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Flashback: The Day Formula 1 Went on Strike

Did you know that the Formula 1 drivers were on strike today, 39 years ago? Back in 1982 the Formula 1 governing body was called FISA. In its infinite wisdom under the supreme leadrship of one Jean-Marie Ballestre, FISA decided to take more control over the grand prix drivers. So it snuck a couple of new regulations into their super licence paperwork. Among those was a clause that made it illegal for for drivers to criticise the governing body, while another prevented them from negotiating future contracts on their own during the race season. Such a rule would put the ball in the teams’ court, leaving the drivers concerned that they’d be traded like livestock between the teams. Most...
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