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The 'track cleaning' lessons that point to a better F1 future

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The 'track cleaning' lessons that point to a better F1 future
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May 7, 2020, 9:44 AM

As the debate still rages about how to reduce costs and keep Formula 1 an attractive prospect for teams amid the current crisis, a rule from 2003 that ultimately aided Renault to its first win is proof these measures do work.

As Fernando Alonso celebrated his maiden Formula 1 victory at the 2003 Hungarian Grand Prix, then Renault boss Flavio Briatore waved from the steps of the team's motorhome and beckoned me over.

"I wanna say something," he said, a cheeky grin spreading across his face. "This win, I want to dedicate it to all the housewives of the world."

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Author Jonathan Noble