the top of the agenda to join Austin. The new managing director of racing, ex-engineer Ross Brawn. has also promi
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ico Rosberg (Image: Getty) There shou
ld be good news for the teams, too. Soaring costs of competing, reaching 350million, are under scrutiny – and struggling smaller teams like Banbury-b
ased Manor, who are the latest to go into administration, are given a better chance of survival. A more equitable distribution of the sport’s 900million prize fund will also be reviewed.
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hey could become a regular feature. Read MoreRelated ArticlesLiving large - the racy past of Bernie Ecclestone and how he made big money from Formula 1 There is no doubting Ecclestone’s contribution to his sport, turning it from a rich enthusiasts’ play day in the 1950s to a multi-billion pound, British-made travelling mega-circus today. But he had become the fan who forgot the fans as he chased the high rollers, and surely even he would recognise the shiver of expectation now coursing thr
ough the sport. Hopefully the days of using clever camera angles to disguise empty grandstands and F1’s plummeting popularity will soon be over.