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Sir Jackie Stewart, one of the sport's legendary names, yesterday pleaded with Bernie Ecclestone and the Government to "think again" after the British Grand Prix was dropped from the provisional 2005 Formula One calendar.

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Rivers Fletcher

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Sporting Digest: Motor racing

The Ford Motor Company has appointed Paul Stewart chief operating officer of its newly- acquired Stewart Grand Prix team. Paul, the son of the former world champion Jackie Stewart, who recently sold the team to Ford in a pounds 100m deal, said: "Under Ford ownership, the team will have the resources and expertise to realise our goal of a concerted challenge for the Formula One world championship."

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Motor Racing: Stewart sells up for pounds 100m

JACKIE STEWART received a pounds 100m birthday present last night after selling his grand prix team to Ford. The three-times former world champion, who is 60 today, ended months of speculation by announcing the buy-out by the American car giant.

Brands Hatch warned off Silverstone

MEMBERS of the British Racing Drivers Club told Brands Hatch yesterday that Silverstone, the motor racing track which hosts the British Grand Prix, is not for sale.
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