Why the Jerez test should have been private

Why the Jerez test should have been private

With such dramatic chassis and engine changes for 2014, F1 should have run the Jerez test in secrecy to avoid bad press, reckons DIETER RENCKEN

CVC Capital Partners, the venture fund that controls Formula 1's commercial rights, manages a diverse portfolio of global entities, including blue-chip companies operating in postal/communications, transport, hospitality, chemical and utilities sectors.

One of the companies it acquired and restructured before listing in Asia - much as CVC (twice) intended for F1, using a virtually identical model - is Samsonite, the luggage manufacturer.

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