Analysing News Corp's interest in F1

Analysing News Corp's interest in F1

Much of the Turkish GP weekend was dominated by talk about possible purchase of Formula 1 by News Corp/Exor. Dieter Rencken analyses what it all means

Despite the drizzle hanging about the Istanbul track on Friday, there was an awful lot of hot air blowing about the place. With Red Bull Racing having perfected their exhaust-blown diffuser and Renault getting the maximum out of their ingenuous front-exiting system, the likes of Ferrari, Sauber, Williams and Virgin were working at measuring hot air flow across and under the rear ends of their cars.

Still, most of the hot air was evident in the paddock, with virtually every pass-holder having an opinion on the possible takeover of the lease over Formula 1's commercial rights by the News Corp/Exor syndicate.

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