The dark side of F1 that cannot be ignored
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The dark side of F1 that cannot be ignored

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Working in F1 is seen as a dream job. But the harsh realities of working in such a high-pressure environment, spending so much time away from loved ones, can exact a mental toll that is hard for many to open up about. That is now thankfully changing, but more still needs to be done

FIA president Jean Todt's recent alternative views about the stresses and strains put on Formula 1 personnel by a rapidly expanding calendar raised eyebrows from those working in the paddock

For while he is right that many in F1 enjoy a life that is the envy of millions of people who do not have access to food, water or medical facilities, equally it ignored some of the serious issues that those working hard at races go through.

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