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The inescapable conclusion from F1's slowing Red Bull debate in 2023

OPINION: A vocal – and perhaps newly arrived – section of the Formula 1 fanbase believes that Red Bull and Max Verstappen's domination of the 2023 season is intolerable, and should be pegged back. But introducing Balance of Performance-style measures to slow them risks damaging the entire philosophy of grand prix racing, as our special investigation demonstrates

Motorsport: is it pure sport, or merely entertainment? As ever in life, the reality is somewhere in the middle. 

After the epic title fight between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen in 2021 was followed by a Ferrari resurgence in early 2022, before Red Bull and its star took full control of Formula 1’s pecking order, the championship’s entertainment factor has waned of late.

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