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Formula 1 Needs to Get Its Act Together in the United States

Just as Formula One is finally, possibly clawing its way into the collective American sporting consciousness, it is all set to go bust. Again. In 2016, the Haas F1 Team will make its debut as the first American entry since 1977, Alexander Rossi could be behind the wheel of a Mercedes-powered (read: competitive) Manor car and Americans will be able to watch it all thanks to a broadcast deal with NBC. And of course, the stunning Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas, is set to host its fifth U.S. Grand Prix. Maybe. After this year's race, Eric Dexheimer of the Austin American-Statesman reported that the state was cutting its funding for the grand prix by more than 20 percent.
"To use a technical term," COTA chairman Bobby E...

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