A German banker was convicted Wednesday of taking an illegal payment worth $44m in connection with the sale of his firm's stake in the Formula One racing series.
The British Grand Prix at Silverstone on Sunday week was always the most important of the season for McLaren and its local heroes, Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button.
The gripping battle between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg in the closing laps at the Bahrain International Circuit last year could not have offered a better showcase for both Formula One and the host nation on the track.
Nico Rosberg has admitted he may have made a psychological mistake in making public his frustration with his team-mate Lewis Hamilton after last week’s Chinese Grand Prix.
A major report from Amnesty International released to coincide with this weekend’s Formula One grand prix has warned that human rights abuses in Bahrain continue “unabated” despite repeated assurances from the authorities that the situation is improving.