The generational divide that Formula 1 needs to decide on
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The generational divide that Formula 1 needs to decide on

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OPINION: After a thrilling 2021 Formula 1 season that went down to the wire between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton, questions still remain about what is and isn't acceptable behaviour when battling another driver on track. A decision regarding those rules needs to be made, one way or the other.

When a Formula 1 world championship is as closely fought as it was between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen this year, it is inevitable that the fans in both camps will not see eye-to-eye on a number of matters.

But the scale of the divide between the two opposing sides this year was perhaps exacerbated by the very different approaches that the pair appeared to have about the rules of racing. Here were two drivers from different generations, who were going into battle without total consensus about what is and isn’t allowed.

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