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Jun 18, 2015

Motor racing-Button hopes Alonso will make him look slow

SPIELBERG, Austria, June 18 (Reuters) – No Formula One driver wants to be beaten by his team mate but McLaren’s Jenson Button is prepared to make an exception to the rule in Austria this weekend.

The 2009 world champion hopes Fernando Alonso makes him look slow because that will mean an aerodynamic upgrade that only the Spaniard has on his car is working and will ultimately benefit both men.

Jun 18, 2015

Webber says F1 is letting down fans and drivers

SPIELBERG, Austria (Reuters) – Formula One is failing both fans and drivers and needs to become more gladiatorial and less artificial, former Red Bull racer Mark Webber has warned as the sport considers its future direction.

In an interview released by Red Bull ahead of Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix, the Australian echoed calls for change from the energy drink company’s billionaire owner Dietrich Mateschitz.

Jun 18, 2015

Motor racing-Webber says F1 is letting down fans and drivers

SPIELBERG, Austria, June 18 (Reuters) – Formula One is failing both fans and drivers and needs to become more gladiatorial and less artificial, former Red Bull racer Mark Webber has warned as the sport considers its future direction.

In an interview released by Red Bull ahead of Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix, the Australian echoed calls for change from the energy drink company’s billionaire owner Dietrich Mateschitz.

Jun 18, 2015

Grosjean apologises to Stevens for Canada collision

SPIELBERG, Austria (Reuters) – Lotus’s Romain Grosjean has apologised in person to Manor Marussia driver Will Stevens for colliding with the Formula One back marker while lapping him in Canada two weeks ago.

“I went to apologise because I messed up,” the Frenchman told reporters at the Austrian Grand Prix on Thursday.

Jun 18, 2015

Romain Grosjean apologises to Will Stevens for Canada collision

SPIELBERG, Austria (Reuters) – Lotus’s Romain Grosjean has apologised in person to Manor Marussia driver Will Stevens for colliding with the Formula One back marker while lapping him in Canada two weeks ago.

“I went to apologise because I messed up,” the Frenchman told reporters at the Austrian Grand Prix on Thursday.

Jun 18, 2015

Motor racing-Grosjean apologises to Stevens for Canada collision

SPIELBERG, Austria, June 18 (Reuters) – Lotus’s Romain Grosjean has apologised in person to Manor Marussia driver Will Stevens for colliding with the Formula One back marker while lapping him in Canada two weeks ago.

“I went to apologise because I messed up,” the Frenchman told reporters at the Austrian Grand Prix on Thursday.

Jun 17, 2015

Red Bull have plenty to beef about

SPIELBERG, Austria (Reuters) – However good the party turns out to be, Red Bull are feeling far from bullish as Formula One descends on their home Austrian circuit in search of excitement this weekend.

Last season, when Austria’s scenic Spielberg circuit returned to the calendar after an 11-year absence, the hosts revved up the fans by winning in Canada with Australian Daniel Ricciardo.

Jun 17, 2015

Motor racing-Red Bull have plenty to beef about

SPIELBERG, Austria, June 17 (Reuters) – However good the party turns out to be, Red Bull are feeling far from bullish as Formula One descends on their home Austrian circuit in search of excitement this weekend.

Last season, when Austria’s scenic Spielberg circuit returned to the calendar after an 11-year absence, the hosts revved up the fans by winning in Canada with Australian Daniel Ricciardo.

Jun 12, 2015

Le Mans, the petrolhead’s pilgrimage

LONDON (Reuters) – Nobody could accuse Le Mans organisers of over-selling their big event.

The official website for the 24 hours sportscar race (www.24h-lemans.com) describes it, in advice aimed at British visitors, as “like a motor racing Glastonbury (music) festival — noisy, dirty and smelly — but fantastic fun.”

Jun 12, 2015

Motor racing-Le Mans, the petrolhead’s pilgrimage

LONDON, June 12 (Reuters) – Nobody could accuse Le Mans organisers of over-selling their big event.

The official website for the 24 hours sportscar race (www.24h-lemans.com) describes it, in advice aimed at British visitors, as “like a motor racing Glastonbury (music) festival — noisy, dirty and smelly — but fantastic fun.”

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