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Mar 27, 2014

McLaren confident of more podium places in Malaysia

SEPANG, Malaysia (Reuters) – McLaren duo Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen believe a lack of pace will not stop them vying for more podium spots on Malaysia’s notoriously fast track after promising shows at the season-opener in Australia.

The two drivers were promoted to second and third in Melbourne two weeks ago after the disqualification of Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo, putting the team on top of the constructors standings.

Mar 27, 2014

Motor racing-McLaren confident of more podium places in Malaysia

SEPANG, Malaysia, March 27 (Reuters) – McLaren duo Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen believe a lack of pace will not stop them vying for more podium spots on Malaysia’s notoriously fast track after promising shows at the season-opener in Australia.

The two drivers were promoted to second and third in Melbourne two weeks ago after the disqualification of Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo, putting the team on top of the constructors standings.

Mar 27, 2014

Vettel blasts quieter engines, says bad for fans

SEPANG, Malaysia (Reuters) – Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel has blasted the sport’s new V6 turbo engines for a lack of noise, saying the tracks were now quieter than most bars and that fans were missing out.

The German has dominated the sport for the last four years with the old V8 engines but his run of nine consecutive victories ended in Melbourne in the season opening race two weeks ago when retired with a reliability issue.

Mar 27, 2014

Motor racing-Vettel blasts quieter engines, says bad for fans

SEPANG, Malaysia, March 27 (Reuters) – Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel has blasted the sport’s new V6 turbo engines for a lack of noise, saying the tracks were now quieter than most bars and that fans were missing out.

The German has dominated the sport for the last four years with the old V8 engines but his run of nine consecutive victories ended in Melbourne in the season opening race two weeks ago when retired with a reliability issue.

Mar 27, 2014

Rosberg eyeing more wins before grid catches up

SEPANG, Malaysia (Reuters) – A beaming Nico Rosberg predicted he and Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton will be battling for victory in Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix with their swift adaptation to the new regulations leaving the opposition trailing.

The German driver overtook pole sitter Hamilton before the first turn of the season opening race in Melbourne two weeks ago to go on and grab the first chequered flag of the V6 turbocharged engine era.

Mar 27, 2014

Motor racing-Rosberg eyeing more wins before grid catches up

SEPANG, Malaysia, March 27 (Reuters) – A beaming Nico Rosberg predicted he and Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton will be battling for victory in Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix with their swift adaptation to the new regulations leaving the opposition trailing.

The German driver overtook pole sitter Hamilton before the first turn of the season opening race in Melbourne two weeks ago to go on and grab the first chequered flag of the V6 turbocharged engine era.

Mar 26, 2014

Vettel and Franklin take Laureus awards in sombre Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel and American swimming sensation Missy Franklin were named Laureus Sportsman and Woman of the Year on Wednesday in a ceremony filled with tributes to those affected by the missing Malaysian Airlines plane.

Nearly all of the seven winners at the lavish awards ceremony in Kuala Lumpur remarked on flight MH370, which went missing 18 days ago with 239 passengers and crew on board after leaving Kuala Lumpur en route to Beijing.

Mar 26, 2014

Sport-Vettel and Franklin take Laureus awards in sombre Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, March 26 (Reuters) – Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel and American swimming sensation Missy Franklin were named Laureus Sportsman and Woman of the Year on Wednesday in a ceremony filled with tributes to those affected by the missing Malaysian Airlines plane.

Nearly all of the seven winners at the lavish awards ceremony in Kuala Lumpur remarked on flight MH370, which went missing 18 days ago with 239 passengers and crew on board after leaving Kuala Lumpur en route to Beijing.

Mar 26, 2014

Motor racing-F1 party arrives in mourning Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – The world of Formula One descends on Kuala Lumpur for the often dramatic Malaysian Grand Prix with excitement around the Sepang circuit unusually muted as the country mourns the disappearance of flight MH370.

The Sepang circuit is a stone’s throw from Kuala Lumpur International Airport where the Malaysian Airlines flight carrying 239 passengers and crew departed 18 days ago and has since become the home for many associated with the story.

Mar 26, 2014

F1 party arrives in mourning Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – The world of Formula One descends on Kuala Lumpur for the often dramatic Malaysian Grand Prix with excitement around the Sepang circuit unusually muted as the country mourns the disappearance of flight MH370.

The Sepang circuit is a stone’s throw from Kuala Lumpur International Airport where the Malaysian Airlines flight carrying 239 passengers and crew departed 18 days ago and has since become the home for many associated with the story.