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Ecclestone says F1 to scrap 2015 grid restarts

Bernie Ecclestone says F1 will abandon its highly controversial plan for standing re-starts after safety car periods from 2015. In Hungary, reportedly alarmed with the sport's dwindling spectator and television appeal, the F1 supremo met with team bosses. But Ecclestone denied it was resolved that Flavio Briatore was the key to a more popular future for the sport. "We do not need Flavio. We can do it ourselves," he told Germany's Auto Motor und Sport. The publication said there are rumours a popularity taskforce will instead be headed by Christian Horner, Toto Wolff, Luca di Montezemolo and Vijay Mallya. Ecclestone said the priority is some "fine tuning" rather than...
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