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Anatomy of a Formula 1 Event

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More Than a Two-Hour Race on Sunday, a Grand Prix is a Weeklong Happening
Journalists interviewing a driver outside of the McLaren motor home in the F1 paddock.

Journalists interviewing a driver outside of the McLaren motor home in the F1 paddock.

Photo (c) Vodafone McLaren Mercedes

A Formula 1 Grand Prix weekend is a lot more than just a 1 1/2 to 2-hour race on Sunday afternoon. In fact, it's a lot more than just a weekend.

Although race day Sunday is the high point of the cycle, it is also the day when the least amount of business is carried out for most people at the track.

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