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Fans, drivers and teams have expressed their concern at a 'lottery' final race where double-points would be on offer

Ecclestone faces new legal threat over Formula 1 sale

Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has said that a lawsuit, filed against him over the sale of the sport to private equity firm CVC, is an empty threat designed to put pressure on him.

As Newcastle dither, QPR move in for Barton

Queen's Park Rangers are close to signing Joey Barton, Newcastle United's tempestuous, Nietzsche-tweeting midfielder, holding off interest from Tottenham Hotspur, Everton, Stoke City and Sunderland. Barton will leave Newcastle reluctantly, but will be welcomed in west London enthusiastically, not least by manager Neil Warnock.

New owner reduces ticket prices at QPR

QPR have cut the cost of watching Neil Warnock's team and promised to refund part of the price of all season-tickets following the Loftus Road takeover by Tony Fernandes.

Diary: Button doesn't push Tamara's

"Don't call me a socialite, call me a businesswoman," demanded the socialite Tamara Ecclestone in The Mail on Sunday. The daughter of diminutive F1 boss Bernie, Miss Ecclestone claims her father's name has been both a blessing and a curse, although his £2.5bn is mostly a blessing: if she were PM for a day, she says, "the first thing I'd do is abolish inheritance tax". Miss Ecclestone also harbours a grudge against the dashing F1 star Jenson Button, apparently because he once answered his phone in her company. "Jenson Button used to be a likeable guy but fame has gone to his head," she claims. "I was conducting an interview with him in 2009 and he broke it off to take a call on his mobile. To me, that's the height of bad manners. He seems to have changed enormously as a person on the back of his F1 success. I don't even think he deserved to be world champion. There's no way he'd have won in 2009 if everyone had been driving similar cars. Quite simply, there's no way he's the best F1 driver." What if he was just taking a call from his mum?!

Get Parker: Fernandes earmarks first target as QPR owner

Tony Fernandes will today complete his takeover of Queen's Park Rangers when he buys a controlling interest from motor sport tycoon Bernie Ecclestone. The Malaysian airline entrepreneur is expected to appear with manager Neil Warnock at a press conference this afternoon to discuss his plans for the west London club.

QPR to make announcement amid takeover reports

QPR have revealed they are to make an announcement tomorrow morning amid reports a takeover is imminent.

Rangers in a hurry to get up to speed

Manager Warnock is back in the top flight but he's hoping another Formula One mogul buys QPR and invests in new players, writes Steve Tongue

Warnock holds talks with Tony Fernandes

Neil Warnock has revealed he held "positive" talks with prospective QPR owner Tony Fernandes at the weekend.

Brundle on pole for switch to Sky

Fallout from TV coup upstages Vettel-Hamilton grid battle

Pacy Hamilton upstaged by Ecclestone deal

The art of the ringmaster is to run the show, but yesterday Bernie Ecclestone indulged in a little of the magician's sleight of hand as well when news broke at the Hungaroring that from next season until 2018 the television coverage of Formula One will be split between the BBC and Sky Sports.

Fernandes in talks to buy club

Talks are continuing between Tony Fernandes, the Malaysian airline tycoon, and Queen's Park Rangers owner Bernie Ecclestone towards a sale of the newly-promoted Premier League club.

Williams chairman Adam Parr fears F1 TV deal could be 'difficult'

Williams chairman Adam Parr has offered his sympathies to Formula One fans following today's announcement that from next season Sky Sports will screen every race live.

QPR confirm Ecclestone in talks to sell the club

Queen's Park Rangers' owners are in talks over a potential sale, the Premier League club confirmed last night.

Hamilton happy to push pole-grabber Webber all the way

It's been a tough road for Lewis Hamilton recently, speed-trapped by criticism from sectors of the media and retired F1 drivers of varying skill and charisma.

Party's over for QPR as Ecclestone keeps it tight

The Premier League is an unforgiving arena for newly promoted clubs, but with the campaign still three weeks away fans should be able to look forward with optimism as well as trepidation.

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