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The major steps needed to break Formula 1's glass ceiling

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Three teams have dominated Formula 1 for over half a decade and the midfielders can't even get close. Edd Straw asks how that gap could be erased in the future

Formula 1's glass ceiling is a uniquely modern problem.

That the three big teams have the largest budgets, the fastest cars and a monopoly on success is well-known, and grand prix racing has always been about the few haves grinding the many have-nots into oblivion.

But in the past few years the impregnability of the big three has been shored up by a force field surrounding them. This protective barrier militates against what might be called 'social mobility' in F1.

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