No excuse for F1 sleepwalking into the future

No excuse for F1 sleepwalking into the future

In the final part of our What is F1? series, we ask what F1 should be trying to become in the modern world, and assess if it's taking the right steps to achieve those aims

As the pinnacle of single-seater competition, Formula 1 naturally wants to be at the forefront of everything this represents - drivers, racing, technology, speed, business and entertainment. But it seems that F1 clearly cannot be the pinnacle of all things at once.

So F1 needs to decide what it wants to be. Is it about the greatest drivers and making them into heroic figures for the public, or are they merely servants of the teams?

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