10 of the Most Influential Splits in Sports

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10 of the Most Influential Splits in Sports
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With Ferrari embroiled in courtroom proceedings concerning the legality of the FIA’s proposition to install a budget cap and extend technical flexibility to those who adhere to it; F1 is on the brink of an acrimonious divorce from its most famous marque.

The impact of Ferrari’s (and other teams) potential departure cannot yet be quantified, but to say that it would change the sport forever is probably an understatement.

Sport has always been intrinsically linked to politics, and throughout its history there have been countless splits, mergers and divisions.

Some have been destructive, some have been productive; but all have shaped the sporting landscape that we see before us.

Here, in no particular order, for better or for worse, are 10 of the most influential splits in sport.

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