Formula One’s ringmaster Bernie Ecclestone called an emergency meeting with the team principals minutes before qualifying for the Hungarian GP began on Saturday lunchtime. With television viewing figures waning – in some territories at least – and disappointing box office last time out at Hockenheim, Bernie is officially worried.
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Rack up another German victory after last Sunday’s triumph in the football: Nico Rosberg never looked in the slightest trouble as he dominated his home Grand Prix, keeping clear of problems during an eventful afternoon at Hockenheim to lead the race from start to finish. 440 more words
So, a fine result for the home crowd eventually at Silverstone, but only after a nervy weekend. After Lewis Hamilton’s disastrous qualifying stint that saw him start sixth on the grid, then a delayed restart to the race on lap two after a spin from Kimi Raikonnen took out a section of fence on the Wellington Straight, Hamilton rewarded the flag-waving hordes by winning a thrilling British Grand Prix. 450 more words
When Williams locked out the front row in yesterday’s qualifying session, it was an uplifting result for the officially plucky British squad in a week of entirely predictable misery for English football fans. 702 more words
Mercedes headed into the Canadian Grand Prix chasing their sixth consecutive one-two finish, something that no team in Formula One has ever managed to nail. But, despite dominating the 2014 season so far, wise heads like team boss Paddy Lowe knew to temper what looked like favourable odds against the fact that this brilliant street circuit is also a car breaker – tough on engines, even tougher on brakes, and merciless on tyres.