Gimmicks aren't the answer for Formula 1

Gimmicks aren't the answer for Formula 1

The scrutiny around Formula 1's health has resulted in all manner of ideas seeing the light of day. DIETER RENCKEN analyses some of the more recent suggestions, against the backdrop of the sport's bigger issues

Given the massive financial and constitutional divides between the privileged Constructors' Championship Bonus teams - who sit on Formula 1's rule-framing Strategy Group, and share bonuses annually running to tens of millions in any currency - and the rest, who enjoy no such rights regardless of performance, it is perhaps fitting to consider the wisdom of award-winning anti-apartheid writer and activist Alan Paton.

"You ask yourself," he wrote during South Africa's most troubled days, "not if this or that is expedient, but whether it is right [or wrong]".

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