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Video: Why FIA/F1 row has suddenly escalated

by Jack Cozens
1 min read

Tensions between the FIA and Formula 1 itself have been getting ever more serious over the past year, and now things have escalated to another (and slightly stranger) level.

FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem’s scathing Twitter comments about unconfirmed reports of a $20billion Saudi Arabian buyout deal for F1 prompted fury among championship insiders, and F1 and Liberty Media’s legal teams to send a stern letter.

Our video explains why the situation has got so much more serious and why F1 was so determined to rebuke Ben Sulayem in this instance.

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