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The Safety Car Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB19, Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes F1 W14, the rest of the field out of the pits for a restart
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How the FIA getting certain F1 rule tweaks right highlights other needed changes

OPINION: Although intense scrutiny of its choices goes back much further, the FIA’s various decisions on Formula 1 rules in 2023 are seemingly never out of the spotlight. This is both good for the governing body and also highlights flaws it still needs to fix

Well, that was inevitable. Just three races into the 2023 Formula 1 season, following three crushing Red Bull victories, the first blows are starting to land against its penalty for breaking the 2021 cost cap.

“It was not a penalty,” Fred Vassuer said after the Melbourne race, with the Ferrari team principal, adding: “I am not trying to find excuse at all – [Red Bull did a good job with its car design so] it's not this – but if you ask me if the penalty is too light, I say yes.”

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