The benefits resulting from F1’s growing Middle Eastern influence
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The benefits resulting from F1’s growing Middle Eastern influence

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Formula 1’s expansion into new territories hasn’t been greeted with uniform positivity but, says BEN EDWARDS, the Middle East and Africa represent important new territory for motorsport - and the benefits are already starting to emerge

A remarkable season of Formula 1 is about to reach its climax in the Middle East, as a trio of races on three very different circuits adds another level of unpredictability.

Firstly, there is this weekend's race at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar, which features a technical layout on low-grip asphalt, and a risk of chaos with standing water if wet weather descends.

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