How F1 teams kill racing

How F1 teams kill racing

Fans demand unpredictability in Formula 1, but the teams are doing their utmost to eliminate it - and data is the root of the problem, says MARK GALLAGHER

Before Max Verstappen won in Austria, Mercedes had won the first eight races of the 2019 season.

Verstappen had pushed Hamilton hard in Monaco, and Ferrari lost almost certain wins in Bahrain and Canada, but Mercedes still won. We have to face facts - this is a sport predicated on predictable outcomes.

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