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Will Troubled South American Economies Cause Problems for Formula 1?

With South American countries facing, "an economic storm of the likes the region hasn't seen in decades," per Joshua Goodman of the Associated Press, it is reasonable for Formula One fans to ask how the sport's future on the continent might be affected.Brazil and Argentina, in particular, have longstanding ties to F1, producing four world champions between them that have won 13 titles. The Argentine Grand Prix first appeared on the F1 calendar in 1953 and continued, with some gaps, until 1998. Lately, there has been intermittent talk of reviving it. And the Brazilian Grand Prix has been part of the World Championship every year since 1973.In 2015, there were three South American drivers on the grid—and at least two of them owed their ...

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