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Why the Racing Point controversy erupted into F1 civil war

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Formula 1 appeared to turn into a soap opera that broke off for 90 minutes to let some cars race at the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone, with off-track politics taking centre stage as civil war broke out in the paddock. Renault's successful protest of Racing Point's brake ducts turned out not to be the end of the 'Pink Mercedes' storyline, with the guilty verdict prompting more battle lines to be drawn, more verbal sparring between the teams, and more threats of legal action. With F1's 'Concorde Agreement' talks getting messy just before the intended deadline for the teams to sign new contracts for 2021 and beyond as well, this is a bad time for F1 to drop the harmonious spirit that was fostered during the earlier months of 2020. What's really going on, and why is everyone so angry? Scott Mitchell is your guide through this tangled web of F1 politics.

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Mercedes 'happy to go to court': https://the-race.com/formula-1/mercedes-happy-to-go-to-court-to-prove-innocence/

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