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Formula 1, U.S. Racing Get Boost From Crossovers, Alonso Says

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 25 / 17

Fernando Alonso said that his racing in Sunday's Indy 500 "spurred great interest in Spain" and that other Formula 1 drivers "crossing over would benefit" U.S. racing and F1, according to Larry Fine of REUTERS. Alonso said, "I think Formula 1 needs North America and maybe North America needs more of...

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