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Aug 21, 2014

Verstappen has to grab his chance, F1 drivers agree

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS Belgium (Reuters) – Jenson Button will always remember the moment team owner Frank Williams rang him on his mobile to enquire whether he felt ready for Formula One.

The future world champion, then only 19 years old and enjoying a pint of beer and a plate of sausages in the pub with his mates, was caught off guard and gave a disarmingly honest reply.

Aug 21, 2014

Motor racing-Verstappen has to grab his chance, F1 drivers agree

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium, Aug 21 (Reuters) – Jenson Button will always remember the moment team owner Frank Williams rang him on his mobile to enquire whether he felt ready for Formula One.

The future world champion, then only 19 years old and enjoying a pint of beer and a plate of sausages in the pub with his mates, was caught off guard and gave a disarmingly honest reply.

Aug 21, 2014

Rosberg and Hamilton agree to disagree

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS Belgium (Reuters) – Championship leader Nico Rosberg and Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton appeared at odds again, if not poles apart, on Thursday before renewing their Formula One title battle in Belgium.

Returning to work after the long August break, both drivers were asked about a “team orders” controversy that erupted at the previous race in Hungary.

Aug 21, 2014

Motor racing-Rosberg and Hamilton agree to disagree

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium, Aug 21 (Reuters) – Championship leader Nico Rosberg and Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton appeared at odds again, if not poles apart, on Thursday before renewing their Formula One title battle in Belgium.

Returning to work after the long August break, both drivers were asked about a “team orders” controversy that erupted at the previous race in Hungary.

Aug 21, 2014
Aug 21, 2014

Rossi to make F1 debut in place of Chilton

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS Belgium (Reuters) – American Alexander Rossi will make his Formula One debut for Marussia at this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix after the hard-up team sidelined Britain’s Max Chilton for unspecified contractual reasons.

Rossi, 22, will race alongside Frenchman Jules Bianchi and become the first U.S. driver to start a grand prix since Scott Speed’s last race with Toro Rosso in 2006.

Aug 21, 2014

Motor racing-Rossi to make F1 debut in place of Chilton

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium, Aug 21 (Reuters) – American Alexander Rossi will make his Formula One debut for Marussia at this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix after the hard-up team sidelined Britain’s Max Chilton for unspecified contractual reasons.

Rossi, 22, will race alongside Frenchman Jules Bianchi and become the first U.S. driver to start a grand prix since Scott Speed’s last race with Toro Rosso in 2006.

Aug 21, 2014
Aug 20, 2014

Hamilton hopes to play his cards right

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS Belgium (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton says his Formula One title duel with Mercedes team mate and championship leader Nico Rosberg is like a game of poker but the dominant duo may not hold all the aces in Belgium this weekend.

Resurgent Williams have the same engine as the Mercedes works team and both Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa have been looking forward to Spa – and Monza in Italy after that – as their best chances of winning this season.

Aug 20, 2014

Lotterer replaces Kobayashi for Belgian Grand Prix

LONDON (Reuters) – Three times Le Mans winner Andre Lotterer will make his Formula One debut in Belgium this weekend after Caterham announced on Wednesday the German driver would be replacing experienced Japanese Kamui Kobayashi.

The cash-strapped team, who changed ownership in July and are fighting for their future, said the 32-year-old had been brought in to provide more feedback to improve the car’s performance.

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