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Sep 21, 2014

Hamilton leads championship after Rosberg retirement

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Nico Rosberg suffered a major blow to his chances of a first Formula One title when he retired from Sunday’s Singapore Grand Prix after only 14 laps and lost his lead in the championship to race winner Lewis Hamilton.

The German, who qualified in second place for Mercedes, had already been forced to start from the pit lane after repeated issues with his car’s steering wheel.

Sep 21, 2014

Motor racing-Rosberg retires from Singapore Grand Prix

SINGAPORE, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Formula One leader Nico Rosberg suffered a major blow to his championship chances when he retired from Sunday’s Singapore Grand Prix with electronics problems after only 14 laps.

The German, who qualified in second place for Mercedes, was forced to start from the pit lane after repeated issues with his car’s steering wheel.

Sep 20, 2014

Red Bull duo have mixed feelings about qualifying

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo was only looking at the positives despite seeing a first Formula One pole position snatched away from him at the death of Singapore qualifying by title-chasing Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.

The rookie Australian had clocked the fastest time with his final lap at the Marina Bay Street Circuit on Saturday, only to see Rosberg and then Hamilton better his mark of one minute 45.854 seconds by only 0.173.

Sep 20, 2014

Motor racing-Red Bull duo have mixed feelings about qualifying

SINGAPORE, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo was only looking at the positives despite seeing a first Formula One pole position snatched away from him at the death of Singapore qualifying by title-chasing Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.

The rookie Australian had clocked the fastest time with his final lap at the Marina Bay Street Circuit on Saturday, only to see Rosberg and then Hamilton better his mark of one minute 45.854 seconds by only 0.173.

Sep 20, 2014

Alonso buoyed by Ferrari pace in Singapore

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Fernando Alonso was cautiously optimistic he could collect a rare podium after his stuttering Ferrari surprised him with its competitiveness in qualifying at the Singapore Grand Prix on Saturday.

The twice Formula One world champion will start Sunday’s race in fifth after he followed up his promising practice form by finishing qualifying just 0.226 seconds behind pole sitter and former team mate Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes.

Sep 20, 2014

Motor racing-Alonso buoyed by Ferrari pace in Singapore

SINGAPORE, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Fernando Alonso was cautiously optimistic he could collect a rare podium after his stuttering Ferrari surprised him with its competitiveness in qualifying at the Singapore Grand Prix on Saturday.

The twice Formula One world champion will start Sunday’s race in fifth after he followed up his promising practice form by finishing qualifying just 0.226 seconds behind pole sitter and former team mate Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes.

Sep 20, 2014

Alonso quickest in final Singapore practice

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Fernando Alonso continued his promising Singapore Grand Prix weekend for struggling Ferrari by finishing fastest in final practice before qualifying on Saturday.

Alonso clocked a best time of one minutes 47.299 seconds, the fastest of the weekend, under the fading light at the Marina Bay Street Circuit where he won in 2008 and 2010.

Sep 20, 2014

Motor racing-Alonso quickest in final Singapore practice

SINGAPORE, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Fernando Alonso continued his promising Singapore Grand Prix weekend for struggling Ferrari by finishing fastest in final practice before qualifying on Saturday.

Alonso clocked a best time of one minutes 47.299 seconds, the fastest of the weekend, under the fading light at the Marina Bay Street Circuit where he won in 2008 and 2010.

Sep 19, 2014

Radio ban delayed to ensure fairness for all, says FIA

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Formula One has back-tracked on a planned clampdown on radio and pitboard messages for reasons of fairness but remains determined to end driver ‘coaching’ during races, the world governing body said on Friday.

Teams will be allowed to send messages relating to car performance in Sunday’s Singapore Grand Prix but from next season they will follow those concerning driver performance onto the banned list.

Sep 19, 2014

Motor racing-Radio ban delayed to ensure fairness for all, says FIA

SINGAPORE, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Formula One has back-tracked on a planned clampdown on radio and pitboard messages for reasons of fairness but remains determined to end driver ‘coaching’ during races, the world governing body said on Friday.

Teams will be allowed to send messages relating to car performance in Sunday’s Singapore Grand Prix but from next season they will follow those concerning driver performance onto the banned list.