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Mar 13, 2015

Mercedes duo expect front row battle in Australia

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton expects qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix to be another fierce battle with Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg after being shaded by a tenth of a second by the German during practice on Friday.

Mercedes enjoyed the perfect start to the new Formula One season, with world runner-up Rosberg pipping champion Hamilton in both sessions, as rival drivers struggled with reliability problems at Albert Park.

Mar 13, 2015

Motor racing-Mercedes duo expect front row battle in Australia

MELBOURNE, March 13 (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton expects qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix to be another fierce battle with Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg after being shaded by a tenth of a second by the German during practice on Friday.

Mercedes enjoyed the perfect start to the new Formula One season, with world runner-up Rosberg pipping champion Hamilton in both sessions, as rival drivers struggled with reliability problems at Albert Park.

Mar 13, 2015

Rosberg leads Mercedes one-two at first practice

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Mercedes dominated the first free practice of the Formula One season-opening Australian Grand Prix on Friday, with Nico Rosberg edging his world champion team mate Lewis Hamilton to top the timesheets.

German Rosberg, last year’s championship runner-up, rolled out of the garage early to set the fastest lap of one minute 29.557 seconds on a glorious day at Albert Park, topping Hamilton by a little under three-tenths of a second.

Mar 13, 2015

Motor racing-Rosberg leads Mercedes one-two at first practice

MELBOURNE, March 13 (Reuters) – Mercedes dominated the first free practice of the Formula One season-opening Australian Grand Prix on Friday, with Nico Rosberg edging his world champion team mate Lewis Hamilton to top the timesheets.

German Rosberg, last year’s championship runner-up, rolled out of the garage early to set the fastest lap of one minute 29.557 seconds on a glorious day at Albert Park, topping Hamilton by a little under three-tenths of a second.

Mar 12, 2015

Governing body FIA looking into Alonso crash

MELBOURNE (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

Cast-off Magnussen has point to prove at Albert Park

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – It was Kevin Magnussen rather than Jenson Button who was forced to make way for the arrival of two-time world champion Fernando Alonso at McLaren, but the young Dane has a chance to prove his paymasters wrong at Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix.

The highly-fancied 22-year-old will replace Alonso at Albert Park, with the Spaniard to miss the race on doctor’s orders after suffering a heavy crash during testing last month.

Mar 12, 2015

Motor racing-Cast-off Magnussen has point to prove at Albert Park

MELBOURNE, March 12 (Reuters) – It was Kevin Magnussen rather than Jenson Button who was forced to make way for the arrival of two-time world champion Fernando Alonso at McLaren, but the young Dane has a chance to prove his paymasters wrong at Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix.

The highly-fancied 22-year-old will replace Alonso at Albert Park, with the Spaniard to miss the race on doctor’s orders after suffering a heavy crash during testing last month.

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.

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