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Formula 1 – Pole, Podium & Points For Red Bull Racing

August 1, 2011

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Car 1 SEBASTIAN VETTEL, Finish Position: 2nd, Start Position: POLE POSITION   “I was struggling a little in the first stint on the intermediate tyres. Lewis was a bit faster and then I went into Turn 2 too deep, it was quite tricky – he was pushing quite hard and I tried to be on […]

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Formula 1 – Vodafone McLaren Mercedes – 2011 Hungarian Grand Prix – Qualifying‏

July 31, 2011

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LEWIS HAMILTON MP4-26A-03 P3 7th                                1m22.667s (+1.499s) 14 laps Qualifying Q1: 2th                           1m21.636s (on Primes) Q2: 6th                              1m21.105s (on Primes) Q3: 2nd overall               1m19.978s (on Options) “It’s great to see the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team with both cars on the front two rows – it’s a sign that there’s real pace here now. Everyone in the team is […]

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Formula 1 – Lewis Hamilton Fastest In Hungarian Grand Prix FP1 & FP2

July 30, 2011

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LEWIS HAMILTON MP4-26A-03 P1 programme                                     19 laps                         1m23.350s                    1st P2 programme                                     29 laps                         1m21.018s                    1st “It’s a great feeling to start the weekend on a high. We had a much smoother Friday here than we did at the Nurburgring, so I’m pretty happy. The car looks reasonably competitive, given the balance and the fuel […]

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Formula 1 – Red Bull Racing Hungarian Grand Prix Free Practice Report

July 30, 2011

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Mark Webber:     “I made a mistake this morning when I got on the   damp kerb. I’ve seen a few of those over the last few years, but drivers still don’t learn – we still go out there and push! I clipped the ‘turf and hit the barrier, but fortunately only the front […]

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Formula 1 – Hungarian Grand Prix; The V8 Centenary

July 27, 2011

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The 2011 Hungarian Grand Prix will be a race of anniversaries, including 100 Grands Prix for MERCEDES GP PETRONAS driver Nico Rosberg and 200 for the Mercedes-powered 2009 World Champion Jenson Button. But it will also mark a technological milestone for the sport, as the 2.4 litre V8 engine, competes in its 100th race. Here’s […]

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Formula 1 – McLaren Mercedes Hungarian Grand Prix Preview

July 27, 2011

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Lewis Hamilton “After my win at the Nurburgring on Sunday, the Hungarian Grand Prix can’t come soon enough. The team performed brilliantly last weekend and I want to maintain that momentum at the Hungaroring. “It’s going to be a completely different challenge. The weather conditions will be much hotter than they were at the ’Ring […]

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Formula 1 – Lewis Hamilton Wins At Nurburgring

July 25, 2011

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LEWIS HAMILTON MP4-26A-03 Started:            2nd Finished:          1st Fastest lap:      1m34.302ss (1st) Pitstops:          Three: laps 16, 31 and 50 (Op-Op-Op-Pri) 2011 points:     134 (3rd) “Every win is special – but with all the emotion, effort and energy the team put into today’s victory, this one feels even more special than usual. “Coming into this weekend, I […]

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Formula 1 – McLaren Mercedes German Grand Prix Qualifying Report

July 24, 2011

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LEWIS HAMILTON MP4-26A-03 P3 4th                                 1m31.578s (+0.662s) 13 laps Qualifying Q1 8th                           1m32.934s (on Primes) Q2 1st                               1m30.998s (on Options) Q3 2nd overall                1m30.134s (on Options) “First of all I want to say a huge congratulations to the whole team, who did a great job today. Everyone back at the factory and here […]

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Formula 1 – Red Bull Racing German Grand Prix Qualifying Report

July 24, 2011

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Car 2 MARK WEBBER, Position: POLE POSITION (3rd Practice – P2, 1:31.049) “The session went pretty well, with the exception of my run in Q2, which wasn’t very smooth. The other sessions were good and the boys did a great job on the car; they’ve had some late nights in the lead up to the […]

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Formula 1 – McLaren Mercedes German Grand Prix Free Practice Report

July 23, 2011

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LEWIS HAMILTON MP4-26A-03 P1 programme                                     18 laps                         1m32.996s (+1.102s)     5th P2 programme                                     28 laps                         1m32.724s (+1.013s)     7th “It’s been a productive day. We got through our run-plans well, and my long-run pace is better than it was at Silverstone, which is a good thing. “We’ve got some updates on the car and they seem to […]

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Formula 1 – Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 2011 Santander German Grand Prix Preview‏

