Storm clouds over Formula 1 at Silverstone
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Storm clouds over Formula 1 at Silverstone

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As positioning over a new Concorde Agreement continued through the British Grand Prix, the weather threw up a storm with the severity only precious few anticipated. Dieter Rencken reports on last weekend's politics

One of the most remarkable sights on Silverstone Sunday was footage of Bernie Ecclestone ushering Olympic president Jacques Rogge and the Belgian's wife Ann about the grid shortly before the start of the British Grand Prix.

On the face of it there was nothing unusual in the deed, for the 81-year-old and his entourage have regularly shown heads of state, movie stars and Beautiful People about his personal Scalextric set.

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