Max Verstappen sealed pole position at the Brazilian Grand Prix and served it up to a delighted Red Bull team principal Christian Horner as a 46th birthday present.
A Japanese newspaper reported that the National Tax Agency found ex-CEO of Nissan Carlos Ghosn used the company’s money for several years to pay consultant's fees to his sister for fictitious work and to make donations to a university in Lebanon.
Carlos Ghosn's lawyers have asked the Tokyo District Court to dismiss all charges against the former Nissan Motor Co Ltd chairman, saying prosecutors colluded with government officials and Nissan executives to oust him from his post.
Hiroto Saikawa, the chief executive of scandal-plagued Nissan, acknowledged receiving inappropriate payments from the Japanese automaker but denied he ordered it or knew about it.
In a statement, the auto racing governing body said that BWT Arden driver Hubert died aged 22 following a "serious incident" at Spa-Francorchamps, a three-car pile-up in the second lap of the race also involving Juan Manuel Correa and Giuliano Alesi.
French President Emmanuel Macron's come weeks after merger talks between Renault and Italian-American group Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) were called off after FCA grew frustrated with the role the French state was playing.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles withdrew the proposal late Wednesday, citing "political conditions in France" after the French government, Renault's biggest shareholder, asked for five more days to review the deal and obtain support from Nissan.
The Italian-US carmaker "has today delivered a non-binding letter to the Board of Groupe Renault proposing a combination of their respective businesses as a 50/50 merger", statement says.
Ousted Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn says he is innocent and slams former colleagues whom he accuses of "backstabbing" and "conspiring" against him.
Shareholders meeting also votes to remove Ghosn's former right-hand man Greg Kelly, who also faces charges, from the board, and to appoint Renault chairman Jean-Dominique Senard as director.
Crisis-hit Japanese automaker Nissan slashed its full-year forecast as nine-month net profit dropped 45 percent in the first earnings report since the stunning arrest of former chairman Carlos Ghosn.
In an interview with the Nikkei, Carlos Ghosn blamed executives at his former employer Nissan for setting him up because they opposed his plans to forge a close partnership with Renault.
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