How Austria's influence on F1 became enormous

How Austria's influence on F1 became enormous

For a relatively small country, Austria has a disproportionate presence in the Formula 1 paddock and influence on motorsport. Here are some of the reasons that the 'Austrian F1 network' became so strong

Does any other country punch above its weight in Formula 1 terms to a greater extent than Austria?

Consider the impact that former drivers such as Helmut Marko, the late Niki Lauda, Gerhard Berger and Alex Wurz have had long after they quit racing and took up other roles.

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