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Showtime: Formula One Isn’t the Sport for You

Flavio Briatore has hit out at the state of Formula One, saying that the spectacle is suffering and that costs are spiralling out of control. Looking at what the ex-Renault team boss has said, it is apparent that his disagreements with the FIA are still burning inside.

The Italian bemoans the lack of spectacle in the sport, saying that unpredictability is slowly eroding Formula One as we know it. Yet, it has never been solely about the spectacle. Formula One in its current guise was established in 1950 and has its roots in the European Grand Prix Motor Racing of the 1920s and 1930s. A collection of European car manufacturers that got together and held grand prix meetings. Any notion of a 'spectacle' arrived with the dawn of televis...

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