Sports World: Magnussen returns in new-look Renault team

Magnussen returns in new-look Renault team

PARIS • Renault announced the Formula One comeback of Danish driver Kevin Magnussen at the launch of a new-look team that will put the French carmaker back on the starting grid as a constructor this season.

Magnussen, whose F1 career appeared to have stalled, has replaced Pastor Maldonado after the Venezuelan's funding dried up.

He will partner British rookie Jolyon Palmer, whose signing was announced last year by the team.


Ferguson shows support for Infantino

LONDON • Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson yesterday became the latest high-profile football figure to declare his support for Gianni Infantino's Fifa presidential bid.

"In my role as ambassador to Uefa over the last few years, I've got to know Gianni very well," Ferguson said.

"I think he's got good professionalism, discipline, organisational ability and knowledge of the game and I wish him every success in his quest to be a Fifa president."


Uefa lift closed-doors sanction on Dynamo

KIEV • Dynamo Kiev will no longer have to host Manchester City behind closed doors in the Champions League after Uefa reduced a sanction imposed for racist behaviour and crowd disturbances on appeal.

Dynamo were initially ordered by Uefa to play two home European matches in an empty stadium following incidents in the match against Chelsea. However, Uefa reduced the sanction to one match and cut the fine from €100,000 (S$156,000) to €50,000.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 04, 2016, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe