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Mar 18, 2015

Van der Garde settles dispute with Sauber

LONDON (Reuters) – Dutch driver Giedo Van der Garde recognized his hopes of racing in Formula One were over on Wednesday after Sauber paid “significant compensation” to end a contract dispute.

“We have reached a settlement with Sauber and my driver contract with the team has been ended by mutual consent. As a passionate race driver I feel sad and am very disappointed,” he said in a statement.

Mar 18, 2015

Motor racing-Van der Garde settles dispute with Sauber

LONDON, March 18 (Reuters) – Dutch driver Giedo Van der Garde recognised his hopes of racing in Formula One were over on Wednesday after Sauber paid “significant compensation” to end a contract dispute.

“We have reached a settlement with Sauber and my driver contract with the team has been ended by mutual consent. As a passionate race driver I feel sad and am very disappointed,” he said in a statement.

Mar 17, 2015

Rosberg invites Vettel to Mercedes debrief

LONDON (Reuters) – Nico Rosberg has invited Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel to attend Mercedes’ Friday debrief at the Malaysian Grand Prix after a light-hearted exchange between the Formula One rivals last weekend.

“I spoke to (Mercedes motorsport head) Toto (Wolff) and (technical head) Paddy (Lowe) about an invitation for Sebastian and they are easy with it,” he told his followers on Twitter on Tuesday.

Mar 17, 2015

Motor racing-Rosberg invites Vettel to Mercedes debrief

LONDON, March 17 (Reuters) – Nico Rosberg has invited Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel to attend Mercedes’ Friday debrief at the Malaysian Grand Prix after a light-hearted exchange between the Formula One rivals last weekend.

“I spoke to (Mercedes motorsport head) Toto (Wolff) and (technical head) Paddy (Lowe) about an invitation for Sebastian and they are easy with it,” he told his followers on Twitter on Tuesday.

Mar 16, 2015

Coe against any boycott of football World Cup

LONDON (Reuters) – Calls by Ukraine for a boycott of the 2018 football 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

Coe against any boycott of soccer World Cup

LONDON (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

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.

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