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Why F1 has always been a "copying championship"

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Comments made by McLaren team boss Andreas Seidl once again conveyed the extent of the Formula 1 paddock's frustration with the Racing Point 'pink Mercedes'. But they showed an ignorance of the fact that copying has always been prevalent in F1

There are two things that Formula 1 fans have learned about McLaren principal Andreas Seidl over the past few months.

Firstly, the ex-Porsche World Endurance Championship boss runs a very tight ship - taking the helm of an upwardly mobile McLaren and keeping it at the front of a hotly-contested midfield pack. But secondly, one that's become apparent in recent weeks, is that he loves having a dig at the other teams.

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