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Jul 19

F1: Rosberg On Pole For Home Race As Hamilton Crashes Out

Nico Rosberg captured his fifth pole of the season. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nico Rosberg captured his fifth pole of the season. (Photo: Getty Images)

Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg claimed pole position for the German Grand Prix as Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton crashed out in Saturday’s qualifying session and will start 15th on the grid.

Rosberg completed the fastest lap on the Hockenheimring in 1 minute, 16.540 seconds in the third part of the session for what was also the weekend’s fastest time.

“Home race, to be on pole is fantastic,” the German said. “Of course I would have preferred it was an open fight with Lewis. I was a little less happy as a result (of Hamilton’s crash) because Lewis didn’t have a shot at it in the end but all in all, yeah, a fantastic day up to now.”

Jun 30

Formula 1: Dennis tells Button to ‘try harder’

Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai, China. Saturday 19 April 2014. Jenson Button, McLaren, with Ron Dennis, Executive Chairman, McLaren Automotive. World Copyright: Steven Tee/LAT Photographic. ref: Digital Image _L4R0053

McLaren driver Jenson Button with Ron Dennis, Executive Chairman at McLaren Automotive, during the 2014 Chinese Grand Prix. (Photo: Steven Tee/LAT Photographic)

As speculation swirls around the future of F1′s most experienced active driver, McLaren supremo Ron Dennis has called on Jenson Button to up his game.

At the end of his 15th consecutive season on the grid, 34-year-old Briton Button’s current McLaren contract is up.

May 28

F1: McLaren director Boullier hopeful worst is behind them

Monte Carlo, Monaco. Sunday 25 May 2014. Kevin Magnussen, McLaren MP4-29 Mercedes, leads Jenson Button, McLaren MP4-29 Mercedes. World Copyright: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic. ref: Digital Image _79P5403

Kevin Magnussen leads Jenson Button during the 2014 Monaco GP on Sunday 25 May 2014. (Photo: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic)

McLaren racing director Eric Boullier remains confident that the team will make progress as upgrades are introduced over the next few races.

The team ended its streak of failing to score in Monaco after three frustrating weekends.

May 13

F1: McLaren can still make progress, says Boullier

(L-R) McLaren team Racing Director Eric Boullier and driver Jenson Button, seen here during testing in Bahrain. (Photo: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic)

(L-R) McLaren racing director Eric Boullier and driver Jenson Button, seen here during preseason testing in Bahrain. (Photo: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic)

McLaren racing director Eric Boullier remains confident that McLaren can still make progress in 2014 – and admits that the Austrian and British events will be a good barometer, following the atypical races in Monaco and Canada.

Although McLaren failed to score in Spain, Boullier says that upgrades brought to the car did work as planned.