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Mar 12, 2015

Motor racing-Governing body FIA looking into Alonso crash

MELBOURNE, March 12 (Reuters) – Formula One governing body FIA are seeking further information from the McLaren team about driver Fernando Alonso’s heavy crash during testing last month that led to the Spaniard suffering temporary memory loss.

The two-time world champion, who joined from Ferrari at the end of last season, will miss Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix on doctor’s orders after spending three nights in hospital following the crash in Barcelona.

Mar 12, 2015

Sauber lose appeal against Van der Garde

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Formula One team Sauber have lost their appeal to block Dutch driver Giedo van der Garde’s bid to force the Swiss outfit to let him drive for them this season.

Sauber appealed a ruling by the Supreme Court of Victoria state which on Wednesday upheld a Swiss arbitration tribunal’s decision that had ordered the team to refrain from taking action to deprive Van der Garde from racing for them.

Mar 12, 2015

Motor racing-Sauber lose appeal against Van der Garde

MELBOURNE, March 12 (Reuters) – Formula One team Sauber have lost their appeal to block Dutch driver Giedo van der Garde’s bid to force the Swiss outfit to let him drive for them this season.

Sauber appealed a ruling by the Supreme Court of Victoria state which on Wednesday upheld a Swiss arbitration tribunal’s decision that had ordered the team to refrain from taking action to deprive Van der Garde from racing for them.

Mar 12, 2015

No advice needed for teenage debutant Verstappen

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Max Verstappen may be set to become Formula One’s youngest ever racer when he eases into his Toro Rosso at Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix, but advice from his rivals was in short supply three days before the 17-year-old’s debut.

“Despite the fact he’s still young, he has already experience and he’s quick — otherwise he wouldn’t be here,” four-times world champion Sebastian Vettel told reporters at Albert Park with a shrug.

Mar 12, 2015

Motor racing-No advice needed for teenage debutant Verstappen

MELBOURNE, March 12 (Reuters) – Max Verstappen may be set to become Formula One’s youngest ever racer when he eases into his Toro Rosso at Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix, but advice from his rivals was in short supply three days before the 17-year-old’s debut.

“Despite the fact he’s still young, he has already experience and he’s quick — otherwise he wouldn’t be here,” four-times world champion Sebastian Vettel told reporters at Albert Park with a shrug.

Mar 12, 2015

New boy Vettel plays down Ferrari hopes in Melbourne

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Sebastian Vettel is convinced Ferrari have a better car than the one that stuttered through a winless season last year but has played down his team’s chances of upsetting Mercedes at Sunday’s season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

The four-times world champion has joined Kimi Raikkonen at Formula One’s glamour team and has also something to prove after failing to win a race in his final season with Red Bull.

Mar 12, 2015

Motor racing-New boy Vettel plays down Ferrari hopes in Melbourne

MELBOURNE, March 11 (Reuters) – Sebastian Vettel is convinced Ferrari have a better car than the one that stuttered through a winless season last year but has played down his team’s chances of upsetting Mercedes at Sunday’s season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

The four-times world champion has joined Kimi Raikkonen at Formula One’s glamour team and has also something to prove after failing to win a race in his final season with Red Bull.

Mar 11, 2015

‘Awesome’ Mercedes launch dynasty bid in Australia

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Brimful of confidence after successful pre-season testing, Mercedes’ bid to build a Formula One dynasty kicks off at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix this week, with world champion Lewis Hamilton hungry for a third title.

Though the cars are yet to roll out of the Albert Park garages, the ‘Silver Arrows’ might be forgiven for bringing some early-season swagger to the paddock.

Mar 11, 2015

Motor racing-’Awesome’ Mercedes launch dynasty bid in Australia

MELBOURNE, March 11 (Reuters) – Brimful of confidence after successful pre-season testing, Mercedes’ bid to build a Formula One dynasty kicks off at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix this week, with world champion Lewis Hamilton hungry for a third title.

Though the cars are yet to roll out of the Albert Park garages, the ‘Silver Arrows’ might be forgiven for bringing some early-season swagger to the paddock.

Mar 11, 2015

Sauber appeal verdict on Van der Garde

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Formula One team Sauber have sought to overturn an Australian court verdict that found in favour of Dutch driver Giedo van der Garde’s bid to force the Swiss outfit to let him drive for them this season.

Earlier on Wednesday, the Supreme Court of Victoria state upheld a Swiss arbitration tribunal’s decision that had ordered Sauber to refrain from taking action to deprive Van der Garde from racing for them.

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