F1 sends incendiary letter to FIA after Mohammed Ben Sulayem’s ‘inflated price tags of $20bn’ claim

Formula One bosses have accused FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem of “unacceptable” interference in the alleged sale of the sport. After reports of a $20 billion (£16.3 billion) Saudi Arabian bid to buy F1’s commercial rights, Ben Sulayem raised concerns on Twitter about the potential consequences of an “inflated” takeover such as higher ticket prices for fans if the new owners tried to recoup their investment. He added that a potential buyer of F1 should “come with a clear, sustainable plan — not just a lot of money.” Sky Sports…

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Verstappen wins chaotic, rain-shortened Japanese GP to clinch title

Red Bull Racing’s Dutch driver Max Verstappen poses on the podium with the trophy following his victory at the Formula One Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka, Mie prefecture on Oct. 9, 2022. Toshifumi Kitamura | Afp | Getty Images Max Verstappen sealed his second Formula 1 world championship amid huge confusion after winning a chaotic, rain-shortened Japanese Grand Prix. There was huge confusion at the chequered flag amid uncertainty over whether full or partial points would be awarded for a race in which only 29 of the 53 scheduled laps…

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Abu Dhabi GP: Max Verstappen takes F1 title from Lewis Hamilton on final lap after late controversy

Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the (33) Red Bull Racing RB16B Honda on track during the F1 Grand Prix of France at Circuit Paul Ricard on June 20, 2021 in Le Castellet, France. Bryn Lennon | Formula 1 | Getty Images Max Verstappen has become Formula 1 world champion for the first time after an extraordinary, controversial finish to the season-ending Abu Dhabi GP which saw him overtake Lewis Hamilton on the final lap after a dramatic late Safety Car. Hamilton appeared to be heading for his record eighth…

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Racing chief says Formula One shouldn’t get involved in politics as sport faces heat ahead of Saudi Grand Prix

It isn’t the role of motorsport to “get involved with political issues,” the leader of the top international auto racing organization said as Formula One faces criticism for allowing a grand prix to go ahead in Saudi Arabia this weekend. “Motorsport has not to be used as a political platform. That is absolutely essential,” said Jean Todt, president of the FIA, which is Formula One’s governing body. Human rights groups have urged F1 to use its power to challenge abuses in Saudi Arabia, accusing the sport of ignoring its commitment to…

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Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton signs new one-year deal with Mercedes

London [UK], February 8 (ANI): Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes have agreed to a new deal as the seven-time Formula One champion signed a one-year contract with the team for 2021.Hamilton made his F1 debut with Mercedes F1 engine customer team McLaren in 2007 and has been powered in all his 266 Grands Prix by Mercedes-Benz engines. He joined the Mercedes works team in 2013 and has since won 74 F1 races as well as six Drivers’ Championships with the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team. In 2020, he broke Michael Schumacher’s win…

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