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Formula E's Positive Development Contributes To BMW Tie-Up With Andretti, Exec Says

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 30 / 16

Formula E's positive development over the past two seasons was a contributing factor in BMW's decision to enter into a partnership with Andretti, BMW Motorsport Dir Jens Marquardt said. As part of a realignment of its motorsports activities, BMW earlier this week agreed to a two-year partnership w...

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Hull Owners Accused Of 'Acting Vindictively'

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Chinese Investors Ask For More Time

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Man City Hits Out At ICC Organizers

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Ferrari Splits With James Allison

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Nottingham Forest Owner Hopes To Sell

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Chelsea Voted EPL's Most-Hated Club

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Wolverhampton Manager To Keep Job

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Franchise Notes

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