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Formula 1 Prize Money Distribution Highlights Inequalities in the Sport

Imagine if Manchester United received a special payment each year from the Football Association, just so they would show up for their Premier League matches. Or if the Dallas Cowboys took a cut off the top of the NFL's television revenues in exchange for them not dropping out and forming a rival league with the NFL's most popular teams. That, essentially, is what happens with the distribution of Formula One's prize money—and it has to change. Last month, Autosport's Dieter Rencken and Lawrence Barretto published a breakdown of the prize fund payouts that each team will receive in 2015, based (partially) on their recent results. That qualifier is necessary because, as you can see below, the top teams in the 2014 constructors'...

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