Why Formula 1 does matter

Why Formula 1 does matter

With significant world events invading grand prix racing's usually impenetrable cocoon over the past week, EDD STRAW argues that the sport is not meaningless

When news of the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 started to permeate the German Grand Prix paddock last Thursday, the consensus was it put into perspective the irrelevance of Formula 1.

Compared to the loss of lives and the grieving families, how could Lewis Hamilton's brake failure, Nico Rosberg's victory or the Hockenheim grandstands being emptier than they once were possibly be of the slightest consequence?

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