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Sep 19, 2015

Motor racing-Mercedes surprised by poor showing in Singapore

SINGAPORE, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Mercedes have all but given up hope of winning the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix after a lacklustre performance in Saturday’s qualifying that they struggled to find an explanation for.

After taking pole position in 23 consecutive races dating back to the middle of last year, the seemingly unstoppable Mercedes team were shuffled back to the third row of the grid after being outpaced by the Ferraris and Red Bulls.

Sep 19, 2015

Vettel gives Ferrari pole in Singapore

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Mercedes’ 15-month domination of Formula One qualifying came to a shuddering halt on Saturday when Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel snatched pole position for the Singapore Grand Prix.

Mercedes had started at the front of the grid in each of the last 23 grands prix, dating back to the middle of last year, and needed just one more to equal the all-time record, set by the Williams team in the early 1990s.

Sep 19, 2015

Motor racing-Vettel gives Ferrari pole in Singapore

SINGAPORE, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Mercedes’ 15-month domination of Formula One qualifying came to a shuddering halt on Saturday when Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel snatched pole position for the Singapore Grand Prix.

Mercedes had started at the front of the grid in each of the last 23 grands prix, dating back to the middle of last year, and needed just one more to equal the all-time record, set by the Williams team in the early 1990s.

Sep 18, 2015

Red Bull confirm split with Renault

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Former world champions Red Bull will have a new Formula One engine partner next season after confirming on Friday that their fractious relationship with Renault was over.

“The separation from our engine partner at the end of the season is by mutual agreement,” Red Bull’s billionaire owner Dietrich Mateschitz told Austria’s Salzburger Nachrichten newspaper.

Sep 18, 2015

Motor racing-Red Bull confirm split with Renault

SINGAPORE, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Former world champions Red
Bull will have a new Formula One engine partner next season
after confirming on Friday that their fractious relationship
with Renault was over.

“The separation from our engine partner at the end of the
season is by mutual agreement,” Red Bull’s billionaire owner
Dietrich Mateschitz told Austria’s Salzburger Nachrichten
newspaper.

Sep 18, 2015

Red Bull fastest but seeking split with Renault

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Former champions Red Bull topped the timesheets in Singapore Grand Prix practise on Friday and then issued another warning that they would quit Formula One unless they secured a competitive engine.

“If we don’t have a competitive engine, we will leave Formula One,” Red Bull consultant Helmut Marko told Sky Sports television, confirming also that the team’s fractured relationship with Renault was set to end.

Sep 18, 2015

Motor racing-Red Bull fastest but seeking split with Renault

SINGAPORE, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Former champions Red Bull topped the timesheets in Singapore Grand Prix practice on Friday and then issued another warning that they would quit Formula One unless they secured a competitive engine.

“If we don’t have a competitive engine, we will leave Formula One,” Red Bull consultant Helmut Marko told Sky Sports television, confirming also that the team’s fractured relationship with Renault was set to end.

Sep 18, 2015

Ferrari upbeat but wary of Mercedes threat in Singapore

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen have played down the team’s improved performance in Friday’s practise sessions for this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix.

Raikkonen set the second fastest time and Vettel the fifth best but both were adamant Mercedes had not shown their true pace so the results were largely irrelevant.

Sep 18, 2015

Motor racing-Ferrari upbeat but wary of Mercedes threat in Singapore

SINGAPORE, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen have played down the team’s improved performance in Friday’s practice sessions for this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix.

Raikkonen set the second fastest time and Vettel the fifth best but both were adamant Mercedes had not shown their true pace so the results were largely irrelevant.

Sep 18, 2015

Motor racing-Rossi makes an immediate impact in Singapore

SINGAPORE, Sept 18 (Reuters) – American Alexander Rossi made an inauspicious start to his first Formula One grand prix weekend as a race driver when he crashed during Friday’s opening practice in Singapore.

The 23-year-old Californian, set to become the first American to race in the sport since 2007, lost control of his Manor Marussia near the end of the first 90-minute session and slammed into a wall.

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