Hamilton, Verstappen trade barbs over F1 rules

Red Bull’s remarkable display of dominance in the 2023 Formula 1 season has carried over from their successful 2022 campaign, with the team securing eight consecutive victories in the opening rounds. As a result, another title double for Red Bull appears increasingly likely, with Max Verstappen leading the championship by 69 points over his teammate Sergio Perez.

Ahead of the Austrian Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton, a former rival of Verstappen’s, expressed his views on how to bring an end to eras of dominance that have characterized much of Formula 1’s history. Hamilton proposed a rule change that would prevent teams from switching their focus to the following year’s car too early, as it perpetuates their advantage and allows the domination to continue.