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Formula 1 Monaco GP
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The tools F1 has to fix its racing problems without taking out the sledgehammer

OPINION: Recent races have highlighted some of Formula 1’s key problems – none more so than the Monaco Grand Prix and the tyre preservation demonstration. But rather than ripping up the rules and starting again, F1 bosses have the tools available that can resolve the issues without resorting to extreme measures

Formula 1 can sometimes be guilty of using a sledgehammer to crack a nut when it comes to dealing with problems.

A season or two of single-team dominance often triggers a push to change the rules – unleashing several years of effort to come up with a new formula aimed at helping level the playing field.

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