhir Circuit chairman Zayed Alzayani told Reuters the decision to turn the 10th anniversary event into a night race was a statement of intent for the future of motorsport in the Gulf kingdom.

Apr 7, 2014

Force India scale the F1 heights

MANAMA (Reuters) – Force India reached the giddy heights of second place in the Formula One constructors’ championship on Sunday after Mexican Sergio Perez secured only the second podium finish in the team’s history.

The McLaren discard’s third place in the floodlit Bahrain Grand Prix brought the added satisfaction of knocking his former employers into third place overall.

Apr 6, 2014

McLaren’s Dennis rebukes Vettel for swearing

MANAMA (Reuters) – McLaren head Ron Dennis criticized quadruple Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel on Sunday after the Red Bull driver described the sound of the sport’s new V6 turbo engines as ‘shit’.

The German driver had made his opinion clear at a news conference at last weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix when asked about the much quieter units that have replaced the screaming V8s.

Apr 6, 2014

Motor racing-McLaren’s Dennis rebukes Vettel for swearing

MANAMA, April 6 (Reuters) – McLaren head Ron Dennis criticised quadruple Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel on Sunday after the Red Bull driver described the sound of the sport’s new V6 turbo engines as ‘shit’.

The German driver had made his opinion clear at a news conference at last weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix when asked about the much quieter units that have replaced the screaming V8s.

Apr 6, 2014

Motor racing-Force India scale the F1 heights

MANAMA, April 6 (Reuters) – Force India reached the giddy heights of second place in the Formula One constructors’ championship on Sunday after Mexican Sergio Perez secured only the second podium finish in the team’s history.

The McLaren discard’s third place in the floodlit Bahrain Grand Prix brought the added satisfaction of knocking his former employers into third place overall.

Apr 6, 2014

Motor racing-Force India scale the F1 heights

MANAMA, April 6 (Reuters) – Force India reached the giddy heights of second place in the Formula One constructors’ championship on Sunday after Mexican Sergio Perez secured only the second podium finish in the team’s history.

The McLaren discard’s third place in the floodlit Bahrain Grand Prix brought the added satisfaction of knocking his former employers into third place overall.

Apr 6, 2014

Formula One abandons cost cap plan

MANAMA (Reuters) – Formula One has abandoned plans to impose a budget cap in 2015 and will seek to reduce costs instead through regulation changes, FIA president Jean Todt said on Sunday.

The governing International Automobile Federation announced last year that, with some teams struggling financially, it planned to introduce a cost cap for next season with an agreement scheduled for June 2014.

Apr 6, 2014

Motor racing-Formula One abandons cost cap plan

MANAMA, April 6 (Reuters) – Formula One has abandoned plans to impose a budget cap in 2015 and will seek to reduce costs instead through regulation changes, FIA president Jean Todt said on Sunday.

The governing International Automobile Federation announced last year that, with some teams struggling financially, it planned to introduce a cost cap for next season with an agreement scheduled for June 2014.

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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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