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Kate Walker: Making your mind up

If Formula One is going to continue along its current line of making a lot of money for outside investors while occasionally flirting with the notion of an IPO, the sport needs to take a serious look at its current business practices. Our rich history has been tarred by association with the odd shady character over the years, but the sport and its associated businesses have survived. But what is becoming increasingly clear is that Formula One has survived all these years despite itself - not as a sport, but as a marketable and profitable global enterprise. From its antecedents as a rich man's game designed to sell luxury cars, the sport has become a rich man's game designed to sell luxury...
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