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Assessing Changes to F1 Calendar and Rules from the World Motor Sport Council

On Wednesday, the FIA World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) met in Doha, Qatar to decide on a number of potential changes to the Formula One regulations. The results of the meeting are a mix of positive, negative and downright surprising. The big surprise was the inclusion of the Korean Grand Prix on the calendar, although it does say that the race is to be confirmed. The grand prix was last run in 2013 at the Korea International Circuit in Yeongam, where it was hampered by a lack of spectators and a high race-hosting fee. According to Will Davies of The Wall Street Journal, the race lost $163 million from 2010 to 2012 before it was dropped. A Korean race is important for F1—the country is a substantial player in the automob...

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