It is a given that motor sport flourishes in countries that are both affluent and mindful of technology. In the pioneering days that meant America and Western Europe. We have the Turkish GP because the government is gagging to join the EU and Turkey is going through an industrial revolution, last year it made more cars than Italy. These were not Turkish cars, they were out-sourced.
When the benefits of industrialization permeate Turkish society, there may be an interest in motor racing. People must first be able to own a car before they can prove that their motor is better than the next man’s. Until that happens, the Turkish GP is merely a political gesture.
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