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Volume 6 No. 265
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Martin Whitmarsh Will Return To Formula 1 To Help Circuit Reduce Costs

Former McLaren Formula 1 Team Principal Martin Whitmarsh is returning to F1 to "help find ways to reduce costs," according to Andrew Benson of the BBC. FIA said that Whitmarsh "had been invited in as a temporary consultant" to help define "regulations for fair and sustainable competition." He has been out of the sport "since being ousted from his role as McLaren team principal" by former mentor Ron Dennis in '14. Whitmarsh was a "leading figure in the last attempt in F1 to control costs." Liberty Media "is keen to find a way to limit costs for teams as one way of closing up competition in the sport" (BBC, 1/17).