Behind the scenes of how F1 tech is policed
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Behind the scenes of how F1 tech is policed

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Making sure every Formula 1 car is legal remains a challenging task - MATT YOUSON goes behind the scenes with the FIA's paddock police force

Jo Bauer arrives at the FIA's Yas Marina hospitality building and, without preamble, sits down and says: "I don't have much time." From anyone else that might seem a little brusque but Bauer, the FIA's technical delegate, is always in a hurry.

For want of a better description, Bauer is Formula 1's policeman - and in the F1 pitlane everyone is guilty of something. Probably.

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