The weighty issue F1 needs to find a balance with
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The weighty issue F1 needs to find a balance with

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OPINION: After consecutive street races with contrasting highlights, one theme stood out which has become a prevalent issue with modern Formula 1 cars. But is there a way to solve it or, at least, reach a happy middle ground to help all parties?

Formula 1’s rare run of consecutive street races in Monaco and Baku could have not have provided more of a contrast in drama terms. From an incident-free and relatively calm Monaco Grand Prix, the streets of Baku produced some tyre-shredding, carbon fibre-crunching thrills, spills and an unforgettable weekend of drama.

Sure, there were some common themes that ran across both weekends – like Mercedes’ inability to switch its tyres on, and Ferrari absolutely flying on single laps on the soft – but it was the differences across the venues that were perhaps more interesting. And there were none bigger than the number of crashes we saw.

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