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Renault comes out swinging: Could quit F1 or buy Toro Rosso, says Sport chief

Renault comes out swinging: Could quit F1 or buy Toro Rosso, says Sport chief

March 27, 2015

SEPANG, Malaysia, March 27 — Renault say they are reviewing their Formula One options, including quitting the sport or buying the Toro Rosso team, after stinging criticism of their engine. The French manufacturer has been at loggerheads with main partners Red Bull since Mercedes dominated the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on March 15. Despite signs of improvement in practice today at the Malaysian Grand Prix, Renault Sport F1 managing director Cyril Abiteboul was pulling no... Read more

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Students play with their footballs as they walk among crop fields to the Sunji Township Centre Primary School at sunrise in Sunji township of Shanghe county, Shandong province. China’s footballing stars of the future need to start being trained from birth, the government said at the end of February as President Xi Jinping signed off on a plan to boost the country’s maligned efforts at the sport. — Reuters pic

Students play with their footballs as they walk among crop fields to the Sunji Township Centre Primary School at sunrise in Sunji township of Shanghe county, Shandong province. China’s footballing stars of the future need to start being trained from birth, the government said at the end of February as President Xi Jinping signed off on a plan to boost the country’s maligned efforts at the sport. — Reuters pic