Motor racing-Verstappen is fastest but Sainz takes Belgian pole

* Verstappen fastest but set to start 15th * Leclerc also takes grid drop to 16th * Sainz takes second career pole * Perez joins Ferrari driver on front row By Abhishek Takle SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Formula One championship leader Max Verstappen lapped in a league of his own in Belgian Grand Prix qualifying on Saturday but Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz took pole position after penalties reshuffled the grid.

Carmakers start to see weaker demand amid inflation squeeze

By Victoria Waldersee BERLIN, Aug 3 (Reuters) - Carmakers are reporting lower demand in Europe and North America amid what analysts say is growing evidence that consumers are balking at higher prices and keeping their cash for necessities. Although some upmarket brands like Ferrari RACE.MI and Mercedes MBGn.DE have raised sales forecasts due to continued high demand for top end models, the outlook for the bulk of the industry is bleaker.

Motor racing-F1 leader Verstappen wins Austrian sprint race

* Verstappen wins sprint to set Austrian GP grid * Champion now 38 points clear at the top * Leclerc second, Sainz third for Ferrari SPIELBERG, Austria, July 9 (Reuters) - Formula One championship leader Max Verstappen beat his battling Ferrari rivals to win a Saturday sprint race and put Red Bull on pole position for Sunday's Austrian Grand Prix at his team's home track.

Motor racing-Sainz takes his first F1 win in Silverstone thriller

* Sainz wins for Ferrari in British GP thriller * Second Spaniard to win in F1 after Alonso * Success ends run of six Red Bull wins * Championship leader Verstappen only seventh * Perez second, Hamilton third * Schumacher scores first points By Alan Baldwin SILVERSTONE, England, July 3 (Reuters) - Ferrari's Carlos Sainz claimed his first Formula One victory on Sunday in a thrilling British Grand Prix halted by a first-lap crash and with the added mayhem of a track invasion by environmental prote

Motor racing-Surprised Sainz takes first pole at soggy Silverstone

* Ferrari's Sainz on pole for the first time * Verstappen alongside on front row after wet qualifying * Leclerc third for Ferrari * Hamilton fifth on the grid * Latifi puts his Williams in top 10 By Alan Baldwin SILVERSTONE, England, July 2 (Reuters) - A surprised Carlos Sainz splashed to his first Formula One pole position on Saturday with Red Bull's championship leader Max Verstappen joining the Ferrari driver on the front row for the British Grand Prix.


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