July 16, 2011

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“Both my previous races at this circuit have been eventful ones. The last time we were here, in 2009, it was such a mixed weekend. We’d been struggling with the car in the early races of the season and the guys back at the factory had been working around the clock to find a solution. […]

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Formula 1 – McLaren Mercedes Silverstone Grand Prix Race Report

July 11, 2011

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LEWIS HAMILTON MP4-26A-03 Started:            10th Finished:          4th Fastest lap:      1m36.180s (+1.272s, 5th) Pitstops:          Three: laps 12, 24 and 37 (Int-Op-Op-Op) 2011 points:     109 (4th) “Before the end, I had to start saving fuel: you have to lift and coast, which means the brake temperatures drop. So I had no brakes, and […]

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Formula 1 – McLaren Mercedes Silverstone Grand Prix Qualifying Report

July 10, 2011

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JENSON BUTTON MP4-26A-04 P3 6th                                 1m32.956s (+1.555s) 18 laps Qualifying Q1 11th                         1m34.230s (on Primes) Q2 4th                              1m32.273s (on Options) Q3 5th overall                1m31.898s (on Options) “Today was a bit of a topsy-turvy day. The balance of our car wasn’t great, and it’s always difficult when you find out at the last minute what […]

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Formula 1 – McLaren Mercedes Silverstone Grand Prix Free Practice Report

July 9, 2011

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“An encouraging day – despite the wet” Silverstone, Friday July 8 LEWIS HAMILTON MP4-26A-03 P1 programme                                     21 laps                         1m48.161s (+1.558s)     8th P2 programme                                     6 laps                           1m51.438s (+1.471s)     4th “It’s a shame today was so wet, because I really wanted to put on a good show for all the fans – they had to brave […]

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Formula 1 – McLaren Mercedes Extend Contract With Reserve Driver Gary Paffett

July 6, 2011

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Vodafone McLaren Mercedes has extended its contract with Gary Paffett for the 2012 season. Gary will remain as a test, development & reserve driver for the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team, signing a deal that allows him to continue dovetailing his Formula 1 test duties with his racing career. Gary joined McLaren in 2005 and has […]

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Formula 1 – Tough Day In Valencia For McLaren Mercedes

June 27, 2011

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LEWIS HAMILTON MP4-26A-03 Started:            3rd Finished:          4th Fastest lap:      1m42.947s (+1.095s, 6th) Pitstops:          Three: laps 12, 24 and 42 (Op-Op-Op-Pr) 2011 points:     97 (4th) “I got a poor start and lost out to both Ferraris. “After that, it was a long race – the team asked me to stay out for […]

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Formula 1 – Vodafone Mclaren Mercedes – 2011 European Grand Prix qualifying‏

June 26, 2011

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LEWIS HAMILTON MP4-26A-03 P3 7th                                 1m38.741s (+1.483s) 13 laps Qualifying Q1 4th                           1m39.244s (on Primes) Q2 2nd                           1m37.727s (on Options) Q33rd overall                1m37.380s (on Options)  “I’m excited to be in the fight: we can win from this position. Of course, we’ll need a bit of luck with the strategy and the pitstops, but […]

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Formula 1 – McLaren Mercedes European Grand Prix FP 1 & 2 Report

June 25, 2011

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LEWIS HAMILTON MP4-26A-03 P1 programme                                     23 laps                         1m41.510s (+1.107s)     4th P2 programme                                     26 laps                         1m38.195s (+0.227s)     2nd “It was very slippery out there today. In P2, the grip was a little lower because the new Prime tyre proved a bit tricky to switch on. But once we fitted the Option tyre, it was much […]

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Formula 1 – Vodafone Mclaren Mercedes – 2011 Canadian Grand Prix‏

June 13, 2011

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JENSON BUTTON MP4-26A-02 Started:            7th Finished:          1st Fastest lap:      1m16.956s (1st) Pitstops:          Six: On laps 8, 13, 19, 35, 37 and 51; Extreme-Intermediate (lap 8)-drive-through (for excessive speed behind the Safety Car, lap 13)-Extreme (lap 19). Restart: Extreme-Intermediate (lap 35)-Intermediate (puncture, lap 37)-Option (lap 51) 2011 points:     101 (2nd) “That […]

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Formula 1 – Vodafone McLaren Mercedes – 2011 Canadian Grand Prix preview‏

June 5, 2011

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Lewis Hamilton “Montreal is a very special place for me. It’s where I took my first Formula 1 pole position and won my first race. I’ve always got on really well with the track, the layout seems to suit my driving style, and I won there last year from pole position. “Perhaps even more importantly, […]

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