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Mar 14, 2015

Motor racing-Ricciardo relieved after qualifying seventh

MELBOURNE, March 14 (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.

Mar 14, 2015

McLaren start new Honda era on back row of F1 grid

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – McLaren’s worst fears were realized on Saturday when they suffered a humiliating start to the Formula One season with a woeful Australian Grand Prix qualifying session that left both cars at the back of the grid.

The sport’s second most successful team in terms of race wins, McLaren endured one of their worst qualifying performances in decades and at the start of a new partnership with Honda.

Mar 14, 2015

Motor racing-McLaren start new Honda era on back row of F1 grid

MELBOURNE, March 14 (Reuters) – McLaren’s worst fears were realised on Saturday when they suffered a humiliating start to the Formula One season with a woeful Australian Grand Prix qualifying session that left both cars at the back of the grid.

The sport’s second most successful team in terms of race wins, McLaren endured one of their worst qualifying performances in decades and at the start of a new partnership with Honda.

Mar 14, 2015

Motor racing-Manor Marussia team to miss Australian GP

MELBOURNE, March 14 (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.

The British-based team struggled just to get their cars to Albert Park for the opening race but were unable to get either of them on the circuit because of a computer software problem.

Mar 14, 2015

Sauber to start in Australia after driver drops case

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Dutch Formula One driver Giedo van der Garde has dropped his legal action against Sauber, allowing the team to race in this weekend’s season-opening Australian Grand Prix without him.

Van de Garde released a statement on Saturday saying that while the issue was still not resolved and talks would resume next week, he had agreed to forgo his right to race this weekend.

Mar 14, 2015

Motor racing-Sauber to start in Australia after driver drops case

MELBOURNE, March 14 (Reuters) – Dutch Formula One driver Giedo van der Garde has dropped his legal action against Sauber, allowing the team to race in this weekend’s season-opening Australian Grand Prix without him.

Van de Garde released a statement on Saturday saying that while the issue was still not resolved and talks would resume next week, he had agreed to forgo his right to race this weekend.

Mar 13, 2015

Manor Marussia in race to be ready for Australian GP

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – The Manor Marussia Formula One team was still unsure if it would make it to the starting grid for this weekend’s season opening Australian Grand Prix after sitting out Friday’s practice sessions.

The British-based team struggled just to get their cars to Australia for the opening race but were unable to get either of them on the Albert Park track on Friday because of a computer software problem.

Mar 13, 2015

Motor racing-Manor Marussia in race to be ready for Australian GP

MELBOURNE, March 13 (Reuters) – The Manor Marussia Formula One team was still unsure if it would make it to the starting grid for this weekend’s season opening Australian Grand Prix after sitting out Friday’s practice sessions.

The British-based team struggled just to get their cars to Australia for the opening race but were unable to get either of them on the Albert Park track on Friday because of a computer software problem.

Mar 13, 2015

Sauber driver court case adjourned until Saturday

MELBOURNE (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

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.

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