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Red Bull, Ferrari, McLaren, Mercedes and Lotus Need to Found a New Formula One

Recently, Vitaly Petrov's manager, Oksana Kosachenko described Formula One as no longer a sport, but rather an entertainment. She might be right about that, and there's another characteristic that has tainted the sport in another negative way: it's all business, when one comes right down to it. My friends and I are geezers now, and one good thing about that is the great, warm pleasure we all experienced when it really was a sport. People like Stirling Moss, Juan Fangio, Jack Brabham, and many others were racing open-wheel single-seaters for the sport of it, the fun of it, as well as hoping to make a living out of it. At some point, Bernie Ecclestone got his hooks into Formula One, and somehow built it into the Top Flight. I am ambivalent a...

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