Mercedes Ups Its Stake in Formula One

Who needs Formula One racing anymore? It burns up billions of dollars, pollutes the atmosphere, and can tarnish a company's image in these environmentally-conscious times. Teams are spying on each other, the world champion has been caught lying to the governing body, a Grand Prix race was fixed by means of a faked accident, and the career of the sport's highest official has been ruined by a sex scandal.

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