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Aug 29

Ford Reveals S-Max Concept Ahead of 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show

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Here’s another one that’ll probably go straight into the “not bound for United States shores” file: the Ford S-Max concept, which will make its grand debut at the 2013 Frankfurt motor show. Ford says the S-Max previews a “future sport activity vehicle,” which may, in fact, be contemporary PR-speak for “mini-minivan.”

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Aug 29

Lorenzo Determined To Close MotoGP Gap At Front

Jorge Lorenzo has a strong history at Silverstone. (Photo: Getty Images)

has a strong history at . (Photo: Getty Images)

Since the British round of returned to Silverstone from Donington Park from 2010 onwards, Lorenzo has triumphed in two of the three events there. The Mallorcan hopes to make it three from four this weekend, but knows the feat will not be easy.

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Aug 29

Jean Todt Has Challenger For FIA Presidency

Frenchman Jean Todt currently leads the FIA. (Photo: Getty Images)

Frenchman currently leads the . (Photo: Getty Images)

The FIA Foundation’s director general, , has resigned his post in order to challenge Jean Todt for the FIA presidency.

In a statement, Ward said: “After much careful thought I have decided to stand as a candidate in the 2013 FIA presidential election. The election period begins in September and it will be necessary for me to approach FIA members to secure nominations. In these circumstances I think that the correct course of action is to resign.

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Aug 28

We have a contract with Pirelli, says Ecclestone

We have a contract with Pirelli, says Ecclestone

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has downplayed ’s prospects of replacing as F1’s sole tire supplier, despite the French company formally confirming to the that it is interested in the role.

Ecclestone has always been close to Pirelli, while FIA President is known to be sympathetic to Michelin. Exactly how the tire saga will play out in the coming weeks remains to be seen, but the bottom line is that time is running out for all concerned.

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