News which arose this weekend that McLaren had been given a seat on the board of the sport’s holding company alongside Ferrari and Red Bull, came amidst pre-float preparations as Formula One gets ready for a listing on the Singapore stock exchange this summer.
The long term value of Formula One is at risk from several key factors. A successor to Bernie Ecclestone, F1’s 81-year old CEO, is as yet unclear, and the long-term viability of F1 as a business needs protecting, both from the breakaway of internal factions and the threat of an external takeover.
And so from the Paddock in Barcelona, where the glitz and glamour of the F1 season is already in full swing. We got together with the team from Edge Global Events who have been reporting on the eventful test sessions this week in Barcelona.
Lewis Hamilton – does he deserve the flak or are we being hypocrites.