The November issue of BusinessF1 focuses on the problem of coal-fired power stations in China. China’s environmental policies are wholly incompatible with those of Formula One. China is commissioning two new coal-fired power stations every single week of the year. The article mainly looks at the health problems, but using coal to generate electricity is harmful to everyone. It argues that if Formula One has a conscience, then it cannot possibly go racing in China in 2024.
November is a special movie issue with Michael Mann’s Ferrari film in cinemas on Christmas Day and Brad Pitt’s Apx film due to be shown on television next year. We look in detail at the 14 movies that have preceded the Mann and Pitt films to look at what makes a hit and a miss. The report finds there are many more misses than hits. As well as, arguably, the best more racing movie of all time, Steve McQueen’s ‘Le Mans’.
We also examine the saga of the 11th and 12th teams scheduled to join the Formula One grid in 2025 and 2026. And we look at the problems for Formula One caused by the tortuous heat of Qatar. We also take a retrospective look at the career of Sergio Marchionne and his profound impact on Ferrari and the motor industry.