The late-race safety car issues F1 still needs to fix to move on from Abu Dhabi
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The late-race safety car issues F1 still needs to fix to move on from Abu Dhabi

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OPINION: Formula 1’s safety car rules were thankfully followed in full at the 2022 Italian Grand Prix, but the situation reignited the controversy of the ending to the 2021 campaign in Abu Dhabi and left neutral fans without a teased grandstand finish. This then, is the perfect time to discuss alternatives to a much-maligned situation

Who would've thought that just nine months after the most controversial ending to a Formula 1 championship since Jerez 1997 some people are still mightily pissed off?

Lewis Hamilton said he was "not angry" about the safety car conclusion to the 2022 Italian Grand Prix, but then went on to reveal that the wound opened by the 2021 Abu Dhabi race ending farce ultimately still festers.

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