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FIA Says Cockpit Protection In F1 Won't Be Introduced Before '18, To Allow More Testing

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 29 / 16

FIA said that frontal cockpit protection "will not be introduced for Formula One cars before the 2018 season, to allow for more testing," according to Nesha Starcevic of the AP. The F1 Strategy Group that includes F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone, six leading teams and FIA President Jean Todt "agreed on the...

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Women's Super League Could 'Implode'

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PCB Chair Extends Deadline

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