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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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06/18/13
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06/17/13
Granada Tops La Liga Attendance List

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06/17/13
Mercedes To Reveal E-Mail From FIA

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06/17/13
McQuaid Lacking Re-Election Support

The past three days have been important to Int'l Cycling Union (UCI) President Pat McQuaid "as he seeks re-election for a third term," according to David Walsh of the SUNDAY TIMES. They "could hardly have gone worse." On Thursday at UCI management committee meetings in Bergen, Norway, "McQuaid ...

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06/17/13
Cricket Australia Fires Warning Shot

Cricket Australia has had enough of cricketer David Warner’s "antics and the defective team environment that saw him intoxicated and brawling in a Birmingham pub at 2.30am," according to Phil Lutton of the BRISBANE TIMES. It was a steaming CA CEO James Sutherland that fronted media in Brisbane ...

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06/17/13
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