Why Verstappen should not have been penalised

Why Verstappen should not have been penalised

Max Verstappen's clash with Daniel Ricciardo was a symptom of regulations and a circuit that make overtaking impossible. The stewards need to back off

After the first few laps of the Hungarian Grand Prix, it was evident that Formula 1 cars overtaking each other was going to become a long-distant memory.

At a track like the Hungaroring, with short straights and long corners, it was never easy. But with this year's regulations it proved impossible and that's what, in reality, led to Max Verstappen getting a 10-second time penalty for punting Red Bull team-mate Daniel Ricciardo off the track.

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