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Formula 1: Does the Sport Need More Testing?

With the news that Ferrari were departing from Formula One Teams Association (FOTA), the subject of testing has once again returned to the surface. Ten years ago, the teams which could afford it spent millions on extensive testing schedules, using multiple drivers and even separate teams of mechanics to extract every tenth from their cars.  The testing took place as often as possible, before and during the season.  But budgets were spiralling upwards, and the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) stepped in to dramatically limit the amount of testing which could be done.  All in-season testing was banned, and the total distance permitted was cut to 15,000km.  This restricted teams to just a handful of multi-tea...

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