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Dec 11, 2014

Motor racing-Button feels like he’s starting afresh

LONDON, Dec 11 (Reuters) – Jenson Button said the wait was worth it and he felt like he was starting over again in Formula One after signing a new two-year contract with McLaren.

The Briton, the most experienced driver on the starting grid and 35 years old next January, will partner Spaniard Fernando Alonso in a lineup of champions.

Dec 11, 2014

F1 supremo Ecclestone rules out being reined in

LONDON (Reuters) – Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has dismissed talk of a new chairman trying to ‘rein him in’ and says he plans to continue running the company as if he owned it.

Speaking to reporters on Thursday, the 84-year-old billionaire made clear it was business as usual.

Dec 11, 2014

Bahrain can veto Qatar F1 race, says Ecclestone

LONDON (Reuters) – No amount of money can secure Qatar a place on the Formula One calendar because nearby Bahrain effectively has the power to veto any plans to hold a race there, Bernie Ecclestone said on Thursday.

The sport’s commercial supremo told reporters the Middle East could easily support three races a year financially but there were contractual obstacles to more than two happening.

Dec 11, 2014

Motor racing-Bahrain can veto Qatar F1 race, says Ecclestone

LONDON, Dec 11 (Reuters) – No amount of money can secure Qatar a place on the Formula One calendar because nearby Bahrain effectively has the power to veto any plans to hold a race there, Bernie Ecclestone said on Thursday.

The sport’s commercial supremo told reporters the Middle East could easily support three races a year financially but there were contractual obstacles to more than two happening.

Dec 11, 2014

Motor racing-F1 supremo Ecclestone rules out being reined in

LONDON, Dec 11 (Reuters) – Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has dismissed talk of a new chairman trying to ‘rein him in’ and says he plans to continue running the company as if he owned it.

Speaking to reporters on Thursday, the 84-year-old billionaire made clear it was business as usual.

Dec 11, 2014
Dec 11, 2014

Alonso has unfinished business at McLaren

LONDON (Reuters) – ‘Never say never’ has always been a popular saying in Formula One and Fernando Alonso’s return to McLaren proves the point.

The team’s announcement on Thursday that the double world champion will race for them next season with 2009 champion Jenson Button came as no surprise, since it had been widely accepted as fact months ago.

Dec 11, 2014

Motor racing-Alonso has unfinished business at McLaren

LONDON, Dec 11 (Reuters) – ‘Never say never’ has always been a popular saying in Formula One and Fernando Alonso’s return to McLaren proves the point.

The team’s announcement on Thursday that the double world champion will race for them next season with 2009 champion Jenson Button came as no surprise, since it had been widely accepted as fact months ago.

Dec 11, 2014

Motor racing-McLaren name Alonso and Button as 2015 drivers

LONDON, Dec 11 (Reuters) – Spain’s double world champion Fernando Alonso and Britain’s Jenson Button will drive for Honda-powered McLaren next season, the Formula One team said on Thursday.

Alonso’s return to Woking, seven years after he left following an acrimonious season as 2007 team mate to then-rookie Lewis Hamilton, had been an open secret for months in the paddock.

Dec 11, 2014

McLaren name Alonso and Button as their F1 drivers

LONDON (Reuters) – Spain’s double world champion Fernando Alonso and Britain’s Jenson Button will drive for McLaren next season, the Formula One team announced on Thursday.

Alonso’s return to Woking, seven years after he left following an acrimonious season as 2007 team mate to then-rookie Lewis Hamilton, had been an open secret for months in the paddock.

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