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May 5

F1: Insiders tip Ecclestone to survive corruption scandal

MUNICH, GERMANY - APRIL 24:  Bernie Ecclestone (R), the 83-year-old controlling business magnate in Formula One racing, and prosecutor Christian Weiss (C) wait for the first day of Ecclestones trial for bribery on April 24, 2014 in Munich, Germany (in front og him is a paper which he carried during he arrived at court). Ecclestone is accused of bribing BayernLB bank employee Gerhard Gribkowsky to ensure the sale of SLEC Holdings, the parent company of Formula One, to private equity firm CVC.  (Photo by Joerg Koch/Getty Images)

, the 83-year-old controlling business magnate in Formula One, waits on the first day of his trial for bribery on April 24, 2014 in Munich, Germany. (Photo: Joerg Koch/Getty Images)

Three F1 insiders have tipped Bernie Ecclestone to drive out of the corruption scandal not only with his freedom, but also the keys to the sport.

Some think the Gerhard Gribkowsky saga, that has already left the former F1 banker in jail, will almost certainly end Ecclestone’s long reign over and potentially see him live out his days behind bars. However, a trio of F1 insiders is not so sure.

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May 5

Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance: 1931 Cadillac Takes Best In Show

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Charles Gillet’s 1931 Cadillac took best in show at the 2014 Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance despite strong competition. (Photo courtesy: PinehurstConcours.com)

A striking midnight blue 1931 Cadillac 452A owned by 90-year-old Charles Gillet of Lutherville, Md., was awarded the Best in Show at the 2014 Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance at Pinehurst Resort on Sunday.

The car, equipped with a V-16 engine and purchased in 1986 by Gillet and then restored by Pruiett Automotive Restoration, emerged from 119 vintage and a strong Class 4 Grand Classics (1925-1948) field to capture the top prize at the second annual showcase. 

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May 5

Formula 1 could axe Friday morning practice to cut costs

Caterham driver Kamui Kobayashi of Japan is pushed back into the garage during the third practice session of the Formula One Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on March 15, 2014.  IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE   AFP PHOTO / Paul CROCK        (Photo credit should read PAUL CROCK/AFP/Getty Images)

driver Kamui Kobayashi is pushed into the garage during final for the 2014 Australian Grand Prix. (Photo: Paul Crock/Getty Images)

F1 could axe Friday morning practice sessions next year, as teams consider how to cut costs in the absence of a mandatory budget cap.

Although keenly supported by the small teams, and championed by FIA president Jean Todt, the 2015 budget cap was vetoed by the powerful ‘Strategy Group’ teams including grandees Ferrari, Red Bull and Mercedes.

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May 5

Daly confirmed for full GP2 season with Lazarus

Conor Daly driving for the Lazarus GP2 team in Bahrain, 2014. (Photo: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic)

racing in the car in Bahrain, 2014. (Photo: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic)

Conor Daly has been confirmed at the Lazarus GP2 team for the full 2014 season.

Daly took part in the opening race of the year in Bahrain for the team, but on a one-off basis, after testing extensively in both Abu Dhabi in Bahrain.

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May 4

MotoGP: Rossi Delighted To Return To Jerez Podium

Valentino Rossi sprays champagne on the podium after finishing second in the Grand Prix of Spain. (Photo: Getty Images)

sprays champagne on the podium after finishing second in the Grand Prix of Spain. (Photo: Getty Images)

The Grand Prix of Spain brought joy for Valentino Rossi as he got his second podium of the season and produced a highly competitive performance in Spain.

Finishing the grueling 27-lap 119km contest just 1.5s behind the rampant race-winner Marc Marquez, Rossi appears to have regained the competitiveness which he says will be crucial to his upcoming decision on whether to keep racing beyond 2014. Returning to the rostrum for the first time since 2010 can only be a positive factor as he contemplates his future.

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