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Nov 21, 2014

Motor racing-Hamilton fastest in first Abu Dhabi practice

ABU DHABI, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Championship leader Lewis Hamilton struck a psychological blow with the fastest time in Friday’s first practice for Formula One’s Abu Dhabi title decider.

The Briton, chasing his second title, was 0.133 seconds quicker than Mercedes team mate and rival Nico Rosberg with a lap of 1:43.476 on an afternoon that again saw the sport’s dominant team in a class of their own.

Nov 21, 2014

Caterham administrator to probe ex-management

ABU DHABI (Reuters) – Caterham’s former management will be investigated by administrators once the stricken Formula One team’s fate is decided in the next few weeks, administrator and acting team principal Finbarr O’Connell said on Friday.

O’Connell, speaking at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, told reporters he had a duty to probe how Caterham was run before he was called in last month.

Nov 21, 2014

Motor racing-Caterham administrator to probe ex-management

ABU DHABI, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Caterham’s former management will be investigated by administrators once the stricken Formula One team’s fate is decided in the next few weeks, administrator and acting team principal Finbarr O’Connell said on Friday.

O’Connell, speaking at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, told reporters he had a duty to probe how Caterham was run before he was called in last month.

Nov 21, 2014
Nov 20, 2014

Stevens gets his F1 chance with Caterham

ABU DHABI (Reuters) – The last race of the 2014 Formula One season will be a first for Will Stevens but the Briton showed no qualms about being thrown in at the deep, and slow, end with stricken Caterham on Thursday.

The 23-year-old’s backers came up with the cash to secure him a race debut in Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at a team led by an administrator and facing closure if no buyer comes forward.

Nov 20, 2014

Motor racing-Stevens gets his F1 chance with Caterham

ABU DHABI, Nov 20 (Reuters) – The last race of the 2014 Formula One season will be a first for Will Stevens but the Briton showed no qualms about being thrown in at the deep, and slow, end with stricken Caterham on Thursday.

The 23-year-old’s backers came up with the cash to secure him a race debut in Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at a team led by an administrator and facing closure if no buyer comes forward.

Nov 20, 2014

Raikkonen sees fun times ahead with Vettel

ABU DHABI (Reuters) – Kimi Raikkonen saw fun times ahead after Ferrari ended months of waiting and confirmed that Sebastian Vettel would replace Fernando Alonso at the Formula One team next season.

Where Alonso and Raikkonen were seen as a fire and ice pairing of champions, ‘two roosters in one henhouse’ as former chairman Luca Di Montezemolo put it, the team’s 2015 lineup of champions promises to be easier.

Nov 20, 2014

Motor racing-Raikkonen sees fun times ahead with Vettel

ABU DHABI, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Kimi Raikkonen saw fun times ahead after Ferrari ended months of waiting and confirmed that Sebastian Vettel would replace Fernando Alonso at the Formula One team next season.

Where Alonso and Raikkonen were seen as a fire and ice pairing of champions, ‘two roosters in one henhouse’ as former chairman Luca Di Montezemolo put it, the team’s 2015 lineup of champions promises to be easier.

Nov 20, 2014

Pressure? No pressure, says Hamilton

ABU DHABI (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton played down the pressure of his Formula One title showdown with Nico Rosberg on Thursday by saying he had years of experience in dealing with it.

“I come into the race weekend to try to win… so nothing changes there,” said the Mercedes driver, who only need finish second to become champion even if team mate Rosberg triumphs on the day.

Nov 20, 2014

Motor racing-Pressure? No pressure, says Hamilton

ABU DHABI, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton played down the pressure of his Formula One title showdown with Nico Rosberg on Thursday by saying he had years of experience in dealing with it.

“I come into the race weekend to try to win… so nothing changes there,” said the Mercedes driver, who only need finish second to become champion even if team mate Rosberg triumphs on the day.

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