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In Grip Of Youth Movement, FIA Looks To Makes F1 Cars Harder To Drive

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 30 / 14

The FIA is "examining ways of making F1 cars harder to drive," according to Kevin Eason of the LONDON TIMES. As 17-year-old Max Verstappen prepares to make his F1 debut in Friday's free practice ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix, the racing organization is afraid his appearance "will underline fearsw...

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Moyes To Be Backed By Glazer Cash

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Barcelona Group Rallies Against Rosell

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Beckham Close To MLS Miami Deal

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NRL Player Defends Trainer's Program

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Rangers Say Financial Problems Over

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Doncaster Rovers Reject Takeover Bid

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Franchise Notes

National Rugby League grand finalists Manly "could be forced from Brookvale Oval after Warringah Council doubled its fee for use of the ageing venue." The council wants A$710,000 ($663,000) a season, up from A$350,000 a year. The fee increase "comes as the club is poised to add heavyweight backing b ...

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Sharks Score $9M Funding To Stay Put

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Napoli President Threatens To Move Club

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WNBL Logan Thunder's Future In Jeopardy

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