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Seven ways F1 teams got around tobacco bans

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Apr 8, 2020, 9:06 PM

We recall how grand prix squads tackled regulatory hurdles to keep their tobacco sponsors happy.

In 2019, the Ferrari and McLaren Formula 1 teams both changed branding on their cars for the Australian Grand Prix after complaints about their links to tobacco companies.

The saga was reminiscent of the bygone era in which F1 teams carried full-on tobacco sponsorship, with as many as five outfits running such branding as late as 2001.

In this video, we take a look back at seven popular methods that were used by teams during this period.

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