Motorsport

Thai capital Bangkok has taken a blow in its bid to host motor racing competitions, following comments by the tourism and sports minister that he stands by a new racing ban law.

The FIA (International Motorsport Federation) has summoned Formula One team Mercedes and tyre supplier Pirelli to a tribunal regarding a tyre testing incident.

Formula One tyre supplier Pirelli has released an extensive statement denying any wrongdoing when testing new tyres with the Mercedes team, which caused criticisms and a protest by other teams for supposed unfair advantage.

Formula One team Mercedes will provide fellow constructors Williams with engines from next season under a long-term partnership announced today.

Formula One Group is considering removing live streaming rights from official broadcast partners to launch its own online streaming platform, reports Autoweek.

Formula One’s tyre supplier Pirelli has warned teams that it could exit the sport at the end of the season if a new contract in not agreed soon.

Formula One team Toro Rosso is set to announce an engine-supplier deal with Renault from next season, according to Sport Bild.

Sportsman Media and Red Bull Media House have formed a new company to market the media rights to the World Rally Championship.

Paddy Lowe is set to move from Formula One team McLaren to join Mercedes as executive technical director.

German manufacturer BMW has rubbished comments by Formula One commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone on its return to the sport.

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has received backing from the board to remain the head of the motor sport unless he is convicted for bribery allegations by German authorities.

British Formula One home, Silverstone Circuits, has today announced a three-year contract with hospitality provider Detail to design, manage and construct its trackside facilities.

Bangkok has joined the list of candidate cities bidding to host the new FIA (International Motor Sport Federation) Formula E Championship in 2014.

Honda will make a return to Formula One racing in 2015, following an announcement today on its partnership with McLaren as an engine supplier.

Ben Speight, head of SportBusiness Intelligence, breaks down the German TV market – one of the few in Europe where free-to-air spend on sport is higher than that of pay-TV.
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