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Mar 29, 2014

Motor racing-Slick Hamilton on pole for Malaysian GP

SEPANG, Malaysia, March 29 (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.

Mar 29, 2014

Motor racing-Malaysian GP qualifying underway after rain delay

SEPANG, Malaysia, March 29 (Reuters) – Malaysian Grand Prix qualifying started 50 minutes late on Saturday after steady rain descended on the Sepang Circuit and left pools of water on the track.

Qualifying for the second race of the Formula One season had been due to start at 1600 local (0800 GMT) but the International Automobile Federation (FIA) pushed the start back by 15 minutes on three occasions and then by a further five.

Mar 29, 2014

Motor racing-Malaysian GP qualifying underway after rain delay

SEPANG, Malaysia, March 29 (Reuters) – Malaysian Grand Prix qualifying started 50 minutes late on Saturday after steady rain descended on the Sepang Circuit and left pools of water on the track.

Qualifying for the second race of the Formula One season had been due to start at 1600 local (0800 GMT) but the International Automobile Federation (FIA) pushed the start back by 15 minutes on three occasions and then by a further five.

Mar 29, 2014

Malaysian Grand Prix qualifying delayed by rain

SEPANG, Malaysia (Reuters) – Qualifying for the Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix was delayed by 45 minutes on Saturday after steady rain descended on the Sepang Circuit and left pools of water on the track.

Qualifying for the second race of the 2014 season had been due to start at 1600 local (0800 GMT) with the International Automobile Federation (FIA) pushing the start back by 15 minutes on three occasions.

Mar 29, 2014

Rosberg quickest in final Malaysian practice

SEPANG, Malaysia (Reuters) – Nico Rosberg gave Mercedes a clean sweep of the practice sessions for the Malaysian Grand Prix by topping the timesheets in the third and final one before qualifying later on Saturday.

The German driver, who won the season opening race in Melbourne a fortnight ago, recorded a best lap of one minute 39.008 seconds at the Sepang Circuit on Saturday, just ahead of his team mate Lewis Hamilton.

Mar 29, 2014

Motor racing-Rosberg quickest in final Malaysian practice

SEPANG, Malaysia, March 29 (Reuters) – Nico Rosberg gave Mercedes a clean sweep of the practice sessions for the Malaysian Grand Prix by topping the timesheets in the third and final one before qualifying later on Saturday.

The German driver, who won the season opening race in Melbourne a fortnight ago, recorded a best lap of one minute 39.008 seconds at the Sepang Circuit on Saturday, just ahead of his team mate Lewis Hamilton.

Mar 29, 2014

Motor racing-Rosberg quickest in final Malaysian practice

SEPANG, Malaysia, March 29 (Reuters) – Nico Rosberg gave Mercedes a clean sweep of the practice sessions for the Malaysian Grand Prix by topping the timesheets in the third and final one before qualifying later on Saturday.

The German driver, who won the season opening race in Melbourne a fortnight ago, recorded a best lap of one minute 39.008 seconds at the Sepang Circuit on Saturday, just ahead of his team mate Lewis Hamilton.

Mar 28, 2014

Horner wants rid of fuel sensors after more issues

SEPANG, Malaysia (Reuters) – Red Bull team principal Christian Horner called for the removal of fuel flow sensors after the Formula One champions suffered more issues with the new system in Friday practice at the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Australian Daniel Ricciardo finished second for Red Bull at the season-opener in Melbourne two weeks ago only to be disqualified for exceeding the fuel flow limit of 100kg per hour.

Mar 28, 2014

Motor racing-Horner wants rid of fuel sensors after more issues

SEPANG, Malaysia, March 28 (Reuters) – Red Bull team principal Christian Horner is seeking the removal of fuel flow sensors after they suffered more issues with the new system at Friday’s practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Horner’s new driver Daniel Ricciardo crossed the line in second at the season-opening Melbourne Grand Prix a fortnight ago only for the FIA to disqualify him for exceeding the fuel flow limit of 100kg per hour.

Mar 28, 2014

Raikkonen happy after positive day’s practice

SEPANG, Malaysia (Reuters) – Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen was in a surprisingly positive mood after modifications to his car helped him keep pace with favorites Mercedes during Friday’s practice at the Malaysian Grand Prix.

The Finn was second in both 90-minute sessions at the steamy Sepang circuit behind Lewis Hamilton and then Nico Rosberg to give him hope of being more competitive in Sunday’s race after a disappointing start in Melbourne a fortnight ago.