Formula 1 season to start with eight races in Europe

The 2020 Formula 1 season will start in Austria on 5 July, the first of a run of eight races in Europe. An F1 statement said the championship would begin across three consecutive weekends – two in Austria on 5…

*Tragedy looms: Security agents, NNPC asleep as pipeline vandals steal N16.5m fuel in Lagos (Punch) *Lagos to reintegrate victims of Abule-Egba pipeline fire into society (Guardian)

Tragedy looms: Security agents, NNPC asleep as pipeline vandals steal N16.5m fuel in Lagos‌ (Punch) Residents of Fagba community in the Ifako/Ijaiye Local Government Area of Lagos State fear a pipeline explosion is imminent in the area as vandals operate…

Silverstone: F1 races given go-ahead by UK government

Formula 1 has been given the go-ahead by the UK government to hold two races at Silverstone this summer, BBC Sport has been told. F1 sources say people involved in elite sports events will be exempt from a requirement on…

Austria set to host Formula 1 season openers in July

Austria’s government has approved hosting Formula 1’s season-opening races in July, according to reports. The races, scheduled for 5 and 12 July, will take place behind closed doors at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg. The 2020 season was due…

Formula 1’s cost-cutting proposals approved by FIA

Formula 1’s plan for cost-cutting measures has been approved by the sport’s governing body the FIA. The changes to the sporting, technical and financial regulations were passed by e-vote at Wednesday’s world motorsport council meeting. It was “due to the…

*Police intercept dismissed soldier smuggling drugs in Lagos (Guardian) *Lagos govt urges FG to help prevent erosion, protect coastline (Tribune)

Police intercept dismissed soldier smuggling drugs in Lagos (Guardian) It was end of the road for a dismissed soldier and his accomplice after operatives of the Lagos State police command apprehended two of them for transporting about 1,200kg of cannabis…

Formula 1: French Grand Prix set to be postponed because of the coronavirus crisis

The French Grand Prix is set to be the next Formula 1 event to be postponed as a result of the coronavirus crisis. French President Emmanuel Macron said in a televised address to the nation on Monday that restrictions on…

Sir Stirling Moss: ‘A true icon’ – tributes paid to ‘larger-than-life’ legend

Sir Stirling Moss has been praised as a “true icon and legend” who lived an “incredible life”. The world of motor racing has paid tribute following his death aged 90. Moss is widely regarded as one of the greatest Formula…

*Governors’ Forum donates N200m to Abule Ado blast victims (DailyTrust) *COVID19: Lagos State Judiciary bars public from courts (Nation)

Governors’ Forum donates N200m to Abule Ado blast victims (DailyTrust) The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has donated N200 million to the Abule Ado/Soba Emergency Relief Fund set up by the Lagos State. The NGF Chairman, Governor Kayode Fayemi disclosed this…

Brazilian GP: Lewis Hamilton to negotiate new F1 contract (BBC)

Lewis Hamilton wants to continue in Formula 1 – but will take his time over finalising a new contract. The British driver, who clinched his sixth world title at the US Grand Prix, is almost certain to stay at Mercedes.…

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