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Mosley heads for court to put down rebellion

The FIA yesterday threatened legal action against the eight Formula One teams seeking to break away. Tough talk aside, this could be the last stand for Formula One's most controversial figure

The end of the road for Max Mosley?

First he saw his personal life become public property. Now the Formula One boss is fighting to save his career

Stewart calls for Mosley to quit

Sir Jackie Stewart believes it is finally time for Max Mosley to quit his role as president of the FIA.

Formula One's day of turmoil

Formula One's future was in turmoil today after Ferrari, McLaren and six other teams announced plans for a rival series following the collapse of heated negotiations with the sport's organizers over a budget cap for next season.

Donington GP is a no go, says Silverstone chairman

As the teams and the governing body continue the fight which threatens to take the sport beyond the brink of civil war, Silverstone's management yesterday voiced their worries about the future of the British Grand Prix.

FIA hits out at disruptive F1 teams

The FIA today pointed an accusing finger at what they perceive as a disruptive element within the Formula One Teams' Association.

Further F1 talks set as entry deadline passes

The FIA has left the door open to five of the current Formula One teams to enter the sport for next year.

F1 teams meet over budget crisis

Formula One teams were meeting FIA president Max Mosley today for 11th-hour talks to try and end a standoff over entries for next season that could tear the sport apart.

Mosley son died of drug abuse

Alexander Mosley, son of Formula One boss Max Mosley, died of non-dependent drug abuse, a coroner ruled today.

Mosley threatens renegades

Max Mosley yesterday further whetted the glistening edge of the Sword of Damocles that he holds poised over Formula One when he reiterated that if the renegade teams do not like the rules he insists on pushing through for 2010, they are at liberty to withdraw and start their own series.

Richard Ingrams’ Week: Don't underestimate the lack of interest in politics

There is an alarming gap between the things media folk say about the political situation and the experience of the audience they address, i.e. us. This is not just a question of that elusive fury over the MPs' expenses about which I wrote last week and which we are still told has every man, woman and child in its grip.

All teams submit 'conditional' F1 entries

Ferrari's threat to quit Formula One would appear to be over after they today joined eight other current teams in submitting a block conditional entry to compete in next year's world championship.

Williams first to sign up for next season

Williams, that most pragmatic of all Formula One teams, yesterday became the first to make an official entry to the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship, ahead of the closing date this Friday.

Barrichello pays tribute to his team-mate's faultless display

While Jenson Button sprayed the victory champagne in Monaco, after his fifth victory from the six races held so far, sources within the paddock suggested that a compromise might finally have been hammered out to resolve the stand-off between the governing body and the teams over the vexed subject of a voluntary budget cap for next year.

'In the Sudan famine, people would die as you were filming'

New author Ben Brown tells Matthew Bell why he feels such guilt over his war reporter years
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Hack Circus aims to turn the rule-abiding approach of TED talks on its head. Rhodri Marsden meets mistress of ceremonies Leila Johnston
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Why Michael Carrick is still proving an enigma for England

Why Carrick is still proving an enigma for England

Manchester United's talented midfielder has played international football for almost 14 years yet, frustratingly, has won only 32 caps, says Sam Wallace
Tracey Neville: The netball coach who is just as busy as her brothers, Gary and Phil

Tracey Neville is just as busy as her brothers, Gary and Phil

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