The hidden agenda behind the return of F1 sparks

The hidden agenda behind the return of F1 sparks

It should come as no surprise that hidden agendas may lurk behind teams' support for the return of sparking skidblocks, as JONATHAN NOBLE explains

Houdini used it to make elephants disappear in front of packed theatre houses. It's what professional pickpockets employ to fleece the unsuspecting of their wallets on crowded city streets. And now some Formula 1 teams could even be using it to wipe out potential advantages they think their rivals may have.

Misdirection is a powerful tool. If you can manipulate support for something, while at the same time knowing it will achieve a second benefit only you know about, then the world is yours.

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