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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.

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.