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When F1 nearly started a Super League or two of its own

The aborted plan to create a breakaway Super League with a dozen of the biggest clubs in European football was perhaps the most egregious example of an ambitious sporting venture bombing, but there were other notable attempts to change the path of a major sport, Formula 1 included. The Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) Formula 1's governing body, headed by Max Mosley at the time, threatened legal action when unhappy teams made clear their intention to set up a breakaway championship in 2010 Tensions reached a boiling point at the 2009 British Grand Prix when nine teams — led by heavy-hitters Ferrari and McLaren — announced they planned their own championship. They...
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