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Time for a social-ist revolution in Formula 1

We all know the one about F1 losing 50 million TV viewers in 2013. Mightily careless I’m sure you’ll agree. But it’s not a matter for mirth as far as most in F1 are concerned. And it all has got renewed focus in recent days with latest reports concerned with slipping numbers and Pirelli boss Paul Hembery admitting that the ‘viewing figures so far this year are extremely disappointing – there's no doubt about that’. The temptation can be in such situations to attribute the decline to ones hobby horses. A few have said that F1’s recent capacity for gimmickry – DRS, KERS, gumball Pirellis – is the culprit. Bernie Ecclestone rather glibly...
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