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    Report: Formula One's Turkish Grand Prix is on the outs
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    Formula One and Turkey are apparently on the splits, as Turkish newspaper Haberturk claims that the Turkish Grand Prix won't take place in 2012. Istanbul chamber of commerce chief Murat Yalcintas reportedly told the publication "It looks like the Formula One race won't be held in Istanbul next ...

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    Report: FIA president Jean Todt interested in new electric F1 series
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    Are you prepared for Formula One, Electric Boogaloo? Jean Todt, President of the FIA, apparently is, and he hopes to introduce a few new racing series that will provide a platform for an electrified Formula One racing series. Before we get to see a fully-fledged electric F1 league, The Telegraph ...

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    Ecclestone consulting the American Idol Simons on increasing showmanship in F1?
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    More than anything else, Bernie Ecclestone is a businessman. And as a businessman, he's interested in increasing the spectacle in Formula One racing. To that end, reports suggest that the F1 chief is talking with Simon Cowell and Simon Fuller – the creative forces behind American Idol, ...

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    ESPN: Bernie Ecclestone lashes out at the newbies, calls for cutting the grid back to 10
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    There are ways to make friends, and ways to make enemies. Telling several members of your party they're unwelcome is a sure way to the latter, but then, Bernie Ecclestone has never shied away from controversy. In his latest statement, the Formula One chief has indicated that the field should be ...

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    Report: Ecclestone wants fake rain to make F1 racing more exciting
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    Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone seems to believe he has a recipe to make his sport a bit more entertaining, and it involves heaping buckets of artificial rain. That's right – no longer content to simply play with KERS and points systems, Ecclestone has reportedly turned his attentions ...

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    Bernie Ecclestone shows his ugly mug in new Hublot watch ad
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    Bernie Ecclestone Hublot ad – Click above to see the complete ad
    It looks like Bernie Ecclestone hasn't slunk off somewhere to heal from his recent mugging in private. As we've previously heard, the controversial Formula One boss was back at work after recently getting beaten about the ...

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    Report: Bernie Ecclestone beaten, girlfriend robbed of over $300,000 in jewelry
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    Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone was reportedly beaten and robbed outside of his business headquarters in London, England on Wednesday. The Daily Mail reports that the 80-year-old billionaire and his 31-year-old girlfriend had £200,000 (approximately $312,000 in U.S. funds) worth of ...

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    Russia reportedly bags F1 grand prix contract from 2014
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    Russian premier Vladimir Putin (right) has big plans to put his country on the map of world-class sporting events. In 2014, the Black Sea resort town of Sochi will play host to the Winter Olympics. In 2018, Putin hopes to be hosting the World Cup. But not before the country secures its own ...

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    Ecclestone wants independent F1 rule-maker, Mansell a spec chassis
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    Bernie Ecclestone has never been one to shy away from speaking his mind. The latest big idea from F1's commercial chief? Appointing an independent body to formulate the regulations that govern Formula One. Currently, the FIA makes the rules with considerable input from the constructors through ...

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    Will Schumacher re-retire at season's end? Ecclestone, Stewart think so
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    Michael Schumacher's triumphant comeback has been anything but. The seven-time world champion has been consistently outpaced by his junior team-mate Nico Rosberg, who most recently scored a podium finish at this past weekend's British Grand Prix while Schumi could manage no better than ninth. The ...

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    How much will the United States Grand Prix cost Texan taxpayers?
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    Love it or hate it, the Formula One circus is heading to Austin, Texas. The reinstated United States Grand Prix is set to take place in the Lone Star capital city starting in 2012 and the annual event will surely infuse an added boost of tourism revenue into the Austin area. But just how much ...

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    ESPN Columnist: U.S. Grand Prix in Austin has a lot of hurdles
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    There has been no shortage of entrepreneurs over the last couple of decades hoping to play host to a Formula One race. But as many of them have discovered, hopping into bed with Bernie Ecclestone is a surefire way to prove Roger Penske's motorsports maxim: "The quickest way to make a small ...

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    Monticello Motor Club to host U.S. F1 race? Perhaps...
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    Formula One impresario Bernie Eccelstone wants to bring his series back to the United States, but he's apparently not keen on returning to Indy, site of the U.S. Grand Prix from 2000-2007. Instead, he hopes to stage the race in a big media market like New York City. While the idea of an F1 ...

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    Tony George reportedly on board for new US Grand Prix, but not necessarily at Indy
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    If you can't bring America to Formula One, then they'll bring Formula One back to America. So while the USF1 effort may have tanked, reports are mounting over the return of the United States Grand Prix to the F1 calendar. In the absence of the American round of the world championship, companies ...

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    Ecclestone reportedly working on bringing U.S. Grand Prix to New York
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    While the New York Auto Show is under way at the Javitz Center, on the opposite side of the globe the Big Apple came up in an entirely different context. Speaking with Italy's sports journal La Gazzetta dello Sport during this past weekend's Australian Grand Prix, Formula One supremo Bernie ...

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    U.S. Grand Prix to return to Indy?
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    During the Bahrain Grand Prix last weekend, Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone was quoted as saying that a return to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was under consideration. Not so fast, say spokesmen for the speedway, who say that while the facility is interested in bringing the U.S. Grand ...

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    Bernie Ecclestone and Genii Capital looking for another carmaker to buy?
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    With his stranglehold on Formula One's commercial rights firmly in place, Bernie Ecclestone is more accustomed to taking money than spending it. But after selling his prized classic car collection a couple of years ago, the F1 supremo teamed up with Luxembourg-based Genii Capital in a bid to take ...

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    BREAKING: GM reaches agreement to sell Saab to Spyker!
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    What a long, strange trip it's been. Every thriller must have an endgame, although whether the guy gets the girl in the end or just plain "gets it" is often in doubt right until the final frame. This afternoon, after a most improbable and tortured saga, General Motors has finally agreed to sell ...

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    Report: Spyker last bidder GM considering for Saab... or is it?
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    To paraphrase the once great weekend update anchor Chevy Chase, "Generalissimo Saab is still dead" and appears likely to stay that way. Bloomberg reports that Spyker is the last bidder standing to pick up the Swedish brand from General Motors, although Genii Capital and partner Bernie Eccelstone ...

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    Bahrain or Bust: Ecclestone doubts all four new F1 teams will make it
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    Following the culmination of the 2009 FIA Formula One World Championship, slots were granted to four new teams for the upcoming season. They were all ecstatic about the prospect of dicing it with the likes of McLaren and Ferrari, but not all of them are guaranteed to make it when the flag waves ...

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