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2009-08-03 15:57:01

Brazilian Formula One driver Felipe Massa headed to his home country Monday after being treated for crash injuries at a hospital in Budapest, Hungary. Massa, who drives for Scuderia Ferrari, was hurt in a high-speed crash during qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix. He spent nine days in the hospital recovering from a fractured skull that required emergency surgery. He was struck by a spring that came off Rubens Barrichello's Brawn GP car. He also sustained an injury to his left eye and...

2009-06-21 11:29:04

Pole winner Sebastien Vettel drove his Renault to an easy win Sunday in the Formula One British Grand Prix in Silverstone, England. It was his third career F1 victory. He relinquished the lead one time during his final pit stop and beat Red Bull racing teammate Mark Webber to the checkered flag by 15.188 seconds. I had a fantastic car, and it was unbelievable, the 21-year-old Vettel said. I was able to push more and more, and the tires were very consistent. He was the youngest F1 winner ever...

2009-06-07 15:41:57

British driver Jenson Button strengthened his hold on Formula One racing this year with his sixth 2009 victory in Sunday's Turkish Grand Prix. Button slipped past pole sitter Sebastian Vettel and made it six wins in the seven European grand prix circuit events this season. He became the only driver in the first five Turkish Grand Prix to win from a position other than the pole. Before this season, Button had won only one grand prix in 155 starts. This year, he has a 26-point lead in the...

2009-03-17 13:33:30

Formula One officials in Paris changed the way they determine a driving champion, letting race victories, rather than a points competition, choose the winner. The International Automobile Federation's World Motor Sport Council made the change Tuesday, scrapping a system in which the driving title was decided by points awarded on a sliding scale according to race finish. Now, the overall champion will be the racer who wins the most grand prix, the council said. If there is a tie in the number...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'