Why demonising new F1 tracks is wrong

Why demonising new F1 tracks is wrong

Formula 1's traditional grand prix venues are under pressure as more potential new hosts emerge. ANTHONY ROWLINSON argues that the newcomers have added to F1, not just taken away

Back in 2002 I was invited for AUTOSPORT's sister publication F1 Racing magazine to attend the launch ceremony for the Bahrain Grand Prix.

It wasn't a grand affair: fewer than 50 people were gathered on a scrub of desert at the bottom of the island, to watch then-FIA president Max Mosley pick up a shovel and push it gently into the perma-baked surface.

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