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It's late February, which, for about the last two decades, has meant two things. The first is that teams are quietly moving from pre-season testing in to pre-season panic as the first race of the season approaches, while in Melbourne it means opposition to the Australian Grand Prix is quietly gathering a head of steam ready for its annual vent.Ever since Melbourne secured the Grand Prix for 1997* it has been the subject of intense debate. Those who support it cite the economic benefit and other intangibles, like tourism exposure and brand building, while its detractors argue the intrusion to their daily lives in the weeks ahead of the event are simply intolerable.The problem Melbourne...
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