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The Changing Worlds of Formula One - a BBC World Service documentary

02 March 2011

In a new two part documentary, spanning Italy to India, David Goldblatt examines the ever changing face of Formula One. At the Monza Circuit in Northern Italy Goldblatt discovers the triumphs, tragedies and the nostalgic old style glamour of a past motor racing era in a town that has been hosting the Italian Grand Prix since long before the arrival of Formula One. But now a global super brand, Formula One has changed.

Goldblatt also visits the embryonic circuit on the outskirts of Delhi, which in October 2011 will become Formula One’s latest high tech venue. In the ever evolving world of motor sport he questions whether Europe will be able to financially support the sport in the future and whether it matters that a country such as India, with a negligible history of motor sports, has been chosen to host Formula One?

The Changing Worlds of Formula One will first air Friday 4 March (12.05 -12.30 GMT, 15.05 -15.30 GMT, 20.05 - 20.30 GMT)

You can listen online from Friday March 4 here 

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