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Valtteri Bottas wins F1's season-opening Austrian GP

5 hours 51 min ago

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Valtteri Bottas won a chaotic season-opening Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday while Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton finished fourth after getting a late time penalty. Bottas took a knee as he received the winners’ trophy and the podium trio held up a black T-shirt with “End Racism” written on it. The race was interrupted three times by a safety car and nine of 20 drivers abandoned, including both Red Bulls of Max Verstappen and Alexander Albon — who tried to overtake Hamilton on the outside w

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Vintage Citroen 2CV Paris tours struggle under coronavirus travel ban

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There's nothing Jean-Remi Galinon enjoys more than bouncing along cobbled streets and showing off Paris to foreign tourists, usually Americans, in his most iconic of French vintage cars. "They are in love with Paris ... (and) we're suffering the consequences (of the travel ban)." Tourism is part of the lifeblood of the city, one of the world's most visited, so for Galinon, Paris's springtime lockdown could hardly have been worse.

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Vintage Citroen 2CV Paris tours struggle under coronavirus travel ban originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 5 Jul 2020 09:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Suspects in Ghosn's Japanese escape stand trial in Turkey

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 21:00

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Seven suspects went on trial in Turkey on Friday over their alleged involvement in former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn's dramatic escape from Japan to Lebanon via Istanbul at the end of last year. Ghosn, once a titan of the global auto industry, had been arrested in Japan in late 2018 and charged with underreporting his salary and using company funds for personal purposes, charges he denies. The ousted chairman of the alliance of Renault, Nissan Motor Co and Mitsubishi Motors Corp had been awaitin

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FCA: PSA deal terms still intact despite dividend cut report

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 19:00

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Fiat Chrysler (FCA) said the terms of its merger with France's PSA had not changed after an Italian newspaper report that it was looking to spin off assets to reduce a planned 5.5 billion euro ($6.2 billion) cash pay-out to its shareholders. FCA said on Friday that it was sticking to the deal agreed with PSA in December before the coronavirus crisis hit demand for cars. FCA and PSA plan to finalise their merger by the first quarter of next year.

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Win a Porsche Taycan and $20,000

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 16:00

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Formula One season starts Sunday, four months late and in a different world

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 15:00

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Four months after the opening race was called off at the last minute, the Formula One season finally gets underway this weekend on another continent and in a different-looking world. There will be no fans on hand at the remote Spielberg track in Austria, with the coronavirus still creating uncertainty over how many races can actually be held — and where. Defending F1 champion Lewis Hamilton has been an outspoken supporter of the movement and will be competing in an all-black Mercedes car — ins

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