With over 1,200 track limit violations in the 2023 Austrian Grand Prix, we wonder if the drivers ganged up against the FIA to prove a point. After all, track limits is a recurring issue at the Red Bull Ring – an issue that almost no one is trying to find a permanent and more reliable solution for.
In this episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, Soumil and Kunal banter on track limits, what happened, why it happened and what’s next? Are you surprised that no other team protested? And are you some of the few even more surprised that Alpine didn’t further protest Esteban Ocon’s post-race time penalties? After all, Ocon was one of two drivers (the other being George Russell) who was given no in-race notification of violation. Just FIA things, we know.
Also, Ferrari got their race strategy right two races in a row – but Carlos Sainz (and maybe Charles Leclerc) knows that the podium was his. Sergio Perez had two Qualifying sessions and he decided to mess up at least one. Lando Norris proved that Austria is his happy hunting ground.
Toto Wolff’s pleading Lewis Hamilton to drive the Mercedes, Carlos Sainz being ‘intimidated’ by Sergio Perez, Norris-Hamilton playing sensors and a lot more in our review episode of the 2023 Austrian Grand Prix.
(Season 2023, Episode 33)
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