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2015 Russian Grand Prix – Friday Press Conference

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TEAM REPRESENTATIVES – Paul HEMBERY (Pirelli), Graeme LOWDON (Manor), Monisha KALTENBORN (Sauber), Paul MONAGHAN (Red Bull Racing), Rob SMEDLEY (Williams)

PRESS CONFERENCE

Graeme, if we can start with you, obviously the big news as far as you are concerned is Mercedes engines for next year. What does it mean you can do now and where do you expect to be fighting in 2016?
Graeme LOWDON: Well, it’s a big step forward for the team. If you look at the last… from 12 months from this weekend last year, there’s an awful lot happened in the team. We’ve

Russian Grand Prix Preview: Sochi, October 8-11, 2015

Russian Grand Prix Preview: Sochi, October 8-11, 2015

 P ZERO SOFT AND SUPERSOFT TYRES – A STEP SOFTER THAN LAST YEAR –
FOR THE SECOND RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX

 TYRE WEAR AND DEGRADATION EXPECTED TO BE LOW, THANKS TO SMOOTH
ASPHALT, MILD WEATHER, AND MEDIUM-SPEED CORNERS

Milan, October 5, 2015 – The P Zero Yellow soft and P Zero Red supersoft tyres have been nominated for the Russian Grand Prix: a step softer than the inaugural race last year, when the medium and soft tyres were nominated. With no prior race data to go on in

2015 Tour de Corse – Press Conference

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Present:
1st – Jari-Matti Latvala, Volkswagen Motorsport
1st – Miikka Anttila, Volkswagen Motorsport
2nd – Elfyn Evans, M-Sport WRT
2nd – Daniel Barritt, M-Sport WRT
3rd – Andreas Mikkelsen, Volkswagen Motorsport II
3rd – Ola Floene, Volkswagen Motorsport II
Jost Capito, Team Principal, Volkswagen Motorsport

Q:
Jari-Matti, what does it mean to you to win such an iconic event?
J-ML:
Incroyable! Inimaginable! (in French). I prepared those words for Australia, just in case. French is a difficult language but I try to learn it. It’s really great to win.

Q:
You said in Australia that your target was now to

2015 Tour de Corse – Latvala inches ahead in Corsica

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Jari-Matti Latvala inched into the lead of the Tour de Corse-Rallye de France after the second day of competition on the Mediterranean island. The Finn slotted into first position on the second stage and holds a two-second advantage over Elfyn Evans. Andreas Mikkelsen has had a great day and the Norwegian moved up the leaderboard from seventh to hold the final provisional podium position.

Today’s route was scheduled to take in three stages, including the longest of the rally at 48.46 competitive kilometres. However, due to the atrocious weather conditions over the last couple of days, the same stage that

2015 Tour de Corse – Evans storms into Corsican lead

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For the first time in his career, Fiesta RS WRC driver Elfyn Evans has taken the overnight lead in an FIA World Rally Championship event, the Welshman topping the timesheets by nearly 20 seconds in his first outing in Corsica. After the first day of competition in the Tour de Corse-Rallye de France he heads Hyundai’s junior driver Kevin Abbring, who also stormed up the leaderboard in the final stage, while Volkswagen’s highest climber is Jari-Matti Latvala who overnights third.

Corsica returns to the World Rally Championship for the first time since 2008 and the demanding mountainous roads and unpredictable

Ferrari writes apology to FIA for Singapore behaviour

The Maranello-based team was summoned to see the stewards following complaints that Ferrari staff had forced their way past security in parc ferme after the race and then roughed up photographers as they barged their way through. … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

Suzuka was a race to forget for Red Bull, says Horner

Daniel Ricciardo had a puncture after first lap contact with Felipe Massa, while Daniil Kvyat struggled with brake issues after starting from the pitlane following his enormous qualifying crash. The result was no points for the Milton Keynes-based squad for the first time since the 2014 Australian Grand Prix, when Ricciardo was excluded from second – prior to that, the last time Red … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

2015 Tour de Corse – Press Conference

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Present:
Sébastien Ogier, Volkswagen Motorsport
Thierry Neuville, Hyundai Motorsport
Bryan Bouffier, M-Sport World Rally Team
Stéphane Lefebvre, Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team

Q:
Seb, it seems like yesterday we were in Australia, where you provisionally won your third FIA World Rally Championship title! What is the feeling with title number three?
SO:
Of course, I was very happy and I have had some opportunities to celebrate a little bit but for sure, the big celebration will be for after the end of the season.

Q:
We saw you here in 2008 and that was in the