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Sergio Perez, Red Bull Racing RB19, Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB19, in the pit lane
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The next format experiment Formula 1 should try

OPINION: Amid Red Bull's ongoing dominance in Formula 1, championship bosses could be forgiven for seeking out ways of spicing up the 'show'. With one-stop races rarely providing the same excitement as two-stoppers, is now the time to trial a mandatory number of pitstops?

As Formula 1 chiefs bed down to debate whether it is Pirelli or Bridgestone that wins grand prix racing’s new tyre contract from 2025, debate has inevitably intensified about the impact of this call on the spectacle.

Both F1 and Pirelli itself are well aware that grand prix racing has undergone a period where the Sunday show has fluctuated a great deal depending on the characteristics of the rubber. At all points, Pirelli has followed the demands of the series bosses – as the requirements have bounced between high degradation tyres and low degradation tyres, going softer with compounds and then harder again – and all the time battling the frustrations of the current testing rules plus the challenges of ever-faster and heavier machinery.

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