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Australian GP: Giedo van der Garde drops Sauber dispute

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Dutch driver Giedo van der Garde has dropped his legal action against Sauber, allowing them to race in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

A court backed Van der Garde's claim he had a valid contract and Sauber risked having its assets seized and team principal Monisha Kaltenborn arrested.

Van der Garde said he had given up his rights "with respect to the interests of motorsport and F1 in particular".

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Australian GP: Sauber lose appeal over Giedo van der Garde ruling

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Sauber have failed in an appeal to overturn a court ruling that says Giedo van der Garde should race for the team at Sunday's Australian Grand Prix.

Van der Garde, 29, a former test driver for Sauber, says he was promised a race seat for this season, a claim backed by the Victoria Supreme Court this week.

Three appeal judges ruled against the team on Thursday, clearing the way for the Dutchman to compete this weekend.

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Sauber driver Giedo van der Garde wins court case to claim race seat

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Sauber's former test driver Giedo van der Garde has won his case against the team after a court backed his claim that he was promised a race seat.

The ruling brings uncertainty to Sauber days before the start of the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

Van der Garde was not due to race, with Swede Marcus Ericsson and Brazilian Felipe Nasr the stated race drivers.

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Formula Renault: Dean Stoneman walks away from 142mph 'fireball'

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Dean Stoneman Stoneman says he was unaware of the fireball at the time


Racing driver Dean Stoneman says he was happy to walk away from a spectacular 142mph crash and subsequent fireball.

The Formula Renault 3.5 driver suffered the crash during testing in Spain ahead of the new season.

"At the time I wasn't aware the fireball had occurred," the Southampton-based former Formula 2 champion, 24, told BBC Radio Solent.

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