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The sport is suffering a crisis. Funds are lacking for some - two of the smaller teams have gone into administration in the past month - and crowds, whether at the Grands Prix or in front of their televisions, have been turning off. FT writers assess the health of a sport dominated by one man, the apparently ever resilient Bernie Ecclestone

A spectacle in search of identity

Lack of confidence characterises the one-man show

Ferrari's new team principal Marco Mattiacchi looks at a monitor in the pits during the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on April 18, 2014
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Ferrari looks to Mattiacci for revival

The team principal, who has made a positive start, will need to navigate internal politics

Inequalities and fall in TV audiences take their toll

With the Marussia and Caterham teams in administration, bickering over revenues masks problem of how to create more relevance and profit

Ecclestone stays strapped in driving seat through trials and tribulations

F1 chief sees old swagger and demeanour restored

Wolff harnesses emotions for results

An intense business encourages a different style of leadership

Red Bull rising star keeps feet on ground

Australia’s Daniel Ricciardo says on-track success is more important than the money

Emerging markets form line to host profile-raising Grands Prix

While a successful event may benefit countries, skill and resources are required

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Female graduates stake their claim

More women take on top technical roles

F1 joins the online conversation

Sport needs to adapt to social media in order to engage the under-25s

Racing series roadtests future technology

Sustainable agenda means motorsport technical solutions will begin to converge

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