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Mar 14, 2015

Mercedes untouchable, Massa looks to fight Ferrari

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Felipe Massa will start Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix right behind the Mercedes cars but the Brazilian had few illusions about his Williams team’s chances of winning the season opener.

Third fastest in qualifying, Massa’s best lap was nearly one-and-a-half seconds shy of Formula One champion pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton and nearly a second adrift of the Briton’s team mate Nico Rosberg.

Mar 14, 2015

Motor racing-Mercedes untouchable, Massa looks to fight Ferrari

MELBOURNE, March 14 (Reuters) – Felipe Massa will start Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix right behind the Mercedes cars but the Brazilian had few illusions about his Williams team’s chances of winning the season opener.

Third fastest in qualifying, Massa’s best lap was nearly one-and-a-half seconds shy of Formula One champion pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton and nearly a second adrift of the Briton’s team mate Nico Rosberg.

Mar 14, 2015

Mercedes widen gap to Formula One pack

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Early season dominance was expected for Mercedes after their seamless winter testing but Formula One fans had hoped at least to see the chasing pack close the gap to the champions.

Those hopes were blown away on a windy Saturday at Albert Park where Lewis Hamilton stormed to a dominant pole position in qualifying for the opening Australian Grand Prix.

Mar 14, 2015

Motor racing-Mercedes widen gap to Formula One pack

MELBOURNE, March 14 (Reuters) – Early season dominance was expected for Mercedes after their seamless winter testing but Formula One fans had hoped at least to see the chasing pack close the gap to the champions.

Those hopes were blown away on a windy Saturday at Albert Park where Lewis Hamilton stormed to a dominant pole position in qualifying for the opening Australian Grand Prix.

Mar 14, 2015

Hamilton on pole for Mercedes in Australia

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on Saturday ahead of Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg as the Silver Arrows continued to underline their dominance.

The Briton recorded a fastest lap of one minute 26.327 seconds, nearly six-tenths quicker than Rosberg to capture his 39th pole on a warm and windy afternoon at Albert Park.

Mar 14, 2015

Motor racing-Hamilton on pole for Mercedes in Australia

MELBOURNE, March 14 (Reuters) – Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on Saturday ahead of Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg as the Silver Arrows continued to underline their dominance.

The Briton recorded a fastest lap of one minute 26.327 seconds, nearly six-tenths quicker than Rosberg to capture his 39th pole on a warm and windy afternoon at Albert Park.

Mar 14, 2015

Hamilton fastest in final Melbourne practice

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – World champion Lewis Hamilton set the fastest final practice time for Mercedes ahead of Australian Grand Prix qualifying on Saturday as home favorite Daniel Ricciardo continued to have technical issues with his Red Bull.

World champion Hamilton clocked a quickest lap of one minute 27.867 seconds, opening a cavernous gap of nearly seven-tenths of a second over Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel.

Mar 14, 2015

Motor racing-Hamilton fastest in final Melbourne practice

MELBOURNE, March 14 (Reuters) – World champion Lewis Hamilton set the fastest final practice time for Mercedes ahead of Australian Grand Prix qualifying on Saturday as home favourite Daniel Ricciardo continued to have technical issues with his Red Bull.

World champion Hamilton clocked a quickest lap of one minute 27.867 seconds, opening a cavernous gap of nearly seven-tenths of a second over Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel.

Mar 13, 2015

Misfiring McLaren plumb depths at Albert Park

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – McLaren’s sense of foreboding from a dismal winter testing was confirmed at the Australian Grand Prix on Friday as drivers Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen languished near the bottom of the timesheets in the opening practice sessions of the season.

Out of 15 cars that completed flying laps in the first session, Button and Magnussen were the slowest and had precious little time on track for technicians to gather data.

Mar 13, 2015

Motor racing-Misfiring McLaren plumb depths at Albert Park

MELBOURNE, March 13 (Reuters) – McLaren’s sense of foreboding from a dismal winter testing was confirmed at the Australian Grand Prix on Friday as drivers Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen languished near the bottom of the timesheets in the opening practice sessions of the season.

Out of 15 cars that completed flying laps in the first session, Button and Magnussen were the slowest and had precious little time on track for technicians to gather data.

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