In Good Conscience

The increasingly diminishing role of sport in Formula One

With Formula One seeming to go round and round as a one-horse race, even Lewis Hamilton, the guy in perpetual pole position, is openly questioning his "legacy".

The five-time British world champion is right to be concerned. Maybe his life is less on the line than previous generations but, if Hamilton looks towards the back of the grid, Robert Kubica is living proof that motor racing still carries enough risk to the body of a driver trapped in the mangled wreckage after a 300kmh crash.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 29, 2019, with the headline 'The increasingly diminishing role of sport in Formula One'. Print Edition | Subscribe