I have stopped reading the sports pages of newspapers. When I want to find out the latest developments in Formula One, I read the business section. It is in the business section of “The Sunday Times” that you find the interviews with Bernie and Luca because this is the way of the world.
Today, you cannot go motor racing at a serious level without a sponsor. There used to be a time when Formula One teams routinely gave tests to hot young drivers. Some still do, but if you want to test for a team like Minardi you first pay $100,000. This is akin to paying for a job interview.
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