Why track limits became the talk of the 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix | F1
Added on Apr 6, 2021
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The abuse of track limits has become an ongoing topic in Formula 1 in recent years, and on Sunday the subject took a little shine off what had otherwise been a fantastic race for the sport. Those limits were at the heart of the battle between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen. The race winner downplayed any advantage he may have gained by consistently running wide at Turn 4 – suggesting that he actually helped his tyres when he stopped doing it – but his rival remained convinced that Hamilton hadn’t followed what was agreed and understood before the race. The fact that the Dutchman’s pass for the lead was negated by going wide at the same corner was an unfortunate co-incidence. It’s worth looking back at previous events at Sakhir and the official approach to track limits. Before the start of last November’s event, and after a lot of track limit debates in previous races, Michael Masi issued notes which covered the Turn 4 exit in great detail.