Are F1 hiding something over Verstappen-Ricciardo crash?
The crash between Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo was the biggest talking point after the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Both Red Bull drivers were reprimanded over the incident, but F1's own website suggested Verstappen ought to have been blamed - until the entry was deleted that is...
Rule changes around defending positions were altered after Verstappen's swerving in braking zones infuriated a number of rivals, particularly Sebastian Vettel.
The FIA claimed that the 'Verstappen rule' had been abolished ahead of the 2017 season, although text remaining on F1's website suggested differently.
F1's website read: "More than one change of direction to defend a position is not permitted.
"If a driver has moved off the racing line while defending their position, they may move back but must ensure there is at least one car's width between their own car and the edge of the track."
This text was swiftly deleted shortly after Ricciardo and Verstappen's coming-together in Baku, however.
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