The problems Formula 1 can't ignore

The problems Formula 1 can't ignore

With no Concorde Agreement yet in place, no tyre contract for next year, and many other pending issues, Dieter Rencken summarises the challenges Formula 1 is facing in the near future

When team principals request updates on the latest in paddock politics from journalists, then surely passionate fans of arguably the world's most strife-ridden global pastime must be equally bewildered.

With 2013 already 25 per cent done, no Concorde Agreement is in place, just eight months remain before eco-friendly 'green' power units replace the sonorous 18,000rpm 2400cc V8s that have served the sport in some form since the last millennium, Pirelli's sole-tyre-supplier contract expires at the same time, and Formula 1's Resource Restriction Agreement no longer enjoys priority at official level.

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