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Jun 7, 2014

Rosberg beats Hamilton to Canadian GP pole

MONTREAL (Reuters) – Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg took pole position for the Canadian Grand Prix on Saturday, with Mercedes team mate and closest rival Lewis Hamilton again beaten into second place at a favourite circuit.

The pole was the seventh in seven races for the sport’s dominant team who have won every grand prix so far this season and finished one-two in the last five.

Jun 7, 2014

Motor racing-Rosberg beats Hamilton to Canadian GP pole

MONTREAL, June 7 (Reuters) – Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg took pole position for the Canadian Grand Prix on Saturday, with Mercedes team mate and closest rival Lewis Hamilton beaten into second place at a favourite circuit.

The pole was the seventh in seven races for the sport’s dominant team, who have won every grand prix so far this season and finished one-two in the last five.

Jun 7, 2014

Motor racing-Rosberg beats Hamilton to Canadian GP pole

MONTREAL, June 7 (Reuters) – Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg took pole position for the Canadian Grand Prix on Saturday, with Mercedes team mate and closest rival Lewis Hamilton beaten into second place at a favourite circuit.

The pole was the seventh in seven races for the sport’s dominant team, who have won every grand prix so far this season and finished one-two in the last five.

Jun 7, 2014

Canadian GP organisers announce 10-year extension

MONTREAL (Reuters) – The Canadian Grand Prix will remain on the calendar for the next 10 years, Montreal authorities said on Saturday after announcing an agreement in principal with Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone.

The new deal envisages nearly C$30 million (16.33 million pounds) being spent on a major revamp of the track and paddock infrastructure at the ageing Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, considered one of the championship’s most out-dated.

Jun 7, 2014

Motor racing-Canadian GP organisers announce 10-year extension

MONTREAL, June 7 (Reuters) – The Canadian Grand Prix will remain on the calendar for the next 10 years, Montreal authorities said on Saturday after announcing an agreement in principal with Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone.

The new deal envisages nearly C$30 million ($27.44 million US) being spent on a major revamp of the track and paddock infrastructure at the ageing Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, considered one of the championship’s most out-dated.

Jun 7, 2014

Hamilton puts Mercedes back on top in Canada

MONTREAL (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton signalled his intentions to reclaim the Formula One drivers’ championship lead from Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg after setting the pace in practice for the Canadian Grand Prix on Friday.

The Briton, a three-time winner on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, lapped the island track in one minute 16.118 seconds on an overcast afternoon on the banks of the St. Lawrence River.

Jun 6, 2014

Motor racing-Hamilton puts Mercedes back on top in Canada

MONTREAL, June 6 (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton signalled his intentions to reclaim the Formula One drivers’ championship lead from Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg after setting the pace in practice for the Canadian Grand Prix on Friday.

The Briton, a three-time winner on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, lapped the island track in one minute 16.118 seconds on an overcast afternoon on the banks of the St. Lawrence River.

Jun 6, 2014

Alonso upstages mighty Mercedes in first practice

MONTREAL (Reuters) – Ferrariā€™s former world champion Fernando Alonso upstaged the mighty Mercedes team by setting the pace in first practice for the Canadian Grand Prix on Friday.

Alonso, a winner on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in 2006 and runner-up to world champion Sebastian Vettel last year, lapped the island track with a best time of one minute 17.238 seconds on an overcast morning on the banks of the St. Lawrence river.

Jun 6, 2014

Motor racing-Alonso upstages mighty Mercedes in first practice

MONTREAL, June 6 (Reuters) – Ferrari’s former world champion Fernando Alonso upstaged the mighty Mercedes team by setting the pace in first practice for the Canadian Grand Prix on Friday.

Alonso, a winner on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in 2006 and runner-up to world champion Sebastian Vettel last year, lapped the island track with a best time of one minute 17.238 seconds on an overcast morning on the banks of the St. Lawrence river.

Jun 5, 2014

Tough climb but Red Bull can reach summit, says Horner

MONTREAL (Reuters) – Struggling Red Bull have a hard mountain to climb but they can still reach the Formula One summit again this year and claim a fifth straight drivers’ crown, team principal Christian Horner said on Thursday.

While Mercedes have dominated the season with six wins from six races, Horner and his four times world champion Sebastian Vettel were not giving up hope after arriving in Montreal for Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix.