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Mar 15, 2015

Are Mercedes making F1 boring? Rivals fear so

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – No sooner had Mercedes cruised to the checkered flag at Sunday’s season-opening Australian Grand Prix, their rivals were all but conceding the 2015 Formula One championship was as good as over.

Dominant in 2014, Mercedes were again in a class of their own with double world champion Lewis Hamilton coasting to victory over team mate Nico Rosberg.

Mar 15, 2015

Motor racing-Are Mercedes making F1 boring? Rivals fear so.

MELBOURNE, March 15 (Reuters) – No sooner had Mercedes cruised to the chequered flag at Sunday’s season-opening Australian Grand Prix, their rivals were all but conceding the 2015 Formula One championship was as good as over.

Dominant in 2014, Mercedes were again in a class of their own with double world champion Lewis Hamilton coasting to victory over team mate Nico Rosberg.

Mar 15, 2015

Nasr gives Sauber something to cheer about

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Felipe Nasr shrugged off the legal distractions that have plagued his Sauber team with an impressive debut at the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday.

The Brazilian, who was unsure until Saturday whether he would be competing, showed he had a cool head as well as a fast car as he finished fifth in his first Formula One race.

Mar 15, 2015

Motor racing-Nasr gives Sauber something to cheer about

MELBOURNE, March 15 (Reuters) – Felipe Nasr shrugged off the legal distractions that have plagued his Sauber team with an impressive debut at the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday.

The Brazilian, who was unsure until Saturday whether he would be competing, showed he had a cool head as well as a fast car as he finished fifth in his first Formula One race.

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.

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