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I'M VERY glad to hear that the Irish Motorway Fairies imbroglio has been successfully resolved. It's a curious story. In Co Clare in the Irish Republic, the county council met to approve the construction of a motorway that would bypass the towns of Newmarket-on-Fergus and Ennis.

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Berger to miss GP

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Williams put on trial for manslaughter

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Renault bid farewell to Formula One

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Hakkinen back at wheel

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BACK ON a bright, showery morning last March, a week before he caught the plane to Sao Paulo for the season's first grand prix, Ross Brawn leaned back in the chair of his office at the Benetton racing car factory in the Oxfordshire countryside, blinked behind his big round spectacles and smiled his owlish smile as he considered the question of complying with Formula One's new ban on computerised driver aids.

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Motor Racing: Benetton take over LigierSchumacher puts foot down

Benetton have taken over one of their rivals, the struggling French Ligier team - but both will continue to run independently this season. Benetton managing director Flavio Briatore told a news conference that a deal had been completed. Briatore would not comment on suggestions that the take- over would enable the Benetton team to gain access to a supply of Ligier's much-coveted Renault V10 engines.

Motor Racing: Williams kept off grand prix list

FISA yesterday issued a list of teams and drivers for the 1993 world championship which did not include Williams-Renault, the title holders. It was another case of Formula One demonstrating its propensity for shooting itself in the foot.

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AS A stumble in the wrong direction could easily have led to fatality when hundreds of Nigel Mansell's supporters flooded to within a few feet of the speeding finishers at Silverstone, further thought can be given to a disturbing trend in British sport.
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