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Bernie Ecclestone's latest budget cap idea for the Formula One teams has been described as “unrealistic” by McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh.

French GP in line for return in 2013, says Ecclestone

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Ecclestone: I might retire at 85

Formula One head is in irrepressible mood at Indian Grand Prix, as is Vettel, who takes pole

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McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton was forced to apologise to his team-mate Jenson Button after wrongfully accusing his compatriot of 'unfollowing' him on Twitter.

He then tweeted: "My bad [mistake] just found out Jenson never followed me. Don't blame him!"

Earlier in the season Hamilton was in trouble with his team after he posted a picture of a confidential telemetry sheet." width="80" height="60" onclick="location.href='http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/motor-racing/bernie-ecclestone-backs-lewis-hamiltons-switch-to-mercedes-8227757.html';" class="" />

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Thailand government claims to have struck deal to host Bangkok Grand Prix in 2014

Thailand's government sports authority says it has struck an in-principle deal to host a Formula One race in Bangkok in 2014, with negotiations ongoing about the hosting fee, according to a report in The Nation newspaper.

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Thailand could host street race Bangkok Grand Prix

A grand prix in Thailand is on the cards from 2014 as an agreement is understood to have been reached in principle for a race to be run around the streets of Bangkok.

Wet, wet, wet: Technicians push a Torro Rosso through the pitlane in the middle of a heavy downpour during yesterday's qualifying for the German Grand Prix

Wary Ecclestone keeps low profile

F1 supremo stays away as McLaren pair fail to make most of sodden conditions to trail Alonso

Formula One in Olympic Stadium under consideration

Plans for a Formula One circuit in and around the Olympic Stadium are officially now under consideration.

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