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When Liberty Media took over as commercial rights holder in early 2017, its management promised that there would be more series sponsors than in the past, contrasting F1's situation with the large number of companies affiliated to major US sports.Howeve,r thus far it has not added to the core group of "global partners" put together under Bernie Ecclestone, which is comprised of Heineken, DHL ...Keep reading
  

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