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HJ Mai is the assistant managing editor for SportsBusiness Daily Global.

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McLaren Reviews Possibility Of Buying Stake In Formula 1, Team Exec Says

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 01 / 12 / 17

McLaren is taking a close look at the possibility of purchasing a stake in Formula 1, team Exec Dir Zak Brown said. The British team is currently reviewing an offer by F1 owner Liberty Media and is weighing up its pros and cons before making a decision. “We think it’s great that Libert...

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