Motor racing-Ecclestone signs deal with F1 manufacturers


By Alan Baldwin LONDON, May 19 (Reuters) - Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has signed an agreement with carmakers to end the threat of a rival series from 2008. Both Ecclestone and the Grand Prix Manufacturers' Association (GPMA) confirmed on Friday that they had signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) after years of negotiation. The five carmakers are Renault, BMW, DaimlerChrysler's Mercedes, Honda and Toyota. The five, who all have teams in the championship, signed the ...

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