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Jun 27, 2015

Motor racing-Formula E will overtake F1 in five years, says Branson

LONDON, June 27 (Reuters) – Electric racing will overtake Formula One in popularity within five years, British entrepreneur Richard Branson predicted on Saturday at the final round of the new Formula E series.

Announcing a partnership between his Virgin Racing Formula E team and Citroen’s DS brand, the billionaire also said he was willing to bet all new cars would be battery driven in 20 years’ time.

Jun 25, 2015

Ainslie forges links with the F1 fast lane

PORTSMOUTH, England (Reuters) – If Ben Ainslie succeeds in his bid to bring the America’s Cup back to Britain in 2017, it will be thanks also to engineers and designers who have helped the likes of Lewis Hamilton go faster in Formula One.

The four-times Olympic sailing gold medalist, whose team believe it is much more a case of when than if, has enlisted his country’s motorsport and automotive industries as key allies.

Jun 25, 2015

Sailing-Ainslie forges links with the F1 fast lane

PORTSMOUTH, England, June 25 (Reuters) – If Ben Ainslie succeeds in his bid to bring the America’s Cup back to Britain in 2017, it will be thanks also to engineers and designers who have helped the likes of Lewis Hamilton go faster in Formula One.

The four-times Olympic sailing gold medallist, whose team believe it is much more a case of when than if, has enlisted his country’s motorsport and automotive industries as key allies.

Jun 24, 2015

Whitmarsh fears F1 could ‘crash and burn’

PORTSMOUTH, England (Reuters) – Former McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh says he is saddened by the current state of Formula One and fears it may “crash and burn” before eventually recovering.

“I love Formula One and I love McLaren. I was there 25 years. I am saddened by it,” Whitmarsh told Reuters at a media day for British America’s Cup yachting challenger Ben Ainslie Racing, of which he was appointed chief executive in March.

Jun 24, 2015

Motor racing-Whitmarsh fears F1 could ‘crash and burn’

PORTSMOUTH, England, June 24 (Reuters) – Former McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh says he is saddened by the current state of Formula One and fears it may “crash and burn” before eventually recovering.

“I love Formula One and I love McLaren. I was there 25 years. I am saddened by it,” Whitmarsh told Reuters at a media day for British America’s Cup yachting challenger Ben Ainslie Racing, of which he was appointed chief executive in March.

Jun 24, 2015

Ben Ainslie Racing link up with Land Rover

PORTSMOUTH, England (Reuters) – Ben Ainslie Racing, the British Challenger for the 35th America’s Cup yacht race, announced a new global partnership with Land Rover on Wednesday and said they had already secured 75 percent of their projected budget.

Engineers and designers from the British auto manufacturer will work closely with the team to provide race-winning technology.

Jun 23, 2015

Horner shocked by rumors about future

LONDON (Reuters) – Red Bull principal Christian Horner has shrugged off speculation about his future and said he is determined to stay on to help the troubled Formula One team resolve their problems.

The Times newspaper reported on Tuesday that one of Horner’s rival principals had called him on Sunday morning, before the Austrian Grand Prix, to commiserate about his supposed departure.

Jun 23, 2015

Motor racing-Horner shocked by rumours about future

LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) – Red Bull principal Christian Horner has shrugged off speculation about his future and said he is determined to stay on to help the troubled Formula One team resolve their problems.

The Times newspaper reported on Tuesday that one of Horner’s rival principals had called him on Sunday morning, before the Austrian Grand Prix, to commiserate about his supposed departure.

Jun 22, 2015

Ferrari to take ‘holistic’ view of Raikkonen

SPIELBERG, Austria (Reuters) – Ferrari will take a ‘holistic’ view in deciding whether Kimi Raikkonen stays with the Formula One team next season, according to principal Maurizio Arrivabene.

The 2007 world champion, still Ferrari’s most recent, crashed spectacularly in Sunday’s Austrian Formula One Grand Prix when he lost control on the opening lap after starting in 14th place.

Jun 22, 2015

Motor racing-Ferrari to take ‘holistic’ view of Raikkonen

SPIELBERG, Austria, June 22 (Reuters) – Ferrari will take a ‘holistic’ view in deciding whether Kimi Raikkonen stays with the Formula One team next season, according to principal Maurizio Arrivabene.

The 2007 world champion, still Ferrari’s most recent, crashed spectacularly in Sunday’s Austrian Formula One Grand Prix when he lost control on the opening lap after starting in 14th place.

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