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Mar 30, 2014

Motor racing-More disappointment for Red Bulls’s optimistic Ricciardo

SEPANG, Malaysia, March 30 (Reuters) – Disqualified in Australia and dumped with a 10-place grid penalty after Malaysia, even the eternally optimistic Daniel Ricciardo was struggling to stay positive after a testing start to his Red Bull career.

Two weeks ago, the Australian was celebrating a second place finish in Melbourne only for his car to fall foul of fuel flow rate regulations that led to the FIA taking away that first Formula One podium.

Mar 30, 2014

Pole-to-flag Hamilton wins in Malaysia

SEPANG, Malaysia (Reuters) – Briton’s Lewis Hamilton won the Malaysian Grand Prix with a pole-to-flag victory ahead of Nico Rosberg on Sunday in a first Mercedes one-two since they returned to Formula One as a works team in 2010.

The 2008 Formula One world champion easily pulled away from his rivals on a dry track with a three-stop strategy to win the race by 17.3 seconds, his 23rd career victory and first in Malaysia at the eighth attempt.

Mar 30, 2014

Motor racing-Pole-to-flag Hamilton wins in Malaysia

SEPANG, Malaysia, March 30 (Reuters) – Briton’s Lewis Hamilton won the Malaysian Grand Prix with a pole-to-flag victory ahead of Nico Rosberg on Sunday in a first Mercedes one-two since they returned to Formula One as a works team in 2010.

The 2008 Formula One world champion easily pulled away from his rivals on a dry track with a three-stop strategy to win the race by 17.3 seconds, his 23rd career victory and first in Malaysia at the eighth attempt.

Mar 29, 2014

Tire gamble fails to pay off for Button

SEPANG, Malaysia (Reuters) – A gamble on tires failed to pay off for McLaren’s Jenson Button but the former Formula One world champion remained positive he could still threaten from 10th if the rain persisted at the Malaysian Grand Prix.

As most of his rivals went for wet tires, the British driver opted to run on intermediates in the final qualifying phase after just making it into the top 10 qualifying shootout at a rain soaked Sepang Circuit.

Mar 29, 2014

Motor racing-Tyre gamble fails to pay off for Button

SEPANG, Malaysia, March 29 (Reuters) – A gamble on tyres failed to pay off for McLaren’s Jenson Button but the former Formula One world champion remained positive he could still threaten from 10th if the rain persisted at the Malaysian Grand Prix.

As most of his rivals went for wet tyres, the British driver opted to run on intermediates in the final qualifying phase after just making it into the top 10 qualifying shootout at a rain soaked Sepang Circuit.

Mar 29, 2014

Alonso delighted to qualify on second row

SEPANG, Malaysia (Reuters) – Fernando Alonso, a three times winner in Malaysia, was happy with fourth place on the starting grid on Saturday after steering his battered Ferrari through the rain.

The double Formula One world champion, winner of 32 races in his career, felt fortunate just to be on the second row after earlier colliding with Daniil Kvyat’s Toro Rosso.

Mar 29, 2014

Motor racing-Alonso delighted to qualify on second row

SEPANG, Malaysia, March 29 (Reuters) – Fernando Alonso, a three times winner in Malaysia, was happy with fourth place on the starting grid on Saturday after steering his battered Ferrari through the rain.

The double Formula One world champion, winner of 32 races in his career, felt fortunate just to be on the second row after earlier colliding with Daniil Kvyat’s Toro Rosso.

Mar 29, 2014

Vettel shows champion qualities to make front row

SEPANG, Malaysia (Reuters) – Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel overcame more reliability problems to steer his struggling Red Bull onto the front row of the grid for the Malaysian Grand Prix on Saturday.

Second place in qualifying at a wet Sepang raised the German’s spirits after he was forced to retire early in the Australian season-opener two weeks ago following dismal pre-season testing.

Mar 29, 2014

Motor racing-Vettel shows champion qualities to make front row

SEPANG, Malaysia, March 29 (Reuters) – Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel overcame more reliability problems to steer his struggling Red Bull onto the front row of the grid for the Malaysian Grand Prix on Saturday.

Second place in qualifying at a wet Sepang raised the German’s spirits after he was forced to retire early in the Australian season-opener two weeks ago following dismal pre-season testing.

Mar 29, 2014

Slick Hamilton on pole for Malaysian GP

SEPANG, Malaysia (Reuters) – Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton made it two poles in two races after emerging unscathed from an incident-packed and rain-hit Malaysian Grand Prix qualifying on Saturday.

The Briton saw off Red Bull’s quadruple Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel by 0.055 of a second in a session with two red flags, a 50 minute rain delay and more downpours throughout the afternoon.