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WHEN SPORTS AND POLITICS MIXED! The Story of the 1985 South African Grand Prix

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In the 1980s, South Africa's Apartheid policy resulted in violent uprisings and laws designed to stop them resulting in clashes between the black and white population. But outside of South Africa, the United Nations and other governments were trying to force South Africa to stop with this policy, and banning South Africa from sporting events was all part of the plan to help push along the reforms.

But Formula One continued to visit. In 1981 the FISA-FOCA war resulted in a non-race because of internal politics, but in 1985 three teams no-showed because of South Africa's national politics. So what caused it? Let's find out.

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