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Qatar, the small Arab country, looks set to break F1’s record for the highest-paying grand prix host.
F1 business journalist Christian Sylt, who is close to the sport’s chief executive Bernie Ecclestone, cited ‘sources’ in reporting that Qatar looks set to pay about $78 million a year beginning with its first race no later than 2017.
Human rights organisation Amnesty International has criticised Abu Dhabi in the days before F1’s high-profile and glitzy season finale
Political criticism of grand prix hosts like Bahrain and China is common, but a report entitled ‘There is no freedom here’ published this week by Amnesty said violations by the United Arab Emirates “has gone largely ignored by the world”.
Unprecedented security at a grand prix will accompany Russian president Vladimir Putin’s visit to the inaugural race on Sunday.
F1’s regular television broadcasters have been told that when Putin’s security personnel scramble radio frequencies to prevent potential bombs being triggered, live video images and microphones will possibly go dead temporarily.
McLaren on Thursday denied reports Honda is looking at buying into the Woking based team.
Rumours in Japan this week said the Japanese carmaker, returning to formula one next year as McLaren’s works engine supplier, might also be contemplating buying the 50 per cent team share currently held by the Bahrain-owned Mumtalakat company.