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May 15, 2015

F1 to bring back refueling in rules revamp

LONDON (Reuters) – Formula One is set to bring back refueling in 2017 as part of a rules revamp to make cars faster, louder and more aggressive-looking.

The governing International Automobile Federation (FIA) said in a statement on Friday, a day after a meeting of the sport’s Strategy Group, that the aim was to make cars five to six seconds a lap quicker and improve “the show”.

May 15, 2015

Motor racing-F1 to bring back refuelling in rules revamp

LONDON, May 15 (Reuters) – Formula One is set to bring back refuelling in 2017 as part of a rules revamp that will also make the cars faster, louder and more aggressive looking.

The governing International Automobile Federation (FIA) said in a statement on Friday, a day after a meeting of the sport’s Strategy Group, that the aim was to make cars five to six seconds a lap quicker.

May 14, 2015

Lotus F1 team not for sale, says CEO

LONDON (Reuters) – The Lotus Formula One team is not for sale despite lingering speculation about former engine partner Renault’s intentions in the sport, chief executive Matthew Carter said on Thursday.

Lotus switched from Renault to Mercedes engines at the end of last season but won titles in 2005 and 2006 as the French manufacturer’s works team.

May 14, 2015

Motor racing-Lotus F1 team not for sale, says CEO

LONDON, May 14 (Reuters) – The Lotus Formula One team is not for sale despite lingering speculation about former engine partner Renault’s intentions in the sport, chief executive Matthew Carter said on Thursday.

Lotus switched from Renault to Mercedes engines at the end of last season but won titles in 2005 and 2006 as the French manufacturer’s works team.

May 14, 2015

Cookson says FIFA needs more than a change at the top

LONDON (Reuters) – World football body FIFA will struggle to clean up their reputation without a change of leadership but even that may not be enough, International Cycling Union (UCI) president Brian Cookson said on Thursday.

The Briton, who has set about improving his own scandal-mired sport’s image since he was elected in 2013, told a sports business conference that it was about more than one man.

May 14, 2015

European Games leave British broadcasters unconvinced

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s leading free-to-air broadcasters expressed reservations on Thursday about the sporting merits and future prospects of next month’s inaugural European Games in Baku.

Europe’s first continental multi-sport event will be hosted in the Azeri capital from June 12-28 and televised in Britain on BT Sport.

May 14, 2015

Games-European Games leave British broadcasters unconvinced

LONDON, May 14 (Reuters) – Britain’s leading free-to-air broadcasters expressed reservations on Thursday about the sporting merits and future prospects of next month’s inaugural European Games in Baku.

Europe’s first continental multi-sport event will be hosted in the Azeri capital from June 12-28 and televised in Britain on BT Sport.

May 13, 2015

Patrick to F1? Haas not ruling it out

LONDON (Reuters) – NASCAR team co-owner Gene Haas has no desire to fuel speculation but neither will he rule out entirely the possibility of Danica Patrick racing for his new Formula One team next year.

“If the right sponsor came along, then anything is possible,” the California-based businessman told Reuters when asked whether the world’s best-known female racer might make a sensational switch from ovals.

May 13, 2015

Motor racing-Patrick to F1? Haas not ruling it out

LONDON, May 13 (Reuters) – NASCAR team co-owner Gene Haas has no desire to fuel speculation but neither will he rule out entirely the possibility of Danica Patrick racing for his new Formula One team next year.

“If the right sponsor came along, then anything is possible,” the California-based businessman told Reuters when asked whether the world’s best-known female racer might make a sensational switch from ovals.

May 13, 2015

F1 revamp on agenda at ‘crucial’ strategy meeting

LONDON (Reuters) – Formula One bosses and top teams will meet on Thursday to discuss a revamp of the sport, as well as technical concerns, but with considerable doubt over how much they can actually agree.

Past Strategy Group meetings, each billed as increasingly ‘crucial’, have rarely lived up to even modest expectations.

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