The steps the FIA must take to restore its authority inside and outside F1
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The steps the FIA must take to restore its authority inside and outside F1

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OPINION: After Spa and Abu Dhabi in 2021, Formula 1 has another saga to address after the 2022 Japanese Grand Prix. And it’s one that centres on the decisions of motorsport’s governing body, which is having what good it does do damaged in the court of public opinion. Here are some steps that would address this and hopefully satisfy all parties

It’s been obvious for a while that Formula 1 is riding a popularity wave. How high it reaches and how much distance it covers can’t be known. But with legions of new fans watching and attending races, plus new entry interest from many major manufacturers, it’s in an envious position in world sport.  

Liberty Media, as the commercial rights holder, has established its position as having made F1 bigger and better than ever before since taking over in 2017. At the same time, it is frustrated by the rules scandals that have cropped up of late. These are starting to mount and make no mistake: they tarnish F1’s image. 

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