Should FIFA's fate worry F1?

Should FIFA's fate worry F1?

The FIA's structure makes it immune to a FIFA-style bribery scandal, but other aspects of Formula 1 could come under heavy EU scrutiny, suggests DIETER RENCKEN

Given that Formula 1 is punted as the world's largest continuous sporting block, and third only to the Olympic Games and football's World Cup when measured over four-year cycles, it was perhaps understandable that the scandal engulfing FIFA could be on the radar of motorsport's premier category and its governing body, the FIA.

Whether or not either metric is correct is another question, for figures published last week by England's Premier League show that the domestic football championship (albeit one with global reach) enjoys double the annual turnover of F1, with its 20 competitor clubs benefiting not only vastly more equitably but from substantially greater shares of a substantially larger pot.

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