What F1 needs from its new owner

What F1 needs from its new owner

The Singapore Grand Prix was the first attended by new Formula 1 chairman Chase Carey, for whom identifying grand prix racing's limitations is key before any meaningful change can be enacted

Any long-running soap opera reaches a stage where its storylines are all played out, viewing figures begin to sag, and sooner or later a new producer is hauled in to sort it out. At that point the regular cast begins to get twitchy, knowing that a catastrophic fire, a random murder or a hitherto unplanned "move to the city" may be coming their character's way.

This is the atmosphere in the Formula 1 paddock right now as the stakeholders, competitors and sundry hangers-on wonder what lies in the future - for their enterprises and their livelihoods as well as F1 itself - once the sale to Liberty Media goes through.

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