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October 10, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jean-Marie Balestre was replaced after 13 years as president of the International Federation of Automobile Sports (FISA), an organization he helped create. He is replaced by Max Mosley, the president of the Commission of Constructors in Formula One, who won by a vote of 43-29.
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October 10, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jean-Marie Balestre was replaced after 13 years as president of the International Federation of Automobile Sports (FISA), an organization he helped create. He is replaced by Max Mosley, the president of the Commission of Constructors in Formula One, who won by a vote of 43-29.
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December 19, 1986
Jean-Marie Balestre, who 11 days ago underwent a successful heart operation, resigned as president of auto racing's world governing body, FISA.
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September 8, 1985 | Associated Press
Jean Marie Balestre, the French chairman of the international auto racing federation, Friday says the South African Grand Prix still is scheduled to be run Oct. 19, despite political turmoil in that country. Several national federations, including those in Brazil and Sweden, are known to be pressuring pilots such as Nelson Piquet, Ayrton Senna and Stefan Johansson to withdraw from the event. "At the moment, the South African Grand Prix still is scheduled for Oct.
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January 10, 1990 | From Associated Press
Ayrton Senna of Brazil, the 1988 Formula One world champion, will not be allowed to race on the Grand Prix circuit this year unless he retracts his criticism of the International Automobile Federation, the federation's president said today. Senna has charged that he was manipulated out of any shot at the 1989 world driving championship so that Frenchman Alain Prost would win it.
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January 31, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
The McLaren-Honda racing team must pay a $100,000 fine imposed on driver Ayrton Senna by Thursday or lose its license to compete in Formula One racing, the sport's ruling body said today. A letter from Yvon Leon, secretary general of the International Auto Sports Federation (FISA), said McLaren's license would be suspended until the fine is paid.
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February 16, 1990 | From Associated Press
Former world champion driver Ayrton Senna will be able to race on the Formula One circuit this year after being granted a license today by the International Auto Sports Federation. The Brazilian was one of two McLaren-Honda drivers among 35 competitors named on a revised federation list as having been granted the special license required for the circuit. The original list did not include Senna's name.
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September 30, 1991 | From Associated Press
The shouts of "one more time" for Harry Gant died out with nine laps remaining Sunday as Dale Earnhardt ended Gant's September magic. A broken brake lining ended Gant's run at a modern-record five consecutive NASCAR Winston Cup victories, consigning him to second place and cutting short a dominating show in the Tyson Holly Farms 400 that had the partisan crowd of more than 40,000 rooting him on at North Wilkesboro, N.C. It was the first time that Gant, from nearby Taylorsville, N.C.
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July 16, 1991 | SHAV GLICK
Raghib (Rocket) Ismail has yet to play a down for the Toronto Argonauts because of a leg-muscle injury, but his $23-million contract is beginning to cause a bit of grousing around the Canadian Football League. "I might say something derogatory about him, but if I did he might buy the team and fire me," one teammate said, pleading anonymity. Ottawa Roughrider defensive end Gregg Stumon, who hoped to face the former Notre Dame star in the opening CFL game, was not so reticent about talking.
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