F1 is sexy again, but will it be better?

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The crisis is over. At least that is how it seems on the eve of arguably the most important Formula 1 season for a long time.

After three years in which the sport agonised over declining television audiences, a lack of competition on the track, uninspiring cars and an apparently large number of disgruntled fans, F1 seems to be back on track.

The cars that will race for the first time in Melbourne on Sunday are an attempt to put visceral thrills back in a sport many felt had lost its way.

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