The Weekly Grapevine

The Weekly Grapevine

Your weekly dose of rumours, speculations and analysis

War is not an independent phenomenon, but the continuation of politics by different means - Major-General Carl von Clausewitz (1780 – 1831)

When the great Prussian military theorist authored his treatise On War, eventually published after his death on the Polish front, the invention of the car was over 50 years away and the concept of Formula 1 motor racing well over double that. Yet, a great many of his philosophies apply perfectly to the situation grand prix racing currently finds itself in, with no immediate easing of the current FIA/FOTA tension in sight.

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