Track limits: Is inconsistent policing ruining F1?

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Lewis Hamilton (front) and Max Verstappen
Lewis Hamilton (front) and Max Verstappen
Lars Baron

After last weekend's Portuguese round, in the alternate reality of the Red Bull Formula 1 team's motorsport advisor, Helmut Marko, the championship-challenging outfit has, to his mind - because of capricious track limit enforcement - "lost the victory, fastest lap, and pole position".

The incidents in question are Max Verstappen's pass on Lewis Hamilton for the lead on the outside of Bahrain's turn four at the season opener, the former's pole position-scoring lap at Portimão during qualifying last Saturday; and the Dutchman setting the fastest lap of the race on Sunday. 

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