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Nov 22, 2014

Motor racing-Smaller teams see progress in money talks

ABU DHABI, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Formula One’s smaller teams felt at least a penny had dropped on Saturday after meeting the sport’s commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone and rights holders CVC to discuss demands for more money.

Sauber, Force India and Lotus bosses told reporters at an Abu Dhabi Grand Prix briefing that Ecclestone had apologised for calling them ‘beggars’ and recognised they had a point in seeking a re-distribution of revenues.

Nov 22, 2014

Double trouble or double the excitement?

ABU DHABI (Reuters) – The fans do not like it, and even Bernie Ecclestone is now opposed to his own idea, but there can be no denying the unprecedented prospect of double points has spiced up Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

The pitch by promoters has been “double the points and double the action” and whatever the view, the race is a 60,000 sellout.

Nov 22, 2014

Motor racing-Double trouble or double the excitement?

ABU DHABI, Nov 22 (Reuters) – The fans do not like it, and even Bernie Ecclestone is now opposed to his own idea, but there can be no denying the unprecedented prospect of double points has spiced up Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

The pitch by promoters has been “double the points and double the action” and whatever the view, the race is a 60,000 sellout.

Nov 22, 2014
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Nov 22, 2014

Hamilton ready to stand and deliver

ABU DHABI (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton’s closest friends and family are elsewhere on the most important weekend of his life but the words of Martin Luther King are very much in mind as he bids for a second Formula One title.

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy,” the Mercedes driver reminded his followers on Twitter earlier in the week.

Nov 22, 2014

Motor racing-Hamilton ready to stand and deliver

ABU DHABI, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton’s closest friends and family are elsewhere on the most important weekend of his life but the words of Martin Luther King are very much in mind as he bids for a second Formula One title.

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy,” the Mercedes driver reminded his followers on Twitter earlier in the week.

Nov 21, 2014

Rosberg needs Williams to pick up speed

ABU DHABI (Reuters) – Nico Rosberg looked to Williams for a helping hand in the Formula One title battle on Friday after his Mercedes team dominated Abu Dhabi Grand Prix practice.

With team mate and championship leader Lewis Hamilton fastest in both sessions, and 17 points clear in the standings, Rosberg needs to win Sunday’s season-ender with someone else getting between him and the Briton.

Nov 21, 2014

Motor racing-Rosberg needs Williams to pick up speed

ABU DHABI, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Nico Rosberg looked to Williams for a helping hand in the Formula One title battle on Friday after his Mercedes team dominated Abu Dhabi Grand Prix practice.

With team mate and championship leader Lewis Hamilton fastest in both sessions, and 17 points clear in the standings, Rosberg needs to win Sunday’s season-ender with someone else getting between him and the Briton.

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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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