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Philip Morris responds to Ferrari F1 sponsorship investigation

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American tobacco company Philip Morris insists its ‘Mission Winnow’ sponsorship programme with Ferrari complies with advertising laws despite Australia’s concerns over the matter. The ‘Mission Winnow’ name and logo appeared on the Scuderia’s cars at last year’s Japanese Grand Prix. Philip Morris is using the concept to usher new era for the tobacco company which […]

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Di Grassi counters Marko’s heavy criticism of Formula E

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Audi Sport Formula E driver Lucas di Grassi has hit back at Helmut Marko following the Red Bull motorsport boss’ heavy criticism of Formula E. Marko said that Red Bull, as “racing purists”, would never be inclined to enter a series that is nothing more, in his view, than “a marketing excuse from the automotive […]

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Villeneuve’s blunt advice to parents of kids who want to race

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Jacques Villeneuve has a clear recommendation for the parents of those aspiring young drivers who dream of embarking on a career in motorsport. The 1997 world champion launched on Tuesday a young driver programme called “Feed Racing” destined to identify and support burgeoning young talent. The scheme, promoted by Villeneuve along with friend and associate […]

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Mercedes adds 15-year-old Paul Aron to its junior team

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Mercedes AMG F1 has recruited 15-year-old Formula 4 racer Paul Aron and added the young talent to its junior driver programme. The Estonian teenager and European karting champion stepped up to single-seater racing this season and currently competes with Prema in the German and Italian F4 championships. Ticktum dropped from Red Bull junior programme Aron […]

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Alonso returns to F1 for Pirelli test with McLaren!

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Fernando Alonso will be back in the cockpit of a McLaren F1 car next week, with the Spaniard earmarked for a the post-Bahrain Grand Prix test. However, the two-time world champion, who remains an advisor to McLaren, will be entrusted with tyre testing for Pirelli with a full day of running onboard the Woking-based outfit’s […]

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Hamilton: Honda now lagging top teams by just 10bhp

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Lewis Hamilton believes Honda’s progress has brought the Japanese power unit within just 10bhp of Mercedes and Ferrari’s engines. Over the winter, Red Bull Racing ramped up its expectations for its new engine supplier based on evidence supplied by Honda. That confidence received further validation in Australia with Max Verstappen’s podium finish and Honda’s flawless […]

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"We Are Not Anyone's Colony": Bolivia's Morales Tells US to Stay Out of Latin American Affairs

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday expressed support for a right-wing referendum to pull Venezuela’s leftist president Nicolas Maduro from power, provoking a powerful response from Maduro’s fellow socialist Evo Morales, president of Bolivia. “We are sovereign states of the Great Motherland that fights for life and liberation.”—Evo Morales“John Kerry continues to believe […]