SPORTS NEWS APRIL 11TH, 2016
Formula 1's governing body the FIA has formally approved the return to the 2015 qualifying format in time for this weekend's Chinese Grand Prix. Teams last week forced a U-turn from F1 bosses Jean Todt and Bernie Ecclestone, who had previously refused to back a return to the knock-out format. This came after a new system proved a failure at the opening two races. The FIA said on Monday the decision to revert to the old format had passed the phases of the legislative process. That means it has now been approved unanimously by both the F1 Commission, on which there are representatives of all the teams, as well as sponsors, circuits and tyre supplier, and the FIA World Council.
DANNY WILLETT-MASTERS 2016
Winning the Masters is a "fantastic start" to achieving "special things" in golf, says Danny Willett.
The Yorkshireman, 28, is the first European winner at Augusta since 1999 and only the fourth British champion. "It's a great feeling and hopefully one we can have many more times," said Willett of his first major victory. Willett's manager Chubby Chandler said the golfer could win another major this year and become number one in the world "without any doubt". Carding a final-round five-under-par 67, the Englishman took advantage of defending champion Jordan Spieth dropping six shots in three holes.