Formula One Drops ‘Verstappen Rule’
March 23, 2017
Formula 1 has dropped its so-called “Verstappen rule” aimed at dangerous driving in racing situations.
A regulation banning a practice known as “moving under braking” was adopted last year after drivers complained about Max Verstappen.
But governing body the FIA has decided a catch-all rule covering potentially dangerous driving is a better way of policing close-racing incidents.
“Before we said any move under braking would be investigated,” said F1 director Charlie Whiting.
“Now, we have a simple, broad rule that says effectively if a driver moves erratically or goes unnecessarily slowly or behaves in a manner that could endanger another driver then he will be investigated.”