London — The new Formula One season is under way but the action on the track is being overshadowed by concerns over the implications of Brexit, with so many teams calling Britain home. Seven of the 10 F1 teams are based in Britain and there are nine European races this season, making the nation’s impending departure from the EU an unwanted headache even for such a globalised sport. Several teams have warned that Britain’s departure from the EU, especially if it comes without a withdrawal agreement, will create logistical nightmares for an industry that relies on international staff and specialised goods moving around. But opinions on the likely impact of Brexit differ sharply. Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has warned a no-deal divorce could cause the “mother of all messes”, while F1 motorsport boss Ross Brawn is more sanguine. Mercedes, based in Northamptonshire, in central England, have won the past five drivers’ and constructors’ championships, with British driver Lewis Hamil...

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