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  1. Sport - China - MOTOR RACING

    China 'needs another Yao Ming' to boost profile of motor racing

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 10:57pm by James Porteous

    ... 'needs another Yao' to inspire racers What will it take for China to take an interest in motor racing? Sun Zheng, one of the mainland's rising stars, is in no doubt. "Like Yao Ming in the NBA- we need someone like that," says the 21-year-old Beijing driver, racing for Galaxy Double R at the Macau Grand Prix this weekend. "We need a formula car driver, a very fast one. ...

  2. Sport - Other Sport - PIT STOP

    Little chance of drama in Brazil as Sebastian Vettel seeks 13th win

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 10:19pm by Richard Drew

    ... Richard Drew German's total dominance has turned the Interlagos race into a procession as he looks to equal the season mark for wins Little chance of drama at Brazil GP In the nine years this column has been in this newspaper I can't remember when I sat in front of the computer and not known what to write, so this is a first. The last race is looming in Brazil, ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - MOTOR RACING

    Film could help Formula One break US, says Button

    Posted Oct 05th 2013, 05:43pm by Agence France-Presse in Yeongam, South Korea

    ... story of the legendary 1970s rivalry between James Hunt and Niki Lauda. “It’s always very difficult for a racing driver to watch a film about motor racing because we pick out every situation which we don’t think is correct in terms of the racing on the track,” said Britain’s Button, world champion in 2009. “No film is ever going to be quite right because you have to do the racing ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport

    Vettel says dominance of Formula One not turning off fans

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 05:11pm by Associated Press in Suzuka, Japan

    ... when Michael Schumacher was dominating 10 years ago with five straight titles from 2000 to 2004. Vettel has won eight of 14 races this season and will be aiming to clinch his fourth successive ...

  5. Sport - Other Sport

    Vettel takes pole for Korean Grand Prix

    Posted Oct 05th 2013, 01:32pm by Associated Press in Yeongam, South Korea

    ... has taken the pole for three straight races- and won them all. He’s aiming for a third consecutive win at the Yeongam circuit, and most importantly, a fourth consecutive F1 championship. ... places are outside but on the rubbered racing line. Vettel’s teammate Mark Webber qualified in third but carries a ten-grid-place penalty into Sunday’s race for hitching a ride back to the pits ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - MOTOR RACING

    Formula One headed for crisis, says McLaren chief

    Posted Oct 05th 2013, 12:03pm by Associated Press in Yeongam

    ... Associated Press in Yeongam Formula One is headed towards a crisis within the next 18 months unless costs are cut significantly, McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh said. Whitmarsh said the introduction of V6 turbo engines next year added even more co ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - MOTOR RACING

    Raikkonen will not drive for Red Bull next year

    Posted Aug 20th 2013, 11:24am by Reuters in London

    ... Reuters in London Kimi Raikkonen will not drive for Formula One champions Red Bull next season after talks broke down, his manager said on Monday. The Finn is out of contract at Lotus at the end of the season and was a leading contender to replace Mark Webber at Red Bull when the Australian moves over to endurance racing next year. Fellow Australian Daniel Ricciardo, from Red ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - MOTOR RACING

    Andretti eager to end family's Indy 500 'curse'

    Posted May 25th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... it was even asked. What about the Andretti curse? When you are out front leading this race you are always thinking about it [the curse] Marco Andretti For Marco, grandson of former Formula One champion Mario Andretti and son of IndyCar champion and team owner Michael, the family name is a blessing and curse when it comes to racing at the famed Brickyard. American motor racing royalty, ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - MOTOR RACING

    Alonso shows Massa the way in final China practice

    Posted Apr 13th 2013, 01:55pm by Reuters in Shanghai

    ... for the Chinese Grand Prix on Saturday. The Spaniard, who has been out-qualified by Massa in the last four races, lapped the Shanghai circuit with a best time of one minute 35.391 seconds. Massa, who ... sarcasm on Thursday when asked about the unusual position he faced two races into the season. Lewis Hamilton was third fastest for Mercedes with a time of 1:36.065 with triple world champion ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - MOTOR RACING

    Vettel goes from F1 fan favourite to villain

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 12:58pm

    ... Michael Casey of the Associated Press As Sebastian Vettel has established himself as the most dominant Formula One driver of his generation, racing fans have come to see him as the boyish, ... whatever it takes to win a race and possibly his fourth consecutive drivers’ championship. The 25-year-old German ignored team orders and overtook Red Bull teammate Mark Webber for the victory ...




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