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Formula 1 at the Crossroads: Is the Drive for Expansion Destroying the Sport?

Formula One is at a crossroads and F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone may well be accelerating headlong down the road that leads to the sport’s demise. F1 has undergone a massive transformation over the past decade. It is no longer a Eurocentric, elitist, boutique sport, supplemented with a smattering of exotic locales to give the illusion that it is a world sport.The growth has opened up new markets, but, like all things, there can be too much of a good thing. F1 is now a global powerhouse with races not only in its traditional homes in Europe but now throughout the Middle East, Asia, Oceania and the Americas. Only Africa stands apart from the F1 family, but South Africa is working very hard to change that. So global is the sport that, sin...

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