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F1 tryers

In another embarrassing attempt for Formula 1 motor sport to gain ecological credentials, this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix will feature cars with green striped tyres. Personally, I love the sport and am happy to spend a couple of hours of excitement and escapism, tending to forget the prospect of being globally warmed. All the silly painted tyres will do is remind viewers of the car’s huge fuel consumption – as well as mass air travel to the races, and possibly even how the automotive industry are using Grands Prix to promote road car use in the new markets of the Middle and Far East. Indeed, if F1 continue to draw attention to the political issues inherent in international motorsport, perhaps the promotional material for the last few races of the season could look something like this…