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Motor racing-The tide is turning in Red Bull's favour

7:45am EDT

LONDON Red Bull went into Sunday's French Grand Prix thinking they could win anywhere if they beat Mercedes at Le Castellet, and Max Verstappen's victory has lifted the Formula One title battle to another level.

Motor racing-Verstappen on a roll with Red Bull after French win

Jun 20 2021

Formula One leader Max Verstappen passed Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton on the penultimate lap to win a tense French Grand Prix for Red Bull on Sunday and canter 12 points clear at the top.

Motor racing-F1 teams unhappy at costly car-damaging Le Castellet kerbs

Jun 18 2021

Fierce Formula One rivals Red Bull and Mercedes found common cause on Friday in complaining about costly damage caused by the kerbs at turn two of the French Grand Prix circuit.

Motor racing-Verstappen keeps Mercedes behind in French GP practice

Jun 18 2021

(Reuters) -Red Bull's Formula One world championship leader Max Verstappen pushed Mercedes off the top of the timesheets in French Grand Prix practice on Friday with the battle between the teams looking as close as ever.

Motor racing-McLaren wants more transparency on cause of Baku tyre failures

Jun 18 2021

McLaren said Formula One tyre supplier Pirelli's products were safe on Friday and called for more transparency from the governing FIA on the exact cause of high-speed failures at this month's Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Motor racing-New sprint race should not decide F1 title, says Brawn

Jun 17 2021

Formula One will seek to avoid a scenario where a new points-paying Saturday sprint race format being trialled this season could decide the title, according to managing director Ross Brawn.

Motor racing-Hamilton defends Pirelli after Baku blowouts

Jun 17 2021

(Reuters) -Seven-times world champion Lewis Hamilton defended Pirelli on Thursday after Red Bull rival Max Verstappen said he was unhappy with the Formula One tyre supplier's explanation for a blowout that cost him victory at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Motor racing-Mercedes modify Hamilton's 'magic' button after Baku blow

Jun 17 2021

Mercedes have modified a 'magic button' on Lewis Hamilton's steering wheel to prevent a repeat of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix error that cost the seven times world champion the Formula One championship lead.

Motor racing-Verstappen unhappy with Pirelli blowout explanation

Jun 17 2021

June 17 Formula One world championship leader Max Verstappen said on Thursday he was unhappy with Pirelli's explanation for the high-speed tyre blowout that cost him victory at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Motor racing-Mercedes hope for more dominance, less drama in France

Jun 16 2021

Formula One fans may groan but Mercedes will be hoping for more dominance and a lot less drama at the French Grand Prix this weekend after their street race setbacks in Monaco and Azerbaijan.

World News

Iran vote points to hardline goal of long-term power - analysts

DUBAI (Reuters) -A hardline victory in Iran's presidential election has tilted the domestic balance of power towards the country's anti-Western clergy and away from officials chosen by popular vote, a shift Tehran may one day seek to make permanent, six analysts who follow the Islamic Republic's politics say.