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Mar 3, 2015

Motor racing-Less is more for Silverstone organisers

LONDON, March 3 (Reuters) – While Germany’s Formula One Grand Prix hangs in the balance, hit by dwindling crowds and rising losses, Britain’s Silverstone circuit believes it can make money and attract more fans by charging less.

The ‘Lewis Hamilton effect’ has helped boost British Grand Prix ticket sales, with home fans eager to see their champion in action, but organisers say the decision to cut prices is as significant.

Mar 2, 2015

Ecclestone offers cash advance for smaller teams

LONDON (Reuters) – Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has offered advance revenue payments to Sauber, Force India and Lotus to help with cash-flow problems ahead of the new season starting in Australia next week.

“Bernie understands we’ve had these challenges over the winter because the (team) suppliers got so badly hurt by the Marussia and Caterham issues,” Force India deputy principal Bob Fernley told Reuters on Monday.

Mar 2, 2015

Motor racing-Ecclestone offers cash advance for smaller teams

LONDON, March 2 (Reuters) – Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has offered advance revenue payments to Sauber, Force India and Lotus to help with cash-flow problems ahead of the new season starting in Australia next week.

“Bernie understands we’ve had these challenges over the winter because the (team) suppliers got so badly hurt by the Marussia and Caterham issues,” Force India deputy principal Bob Fernley told Reuters on Monday.

Mar 1, 2015

Bottas wraps up testing with Williams on top

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Formula One wrapped up pre-season testing on Sunday with Valtteri Bottas top of the timesheets for Williams while champions Mercedes looked forward with optimism to Australia.

With the opening race in Melbourne now only two weeks away on March 15, teams carried out a mixture of quick laps and long runs at the Circuit de Catalunya.

Mar 1, 2015

Motor racing-Bottas wraps up testing with Williams on top

BARCELONA, March 1 (Reuters) – Formula One wrapped up pre-season testing on Sunday with Valtteri Bottas top of the timesheets for Williams while champions Mercedes looked forward with optimism to Australia.

With the opening race in Melbourne now only two weeks away on March 15, teams carried out a mixture of quick laps and long runs at the Circuit de Catalunya.

Mar 1, 2015

Formula One – Rivals welcome Marussia return

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Formula One needs teams like Marussia to survive and thrive, rivals said after the tail-enders moved closer to a return to racing.

While Caterham appear destined for the scrap heap, or at least the liquidation of their assets, Marussia were named on the official Formula One entry list on Friday after securing their exit from administration.

Mar 1, 2015

Rivals welcome Marussia return

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Formula One needs teams like Marussia to survive and thrive, rivals said after the tail-enders moved closer to a return to racing.

While Caterham appear destined for the scrap heap, or at least the liquidation of their assets, Marussia were named on the official Formula One entry list on Friday after securing their exit from administration.

Mar 1, 2015

Motor racing-Rivals welcome Marussia return

BARCELONA, March 1 (Reuters) – Formula One needs teams like Marussia to survive and thrive, rivals said after the tail-enders moved closer to a return to racing.

While Caterham appear destined for the scrap heap, or at least the liquidation of their assets, Marussia were named on the official Formula One entry list on Friday after securing their exit from administration.

Mar 1, 2015

Ferrari boss takes a provocative stance

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Ferrari boss Maurizio Arrivabene has taken a provocative stance, before the Formula One season has even started, in response to rumors about a clampdown on access passes for teams.

Arrivabene, a marketing man who was appointed in November, sat with Ferrari’s Mexican reserve driver Esteban Gutierrez and sporting director Massimo Rivola among spectators during testing in Barcelona.

Mar 1, 2015

Motor racing-Ferrari boss takes a provocative stance

BARCELONA, March 1 (Reuters) – Ferrari boss Maurizio Arrivabene has taken a provocative stance, before the Formula One season has even started, in response to rumours about a clampdown on access passes for teams.

Arrivabene, a marketing man who was appointed in November, sat with Ferrari’s Mexican reserve driver Esteban Gutierrez and sporting director Massimo Rivola among spectators during testing in Barcelona.

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