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Mar 13, 2015

Motor racing-Sauber driver court case adjourned until Saturday

MELBOURNE, March 13 (Reuters) – The court case between Dutch Formula One driver Giedo van der Garde and the Sauber team was adjourned until Saturday, leaving both parties in limbo ahead of the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

A Supreme Court judge agreed to adjourn the case on Friday but urged both parties to try and work out a solution.

Mar 13, 2015

Engine problems force Ricciardo to miss practice

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Daniel Ricciardo was putting on a brave face after engine problems forced him to miss Friday’s second practice session for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

Ricciardo completed just nine laps in the first practice session then skipped the second warm-up after Red Bull’s mechanics opted to switch engines.

Mar 13, 2015

Motor racing-Engine problems force Ricciardo to miss practice

MELBOURNE, March 13 (Reuters) – Daniel Ricciardo was putting on a brave face after engine problems forced him to miss Friday’s second practice session for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

Ricciardo completed just nine laps in the first practice session then skipped the second warm-up after Red Bull’s mechanics opted to switch engines.

Mar 13, 2015

Vettel back smiling after strong start with Ferrari

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Sebastian Vettel could hardly hide his delight after completing his first practice session for his new team Ferrari on Friday.

As expected, the German was slower than the two Mercedes’ of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg but he was still quicker than everyone else, setting the third fastest time ahead of Sunday’s season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

Mar 13, 2015

Motor racing-Vettel back smiling after strong start with Ferrari

MELBOURNE, March 13 (Reuters) – Sebastian Vettel could hardly hide his delight after completing his first practice session for his new team Ferrari on Friday.

As expected, the German was slower than the two Mercedes’ of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg but he was still quicker than everyone else, setting the third fastest time ahead of Sunday’s season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

Mar 12, 2015

Ricciardo feeling even better than last year

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Daniel Ricciardo, looking ever more comfortable in his role as one of Formula One’s major talents, is quietly confident about his prospects of making further inroads this year.

The Australian proved a revelation last season, winning three races and finishing third in the championship in his first year with Red Bull.

Mar 12, 2015

Motor racing-Ricciardo feeling even better than last year

MELBOURNE, March 12 (Reuters) – Daniel Ricciardo, looking ever more comfortable in his role as one of Formula One’s major talents, is quietly confident about his prospects of making further inroads this year.

The Australian proved a revelation last season, winning three races and finishing third in the championship in his first year with Red Bull.

Mar 12, 2015

Hamilton excited by chance to emulate Senna

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Ever since he was a little boy, Lewis Hamilton has been besotted by Ayrton Senna. More than 20 years after the Brazilian’s death, little has changed.

Even with a second Formula One world championship under his belt, Hamilton remains driven by the prospect of matching the feats of his childhood hero.

Mar 12, 2015

Motor racing-Hamilton excited by chance to emulate Senna

MELBOURNE, March 12 (Reuters) – Ever since he was a little boy, Lewis Hamilton has been besotted by Ayrton Senna. More than 20 years after the Brazilian’s death, little has changed.

Even with a second Formula One world championship under his belt, Hamilton remains driven by the prospect of matching the feats of his childhood hero.

Mar 11, 2015

Cartwheeling Hassan an unlikely star of the World Cup

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – At a World Cup where millionaires and refugees share the same stage, it is little surprise that one of the standouts of the tournament is also one of the most unlikely.

With his face covered in warpaint and his hair kept in place by a bandana in the Afghan flag colours, Hamid Hassan has emerged as one of the cult figures of the World Cup.

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