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Oct 11, 2014

Hamilton fastest in final Russian practice

SOCHI Russia (Reuters) – Formula One leader Lewis Hamilton was fastest in Saturday’s final practice for the inaugural Russian Grand Prix as Mercedes continued to dominate a weekend likely to seal the constructors’ championship.

Hamilton, who has a 10-point advantage over German team mate Nico Rosberg after winning the last three races, produced the fastest lap yet of the new Sochi circuit with a best time of one minute 38.726 seconds.

Oct 11, 2014

Motor racing-Hamilton fastest in final Russian practice

SOCHI, Russia, Oct 11 (Reuters) – Formula One leader Lewis Hamilton was fastest in Saturday’s final practice for the inaugural Russian Grand Prix as Mercedes continued to dominate a weekend likely to seal the constructors’ championship.

Hamilton, who has a 10-point advantage over German team mate Nico Rosberg after winning the last three races, produced the fastest lap yet of the new Sochi circuit with a best time of one minute 38.726 seconds.

Oct 11, 2014
Oct 10, 2014

Formula One considering automatic speed limits

SOCHI Russia (Reuters) – Formula One is planning to impose automatic speed limits as part of safety measures to prevent any recurrence of the sort of accident that has left French driver Jules Bianchi fighting for his life in Japan.

Race director Charlie Whiting told reporters at the Russian Grand Prix that he would meet teams on Saturday to discuss the proposals.

Oct 10, 2014

Motor racing-Formula One considering automatic speed limits

SOCHI, Russia, Oct 10 (Reuters) – Formula One is planning to impose automatic speed limits as part of safety measures to prevent any recurrence of the sort of accident that has left French driver Jules Bianchi fighting for his life in Japan.

Race director Charlie Whiting told reporters at the Russian Grand Prix that he would meet teams on Saturday to discuss the proposals.

Oct 10, 2014

Hamilton quickest in Russian practice

SOCHI Russia (Reuters) – Nico Rosberg made history as the first Formula One driver to set a timed lap at the inaugural Russian Grand Prix on Friday but championship leading Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton still ended up on top.

Rosberg set a best time of one minute 42.311 seconds around the Sochi circuit, which snakes past some of the landmark venues used at this year’s Winter Olympics, in a sunny morning session with Hamilton second.

Oct 10, 2014

Motor racing-Hamilton quickest in Russian practice

SOCHI, Russia, Oct 10 (Reuters) – Nico Rosberg made history as the first Formula One driver to set a timed lap at the inaugural Russian Grand Prix on Friday but championship leading Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton still ended up on top.

Rosberg set a best time of one minute 42.311 seconds around the Sochi circuit, which snakes past some of the landmark venues used at this year’s Winter Olympics, in a sunny morning session with Hamilton second.

Oct 10, 2014

Formula One faces calls for cockpit change

SOCHI Russia (Reuters) – Formula One is facing fresh calls to consider closed cockpits after French driver Jules Bianchi’s accident in Japan last weekend, though opinions are mixed about the potential benefits.

Cockpit covers were tested by the governing International Automobile Federation (FIA) after Brazilian Felipe Massa suffered severe head injuries when he was hit by a bouncing spring in Hungary in 2009.

Oct 10, 2014

Motor racing-Formula One faces calls for cockpit change

SOCHI Russia (Reuters) – Formula One is facing fresh calls to consider closed cockpits after French driver Jules Bianchi’s accident in Japan last weekend, though opinions are mixed about the potential benefits.

Cockpit covers were tested by the governing International Automobile Federation (FIA) after Brazilian Felipe Massa suffered severe head injuries when he was hit by a bouncing spring in Hungary in 2009.

Oct 10, 2014

Rosberg fastest on Russian debut

SOCHI Russia (Reuters) – Nico Rosberg wrote himself into the history books on Friday as the first Formula One driver to set a timed lap at the inaugural Russian Grand Prix and first to top the practice timesheets.

The Mercedes driver lapped the Sochi circuit, which snakes past some of the landmark venues used at this year’s Winter Olympics, in a best time of one minute 42.311 seconds on a bright morning in the Black Sea resort.

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