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Red Bull hoping new F1 working group will resolve track limits debate

Red Bull hoping new F1 working group will resolve track limits debate

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Red Bull hoping new F1 working group will resolve track limits debate

Red Bull hoping new F1 working group will resolve track limits debate

Red Bull boss Christian Horner has welcomed the "healthy discussion" surrounding track limits after the 10 team principals recently met in Spain.

Although not an issue at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya with grass and gravel lining the majority of the track, the abuse of limits had previously been a talking point at each of the opening three races of the F1 season.

In Bahrain and Portugal, in particular, the run-off areas allowed drivers to consistently go beyond the limits set by the FIA at various corners, while at Imola there were just a small number of turns that provided such an opportunity.

In Spain, any area where an advantage could be gained was lined with grass and gravel aside from the turn one and two chicane where an escape road was clearly marked.

Addressing the possibility of a potential long-term fix as a working group is being set up to hopefully resolve the matter, Horner said: "I think there has been some healthy discussion.

"There is a working group for it being created. We just need to come up with something that is simple, clear and understandable for drivers, fans, teams etcetera so it shouldn’t be that difficult.”

Hinting the 'hard limits' in Spain had played a role in the improved behaviour of drivers, Horner added: “Well obviously it wasn’t an issue at this track because of the layout and that tells you something doesn’t it.

"Why wasn’t it an issue here and it is at other venues? It won’t be a problem at the next race either and probably not the one after that!"

F1's next two races are the street circuits of Monaco and Baku where unforgiving walls and barriers line the tracks.

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