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'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

Teams hold council of war on Briatore's luxury yacht

The war between the FIA and the 10 Formula One teams neared crisis point in Monaco yesterday when the Formula One Teams Association made it clear, after repeated failure to agree terms with the governing body, that they are no longer prepared to accept the current governance of the sport.

F1 teams to meet with Mosley in Monaco

Formula One teams were meeting with FIA president Max Mosley today for further talks over a planned budget cap that has led Ferrari to threaten to pull out of the sport.

Paradoxes of Peace, By Nicholas Mosley<br />God's Hazard, By Nicholas Mosley

It was hard to know which of these two books to start reading first. Paradoxes of Peace is a memoir, and Nicholas Mosley's life has an undoubted allure beyond his own success as a writer. He is the son of founder of the British Union of Fascists, Oswald Mosley, half-brother of Formula One's controversial head, Max Mosley, and stepson of the beguiling Diana Mitford. God's Hazard is a novel and Mosley, at his best, is one of our finest and most innovative writers of fiction. His Hopeful Monsters won the 1990 Whitbread Book of the Year award.

Ferrari veto hangs over F1 even after lost ruling

As is so often the case in the wake of a much-publicised court ruling, such as Wednesday's Parisian decision that went against Ferrari and in the favour of the FIA, hard questions followed.

Ecclestone sees no quick fix for F1 crisis

Most current Formula One teams are unlikely to submit entries for next year's championship by a 29 May deadline, commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone said today.

Ferrari are not above the sport, says Mosley

Constructor insists they may still quit sport in protest despite loss in French court

Ferrari injuction rejected by French court

A French court has dismissed Ferrari's bid to stop Formula One from instituting a budget cap next season.

Ferrari head to court as budget cap row heats up

The sport's heavyweight applies for injunction to stop proposed rule changes

No compromise over F1 budget insists Mosley

Formula One teams and the sports administrators failed to resolve the dispute over a proposed budget cap today, with Ferrari taking legal action in a French court to stop the measure.

Ecclestone to focus on placating Ferrari

Max Mosley and Bernie Ecclestone will attend a crucial meeting with the Formula One Teams' Association in London today to thrash out objections to Mosley's proposed two-tier category for Formula One next year.

F1 teams to meet Mosley and Ecclestone over budget

Formula One team owners will meet FIA president Max Mosley and F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone for urgent talks tomorrow to deal with a crisis that could lead to the top teams pulling out of next year's championship.

Ferrari put 60 years of glory on the line

The most glamorous team in motorsport have threatened to pull out of Formula One next season in an escalating row over budget caps. David Tremayne talks to insiders and finds real fear amid the sabre-rattling

Mosley's son found dead after suspected drugs overdose

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