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Motor racing-Good times are coming, says Alonso after driving new McLaren

Feb 23 (Reuters) - Double world champion Fernando Alonso sounded an optimistic note after driving the first Renault-powered McLaren Formula One car in Spain on Friday.

Motor racing-Williams appoint Rowland as 'official young driver'

LONDON, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Britain's Oliver Rowland has been appointed "official young driver" for Williams even though, at 25, he is older than both of those who will be racing for the Formula One team this season.

Motor racing-McLaren show true colours as new car unveiled

LONDON, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Former champions McLaren showed their true colours on Friday with a new papaya orange and blue Formula One car they hope will take them back up the starting grid after three nightmare years with Honda.

Motor racing-Hamilton sees rivalry with Vettel hotting up

SILVERSTONE, England, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton expects his Formula One rivalry with Sebastian Vettel to become even more intense this season and says he is prepared for anything the Ferrari driver throws at him.

Motorcycling-Tech3 team to split with Yamaha at end of season

Feb 22 (Reuters) - The Tech3 MotoGP team will end their partnership with Yamaha at the end of the season, the Japanese manufacturer announced on Thursday.

Motor racing-New Ferrari looks a big step up, says Vettel

Feb 22 (Reuters) - Ferrari's new SF71H Formula One car already looks a big step up from last year's before it has turned a wheel in anger, four times world champion Sebastian Vettel said at Thursday's unveiling.

Motor racing-Russell and Wehrlein named as Mercedes reserves

SILVERSTONE, England, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Britain's George Russell and Germany's Pascal Wehrlein will both be reserve drivers for Mercedes this season, the Formula One champions said on Thursday.

Motor racing-Force India F1 team play down sale speculation

SILVERSTONE, England, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Force India on Thursday played down talk of a potential sale of the British-based Formula One team owned by embattled tycoon Vijay Mallya.

Motor racing-Halo raises hackles as Mercedes present their new 'diva'

SILVERSTONE, England, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Formula One champions Mercedes launched their 2018 car on Thursday with team boss Toto Wolff hoping it proved less temperamental than the last one and admitting he would like to attack it with a chainsaw.

Motor racing-Mercedes and Hamilton hope to start season with new deal done

SILVERSTONE, England, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Four times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes hope to have a new long-term deal wrapped up before the season starts in Australia next month, both parties said on Thursday.

Motor racing-No joke! Honda-powered Toro Rosso makes trouble-free debut

LONDON, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Honda's partnership with the Toro Rosso Formula One team got off to a positive start on Wednesday with a seemingly smooth track debut of their new car on a limited mileage filming day in Italy.

Motor racing-Russian Mazepin will debut new Force India F1 car

Feb 21 (Reuters) - Force India's Russian development driver Nikita Mazepin will be first to drive the Formula One team's new car when testing starts in Barcelona next Monday.

Reuters Sports Schedule at 1400 GMT on Wednesday

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - America's Mikaela Shiffrin, who chose to miss the Olympic Alpine skiing downhill event on Wednesday, goes for her second gold of the Games in the combined. She will be challenged by Italian Sofia Goggia, who won the downhill, Swiss Wendy Holdener and compatriot Lindsey Vonn. Show More Summary

Motorcycling-Malaysian Syahrin to race for Tech3 Yamaha in MotoGP

Feb 21 (Reuters) - Malaysia's Hafizh Syahrin will race for the Tech3 Yamaha team in MotoGP this season as a replacement for unwell German rider Jonas Folger.

Reuters Sports Schedule at 0600 GMT on Wednesday

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - Italian Sofia Goggia carved up the Jeongseon slope "like a Samurai" to win the women's downhill and leave American Lindsey Vonn with a bronze medal in her final run in the marquee event of Olympic Alpine skiing. Show More Summary

Reuters Sports Schedule at 0001 GMT on Wednesday

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - The women's downhill is the highlight of seven medal events but it will take place without American Mikaela Shiffrin, who is skipping the race to concentrate on the rearranged combined. It is also the short...Show More Summary

Motor racing-Renault launch F1 car and name Aitken as reserve driver

LONDON, Feb 20 (Reuters) - British-Korean youngster Jack Aitken will be the Renault Formula One team's official reserve driver this season, replacing Russian Sergey Sirotkin, who has switched to a race seat with Williams.

Motor racing-Ricciardo pranged new Red Bull car on track debut

LONDON, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Australian Daniel Ricciardo crashed Red Bull's new Formula One car on its track debut, it emerged on Tuesday, but the team said the damage was minor and there would be no consequences for testing in Spain next week.

Motor racing-McLaren agree long-term deal with Petrobras

LONDON, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Former world champions McLaren have agreed a long-term partnership with Brazilian state oil company Petrobras, the Formula One team announced on Tuesday.

Reuters Sports Schedule at 1400 GMT on Tuesday

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - The women's downhill is the highlight of seven medal events on Wednesday but it will take place without American superstar Mikaela Shiffrin, who is skipping the race to concentrate on Thursday's rearranged combined. Show More Summary

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