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Formula 1 Austrian GP
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The simple solution to F1's Austria track limits hullabaloo

OPINION: Track limits and adherence to them once again were a major talking point as Formula 1 returned to the Red Bull Ring. Caught between a rock and a hard place, with the result of strictly applying the rules a lengthy list of penalties, should F1 consider doing something different?

Grrr. The rumble strip growls as a Formula 1 car rattles over the top of it at breakneck speed, not once buckling under the machinery's inflated weight. It growls again, as another car forges its own path atop the red-and-white kerb. For the next car that tries its luck, the eruption of noise in response resembles more of a snarl. The car is wayward, snapping onto the entry of the corner and missing its marks by a hair's breadth.

Beep. A note flashes up on a computer in the FIA's race control room. Over 1200 similar notes will be generated over the course of the Austrian Grand Prix, as the limit at Turns 9 and 10 - the white line - is frequently transgressed over the course of 71 laps.

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