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A New Formula For Formula One

The same teams win F1 races almost every weekend. John Malone aims to change that
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton in the pit during preseason testing in Montmeló, Spain

When the marshal waved the checkered flag at the Azerbaijan Formula One race on April 28, the result came as little surprise: The first car across the line was a Mercedes. The second was, too. In Shanghai two weeks earlier, the outcome was the same. Ditto the other two races this year. That puts Mercedes in pole position to win the 2019 team championship. Just as it did last year. And the four years before that. In fact, only two teams have won the title in the past nine years, and about the only mystery in the competition is which Mercedes driver will come in first, and whether

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