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Mar 15, 2015

McLaren look on the bright side after dismal start

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Jenson Button found a glimmer of hope in McLaren’s dismal start to the Formula One season when he at least finished Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix.

The Englishman was last of the 11 cars that completed the race, and was twice lapped by race winner Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes, but the 2009 world champion saw some positives.

Mar 15, 2015

Motor racing-McLaren look on the bright side after dismal start

MELBOURNE, March 15 (Reuters) – Jenson Button found a glimmer of hope in McLaren’s dismal start to the Formula One season when he at least finished Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix.

The Englishman was last of the 11 cars that completed the race, and was twice lapped by race winner Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes, but the 2009 world champion saw some positives.

Mar 15, 2015

Injured Bottas to miss Australian GP

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Williams driver Valtteri Bottas withdrew from Sunday’s season-opening Australian Grand Prix because of a back injury.

The Finn, who qualified sixth at Albert Park, felt lower back pain during Saturday’s qualifying session and was taken to hospital for scans.

Mar 15, 2015

Motor racing-Injured Bottas to miss Australian GP

MELBOURNE, March 15 (Reuters) – Williams driver Valtteri Bottas withdrew from Sunday’s season-opening Australian Grand Prix because of a back injury.

The Finn, who qualified sixth at Albert Park, felt lower back pain during Saturday’s qualifying session and was taken to hospital for scans.

Mar 14, 2015

Ferrari upbeat after bright start Down Under

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Things are starting to look brighter for Ferrari even before the first race of the Formula One season, and it is about time.

After a dismal year, when the Italian team failed to win a single Grand Prix for the first time since 1993, 2015 could only get better.

Mar 14, 2015

Rookies impress at Australian GP qualifying

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – The three rookie drivers who took part in qualifying for the Formula One season-opening Australian Grand Prix all enjoyed successful debuts on Saturday, safely booking spots in the middle of the pack at Albert Park.

Spaniard Carlos Sainz, whose father and namesake was a double world rally champion in the 1990s, was the pick of the trio, qualifying eighth in his Toro Rosso for Sunday’s race.

Mar 14, 2015

Manor Marussia team to miss Australian GP

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – The struggling Manor Marussia Formula One team will watch the season-opening Australian Grand Prix from their garages after failing to make it onto the Melbourne track for qualifying on Saturday.

The British-based team beat the odds in getting their cars to Albert Park but were unable to get them to run because of a computer software problem.

Mar 14, 2015

Motor racing-Ferrari upbeat after bright start Down Under

MELBOURNE, March 14 (Reuters) – Things are starting to look brighter for Ferrari even before the first race of the Formula One season, and it is about time.

After a dismal year, when the Italian team failed to win a single Grand Prix for the first time since 1993, 2015 could only get better.

Mar 14, 2015

Motor racing-Rookies impress at Australian GP qualifying

MELBOURNE, March 14 (Reuters) – The three rookie drivers who took part in qualifying for the Formula One season-opening Australian Grand Prix all enjoyed successful debuts on Saturday, safely booking spots in the middle of the pack at Albert Park.

Spaniard Carlos Sainz, whose father and namesake was a double world rally champion in the 1990s, was the pick of the trio, qualifying eighth in his Toro Rosso for Sunday’s race.

Mar 14, 2015

Ricciardo relieved after qualifying seventh

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Daniel Ricciardo unleashed a blistering final lap on Saturday to end a frustrating 24 hours with a glimmer of hope and seventh place on the starting grid for his home Australian Grand Prix.

Exasperated after everything had seemed to be going against him, the Red Bull driver saved his best for last and whipped around the Melbourne track in one minute 28.329 seconds.

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