F1 braced for another year of politics

F1 braced for another year of politics

The 2014 Formula 1 season was full of politicking and off-track distractions. Could 2015 be better? DIETER RENCKEN previews the political year ahead

After the most fractious season in recent Formula 1 history things can only get better - but, as the countdown to 2015's opening race commences, the overriding question is whether the words of the Labour Party's 1997 electioneering - "things can only get better" - will resonate through F1's insular paddocks.

The good news is that F1 could so easily come to its senses; the bad that such a scenario is highly unlikely given the proliferation of alpha males in the paddock, all intent on not only grabbing the whole pie, but gobbling it. Battles will be fought on three fronts: political power, fiscal power, and last, but certainly not least, horsepower.

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