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Celebration in Dubai after clinching fourth consecutive Drivers’ and Constructors’ World Championships
To celebrate winning the Formula One Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championships for the fourth consecutive year, Infiniti Red Bull Racing ran one of its Formula One cars at one of the most recognised locations on earth.
Bernie Ecclestone has confirmed that F1’s 2013 schedule will feature only 19 rounds.
Until New Jersey’s demise, this year’s calendar was set to have twenty grands prix. Ecclestone, the F1 chief executive, opened up the twentieth slot to a potential new European venue, but he said on Tuesday that he could not now fill it “at this late stage”.
Bernie Ecclestone is tipped to sign up the airline Emirates as a major F1 sponsor on a visit to Dubai on Tuesday.
The Financial Times said the five year deal is worth “about $200m”, making it “one of the biggest” in motor sport. The report said Emirates would join formula one’s clutch of official sponsors, including UBS, Rolex, Tata and LG.
Teams are making preparations just in case the Bahrain grand prix is called off at the last minute.
That is the claim of Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport, reporting that the teams could put their back-up plans into action even as late as the Sunday in China — mere days before they are expected to be at Sakhir.