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Nov 16, 2013

Motor racing-Maldonado accuses Williams of favouring Bottas

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Williams rejected any suggestion of favouritism or dirty tricks after their departing Venezuelan driver Pastor Maldonado made thinly-veiled accusations against the Formula One team on Saturday.

Maldonado, who is leaving after next week’s finale in Brazil, qualified only 18th for the U.S. Grand Prix while Finnish rookie team mate Valtteri Bottas put his car in ninth place on the grid.

Nov 16, 2013

Vettel on pole for what could be a record win

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Red Bull’s quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel seized pole position on Saturday for a U.S. Grand Prix that could see him celebrate a record eighth successive win of the Formula One season.

Sunday’s race will be the eighth time this season that the 26-year-old German, who clinched his fourth successive driver’s title in India last month, has started from pole and the second straight year in Texas.

Nov 16, 2013

Motor racing-Vettel on pole for what could be a record win

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Red Bull’s quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel seized pole position on Saturday for a U.S. Grand Prix that could see him celebrate a record eighth successive win of the Formula One season.

Sunday’s race will be the eighth time this season that the 26-year-old German, who clinched his fourth successive driver’s title in India last month, has started from pole and the second straight year in Texas.

Nov 16, 2013

Vettel fastest in final U.S. Grand Prix practice

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel continued to set the pace at the U.S. Formula One Grand Prix, topping the final practice time sheets in another Red Bull one-two on Saturday.

Vettel, who started from pole at the inaugural race in Austin last year, will be favored to do so again on Sunday after lapping the Circuit of the Americas in a best time of one minute 36.733 seconds.

Nov 16, 2013

Motor racing-Vettel fastest in final U.S. Grand Prix practice

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel continued to set the pace at the U.S. Formula One Grand Prix, topping the final practice time sheets in another Red Bull one-two on Saturday.

Vettel, who started from pole at the inaugural race in Austin last year, will be favoured to do so again on Sunday after lapping the Circuit of the Americas in a best time of one minute 36.733 seconds.

Nov 16, 2013

Lotus hail ‘brilliant’ stand-in Kovalainen

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Heikki Kovalainen has been around Formula One long enough not to get excited about Friday practice times but Lotus were singing his praises after their Finnish stand-in’s impressive performance at the U.S. Grand Prix.

The veteran of 109 Formula One races, the last 60 without scoring a point, Kovalainen was fifth fastest at the end of the opening day and ahead of French team mate Romain Grosjean on the timesheets.

Nov 16, 2013

Vettel back on top in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel’s bid for a record eighth straight Formula One race win of the season picked up speed on Friday with the Red Bull driver fastest in free practice for the U.S. Grand Prix.

After sitting near the bottom of the timing sheets in a foggy and chaotic opening practice session, the 26-year-old German sizzled under the blazing afternoon Texas sun and lapped the Circuit of the Americas with a best time of one minute 37.305 seconds.

Nov 16, 2013

Motor racing-Lotus hail ‘brilliant’ stand-in Kovalainen

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov 15 (Reuters) – Heikki Kovalainen has been around Formula One long enough not to get excited about Friday practice times but Lotus were singing his praises after their Finnish stand-in’s impressive performance at the U.S. Grand Prix.

The veteran of 109 Formula One races, the last 60 without scoring a point, Kovalainen was fifth fastest at the end of the opening day and ahead of French team mate Romain Grosjean on the timesheets.

Nov 15, 2013

Motor racing-Vettel back on top in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov 15 (Reuters) – Quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel’s bid for a record eighth straight Formula One race win of the season picked up speed on Friday with the Red Bull driver fastest in free practice for the U.S. Grand Prix.

After sitting near the bottom of the timing sheets in a foggy and chaotic opening practice session, the 26-year-old German sizzled under the blazing afternoon Texas sun and lapped the Circuit of the Americas with a best time of one minute 37.305 seconds.

Nov 15, 2013

Alonso top in fog delayed U.S. Grand Prix practice

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso was fastest on Friday in a chaotic and truncated first U.S. Grand Prix practice session after the start was delayed by fog and then problems with the medical helicopter.

The Spaniard, who was given the all-clear to race after a medical on Thursday, lapped the twisting Circuit of the Americas in a time of one minute 38.343 seconds, just 0.028 ahead of McLaren’s Jenson Button.