How F1 growth squeezes small teams

How F1 growth squeezes small teams

As Formula 1 prepares to embark on a mammoth 21-race season, DIETER RENCKEN explains how the calendar/revenue maths is another painful blow for independent teams

Formula 1 stands on the cusp of the busiest season in its history, with 21 races ahead - one up on the record-setting 2012 schedule; two up on last year.

That represents 20 per cent growth in a decade, and a 30 per cent increase on the 16 rounds that were the norm before Formula One Management bought F1's commercial rights at the turn of the century.

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