Don't blame democracy for F1's problems

Don't blame democracy for F1's problems

Before it can start to solve its various problems, Formula 1 needs to remember to follow its own regulatory procedures, says DIETER RENCKEN

Within a couple of months Britain faces its greatest constitutional challenge of recent times: the vote over whether to remain in the European Union.

It is not within Autosport's remit to comment on the referendum - save, perhaps, to record the frets of Formula 1 team bosses, who fear the logistical effects of a potential ban on freedom of movement for F1 personnel in Europe - but, whatever the outcome of the 'Brexit' vote, a long-term lesson lurks for F1.

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