The benefits resulting from F1's growing Middle Eastern influence
Formula 1’s expansion into new territories hasn’t been greeted with uniform positivity but, says BEN EDWARDS, the Middle East and Africa represent important new territory for motorsport - and the benefits are already starting to emerge
A remarkable season of Formula 1 is about to reach its climax in the Middle East, as a trio of races on three very different circuits adds another level of unpredictability.
Firstly, there is this weekend's race at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar, which features a technical layout on low-grip asphalt, and a risk of chaos with standing water if wet weather descends.
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