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Formula 1 Execs To Discuss Security Following Robberies In Brazil

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 11 / 16 / 17

Formula 1 execs will discuss ways to "improve security at grands prix following a series of problems outside Brazil's circuit" over the weekend, according to Andrew Benson of the BBC. Mercedes personnel were robbed at gunpoint on Friday night "and a number of other vehicles had near misses" in ...

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