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Mar 16, 2015

Athletics-Coe against any boycott of soccer World Cup

LONDON, March 16 (Reuters) – Calls by Ukraine for a boycott of the 2018 soccer World Cup finals in Russia were given short shrift by double Olympic 1,500 metres gold medallist Seb Coe on Monday.

Coe, who is standing against Ukrainian pole vault great Sergey Bubka for the presidency of world athletics body IAAF, won his medals at the boycotted Moscow and Los Angeles Olympics of 1980 and 1984.

Mar 16, 2015

Analysis: F1 looks for silver linings in dark clouds

LONDON (Reuters) – Sunday’s season-opening Australian Grand Prix showed that Formula One has lost none of its ability to shoot itself in the foot — and to detect silver linings in the darkest of clouds.

Just 15 cars lined up on the grid after a week of negative headlines that portrayed the glamour sport in a far from flattering light, with only 13 after the first lap and 11 at the finish.

Mar 16, 2015

Motor racing-F1 looks for silver linings in dark clouds

LONDON, March 16 (Reuters) – Sunday’s season-opening Australian Grand Prix showed that Formula One has lost none of its ability to shoot itself in the foot — and to detect silver linings in the darkest of clouds.

Just 15 cars lined up on the grid after a week of negative headlines that portrayed the glamour sport in a far from flattering light, with only 13 after the first lap and 11 at the finish.

Mar 16, 2015

Manor to pay for failure, says Ecclestone

LONDON (Reuters) – Manor Marussia had no intention of competing in Formula One’s Australian season-opener and will pay a price for their failure to race, the sport’s commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone indicated on Monday.

The struggling team, who emerged from the remains of the failed Marussia outfit after going into administration and missing the last three races of 2014, failed to turn a wheel on the track in Melbourne.

Mar 16, 2015

Motor racing-Manor to pay for failure, says Ecclestone

LONDON, March 16 (Reuters) – Manor Marussia had no intention of competing in Formula One’s Australian season-opener and will pay a price for their failure to race, the sport’s commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone indicated on Monday.

The struggling team, who emerged from the remains of the failed Marussia outfit after going into administration and missing the last three races of 2014, failed to turn a wheel on the track in Melbourne.

Mar 16, 2015

Red Bull right to be upset, says Ecclestone

LONDON (Reuters) – Formula One’s commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone has backed Red Bull’s call for action to rein in Mercedes’ engine advantage and make races more competitive after a one-sided start to the season.

However, the 84-year-old played down talk of the former champions walking away from a sport they dominated only recently.

Mar 16, 2015

German Grand Prix still uncertain after season start

LONDON (Reuters) – Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone is keeping the door ajar for German Grand Prix organizers even if this year’s race looks doomed.

“I don’t know at the moment,” the Briton told Reuters on Monday when asked about the fate of what should be the 10th round on a 20-race championship that started in Australia on Sunday.

Mar 16, 2015

Motor racing-Red Bull right to be upset, says Ecclestone

LONDON, March 16 (Reuters) – Formula One’s commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone has backed Red Bull’s call for action to rein in Mercedes’ engine advantage and make races more competitive after a one-sided start to the season.

However, the 84-year-old played down talk of the former champions walking away from a sport they dominated only recently.

Mar 16, 2015

Motor racing-German GP still uncertain after season start

LONDON, March 16 (Reuters) – Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone is keeping the door ajar for German Grand Prix organisers even if this year’s race looks doomed.

“I don’t know at the moment,” the Briton told Reuters on Monday when asked about the fate of what should be the 10th round on a 20-race championship that started in Australia on Sunday.

Mar 10, 2015

Merhi to race for Manor Marussia F1 team

LONDON (Reuters) – Spaniard Roberto Merhi will make his Formula One race debut in Australia this weekend after the revived Manor Marussia team named him in their lineup for the season-opener.

The team said the 23-year-old, who will partner Britain’s Will Stevens in Melbourne, would compete in the opening rounds of the season.

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      "I am Reuters London-based motor racing correspondent, writing mostly about Formula One from around the world and covering my first race at Silverstone in 1991. I also report on other sports when not at grands prix."
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