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Until Pirelli entered the sport last year, many criticised Formula One for being “processional”. But even with Pirelli’s high-degradation tyres, it has taken until this season for McLaren and other teams to close the gap to Red Bull, whose Sebastian Vettel won the championship [...]

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The recent negotiations for the seventh Concorde Agreement have put the issue of customer cars back into the headlines. GP Focus covered the controversy over the festive period, when Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo outlined how the Scuderia believed Formula One ought [...]

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The Issue of the Third Car

On January 4, 2012 By

Luca di Montezemolo’s remarks about the forthcoming negotiations for the Concorde Agreement during November’s World Finals at Mugello sparked annoyance among many involved with Formula One. Although differences with the Formula One Teams Association had been evident for some time, di Montezemolo’s expression of Ferrari’s stance on the Resource Restriction Agreement will be looked back [...]

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Many Formula One fans who read Simon Boyle’s article in the Daily Mirror or the Daily Record last week[1] would have been infuriated to learn that Formula One Management turned down Channel 4’s bid for the sport’s broadcasting rights, which would have ensured Formula One’s availability on free-to-air television for years to come. But [...]

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In a discussion with someone last week, it was remarked that Murray Walker spoke well about the BBC giving up its rights to broadcast all Formula One Grands Prix live at the end of this season. Walker is right to say that it is with ‘enormous sadness that this has come to pass’.[1] Even [...]

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