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Repucom Report Reveals Formula E Has 4% Of F1's TV Audience

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 26 / 16

Data from research firm Repucom revealed that Formula E, the auto racing series which features electric cars, "had just 4% of the cumulative global television audience of Formula One in its inaugural season," according to Christian Sylt for FORBES. The second season of Formula E "wrapped up earlier ...

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