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Aug 19, 2015

Motor racing-Ferrari retain Raikkonen for 2016

LONDON, Aug 19 (Reuters) – Ferrari’s Formula One driver lineup will remain unchanged next season after the Italian glamour team ended speculation surrounding Kimi Raikkonen’s future by confirming him for another year on Wednesday.

“Scuderia Ferrari announces that it has renewed its technical and racing agreement with Kimi Raikkonen,” the team said in a short statement ahead of this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix.

Aug 19, 2015

Hamilton revved up for a new start in Spa

LONDON (Reuters) – The holidays are over and Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton faces a new start as the second half of the season revs up at Belgium’s Spa-Francorchamps circuit this weekend.

The rules have been tweaked, meaning drivers on the starting grid can no longer be assisted over the radio by data-crunching engineers to find the optimum clutch settings that will ensure the quickest getaway.

Aug 19, 2015

Motor racing-Hamilton revved up for a new start in Spa

LONDON, Aug 19 (Reuters) – The holidays are over and Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton faces a new start as the second half of the season revs up at Belgium’s Spa-Francorchamps circuit this weekend.

The rules have been tweaked, meaning drivers on the starting grid can no longer be assisted over the radio by data-crunching engineers to find the optimum clutch settings that will ensure the quickest getaway.

Aug 17, 2015

F1 tender fails to attract viable new teams

LONDON (Reuters) – The U.S.-based Haas team will be Formula One’s sole newcomers next season after an attempt by the sport’s governing body to attract fresh entrants failed to come up with any viable candidates.

An International Automobile Federation (FIA) spokesman said on Monday that neither of the two applicants who had responded to an FIA tender had satisfied the criteria and the process was closed.

Aug 17, 2015

Motor racing-F1 tender fails to attract viable new teams

LONDON, Aug 17 (Reuters) – The U.S.-based Haas team will be Formula One’s sole newcomers next season after an attempt by the sport’s governing body to attract fresh entrants failed to come up with any viable candidates.

An International Automobile Federation (FIA) spokesman said on Monday that neither of the two applicants who had responded to an FIA tender had satisfied the criteria and the process was closed.

Jul 30, 2015

Hamilton beats Raikkonen in popularity poll

LONDON (Reuters) – World champion Lewis Hamilton has edged out Kimi Raikkonen as Formula One’s most popular driver in a global fan survey carried out by Britain’s Autosport magazine and associated publications.

A separate online survey this month backed by the Grand Prix Drivers Association and motorsport.com found Ferrari’s Raikkonen to be number one ahead of McLaren’s Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button.

Jul 30, 2015

Motor racing-Hamilton beats Raikkonen in popularity poll

LONDON, July 30 (Reuters) – World champion Lewis Hamilton has edged out Kimi Raikkonen as Formula One’s most popular driver in a global fan survey carried out by Britain’s Autosport magazine and associated publications.

A separate online survey this month backed by the Grand Prix Drivers Association and motorsport.com found Ferrari’s Raikkonen to be number one ahead of McLaren’s Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button.

Jul 30, 2015

Ferrari under no illusions about task ahead

LONDON (Reuters) – Despite winning two out of 10 races so far, Ferrari have no illusions about how tough it will be to match Mercedes when they return for the second half of the Formula One season after the August break.

The Italian team, who failed to win a race last season for the first time since 1993, go into the factory shutdown on a high after Sebastian Vettel’s victory in Hungary last weekend.

Jul 30, 2015

Motor racing-Ferrari under no illusions about task ahead

LONDON, July 30 (Reuters) – Despite winning two out of 10 races so far, Ferrari have no illusions about how tough it will be to match Mercedes when they return for the second half of the Formula One season after the August break.

The Italian team, who failed to win a race last season for the first time since 1993, go into the factory shutdown on a high after Sebastian Vettel’s victory in Hungary last weekend.

Jul 28, 2015

F1 summer break? Time to get the learner plates on

LONDON (Reuters) – While Formula One rivals head to the sea or mountains at the start of the August break, Max Verstappen has some driving lessons on the horizon.

The Dutch 17-year-old, fourth for Toro Rosso in Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix, will have to wait for his 18th birthday in September before he can pass his test but he can at least get the tuition in.

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