Why F1’s treatment of Verstappen was a joke

Why F1’s treatment of Verstappen was a joke

For most of the United States Grand Prix, Formula 1 put on one of its better shows. Then it aimed the gun at its foot and pulled the trigger

Sunday was a day of motorsport for me, which included watching the MotoGP race from Phillip Island as well as the United States Grand Prix. What a contrast there was between the maximum-commitment racing overtakes there and the mirror-signal-manoeuvre DRS passes that we see so often in Formula 1.

From the first lap to the last I couldn't take my eyes off it, and the riders were happy to be interviewed before and after the races - and had smiles on their faces.

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