Alan Baldwin

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20 Jun 2019 | 10:40 PM

Motor racing: No massive gain from Honda engine upgrade, says Gasly

LE CASTELLET, France (Reuters) - Red Bull can expect better performance from their Honda engines at this weekend's French Formula One Grand Prix but Pierre Gasly has played down hopes of a big step up in front of his home crowd.

20 Jun 2019 | 8:34 PM

Newly-wed Vettel hopes for good news from stewards

LE CASTELLET, France (Reuters) - A newly-married Sebastian Vettel and his Ferrari Formula One team hope to persuade stewards on Friday to review a controversial decision that cost the German victory in Canada two weeks ago.

19 Jun 2019 | 7:02 PM

Motor racing: Mercedes can take sequence of success into double figures

(Reuters) - Formula One champions Mercedes can stretch their unbeaten run into double figures in France on Sunday while rivals Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel still chafe at being denied victory in Canada two weeks ago.

14 Jun 2019 | 5:33 PM

Aston Martin to race Valkyrie hypercar at Le Mans in 2021

LONDON (Reuters) - Aston Martin will challenge for outright victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours race in 2021 with its Valkyrie hypercar, the British luxury sportscar maker announced on Friday after organisers rewrote the rules.

13 Jun 2019 | 8:21 PM

Ferrari set to drop protest, seek review of Canada penalty

LONDON (Reuters) - Ferrari will not formally appeal the penalty that cost Sebastian Vettel victory in the Canadian Grand Prix, sources said on Thursday, but could still seek a review of the decision by presenting fresh evidence.

11 Jun 2019 | 7:45 PM

No hidden agenda in F1 stewards' decision, says Brawn

LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One could be more transparent about stewards' decisions but there was no hidden agenda behind the penalty that cost Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel victory in Canada, the sport's managing director Ross Brawn said on Tuesday.

10 Jun 2019 | 10:59 PM

Add Canada to Formula One's list of classic controversies

LONDON (Reuters) - If Formula One shot itself in the foot in Canada on Sunday, as some said after the race, then a cynic might suggest it was remarkable there was anything left to hit.

7 Jun 2019 | 1:33 AM

Hamilton expects upgraded Mercedes to be stronger in Canada

MONTREAL (Reuters) - Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton will have a new and upgraded engine in his Mercedes for this weekend's Canadian Grand Prix and expects to be stronger than in the past at a favourite circuit.

6 Jun 2019 | 10:12 PM

No distractions for U.S. team ahead of women's World Cup defence

LONDON (Reuters) - Defending champions the United States are in their own private 'bubble', shutting out any distraction ahead of the women's World Cup starting in France on Friday, and loving it.

6 Jun 2019 | 5:54 AM

Absent Hegerberg would have lit up the World Cup, says Rapinoe

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. captain Megan Rapinoe knows all about taking a stance for social equality and justice, and can understand why Norway's Ada Hegerberg has turned her back on the women's World Cup.