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Bernie Ecclestone Planning To Launch Masters Racing Series Featuring Former F1 Drivers

04 / 18 / 14

F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone "is planning to launch a masters series for former Formula One drivers following the concept which has been made popular by sports such as golf and tennis," according to Christian Sylt for FORBES. It would see "superstar drivers such as Nigel Mansell and Nelson Piquet return...

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05/23/13
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05/22/13
Mexican Clubs Against Multi-Ownership

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05/22/13
Cricket Australia Gives Women Pay Bump

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05/22/13
Argentine Clubs Against Schedule Change

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05/22/13
AFL CEO Defends Betting In League

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05/22/13
ECB Sets Ambitious Targets In New Plan

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Heineken Cup Future Hinges On TV Deal

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