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Steiner: F1 should not sacrifice Red Bull dominance for show

Haas team boss Guenther Steiner believes Formula 1 should not attempt to hold back Red Bull's speed to benefit the show.

Guenther Steiner thinks Formula 1 should not sacrifice Red Bull's dominance to pander to the "show" element of motorsport. The Milton Keynes squad have won the first three races of the 2023 season and blitzed the field, with many comparing their current form to Mercedes in 2014. F1 brought in new regulations in 2022 designed to close the field up and, while the gaps are closer in the midfield, Red Bull have extended their advantage from last season, during which they won 15 races. Steiner thinks the "show" aspect of F1 will "sort itself out" in the long-term, which is why those in charge should not react in a way that reduces their performance. "The sport is the main thing we have to have," he told media, including RacingNews365.com . "The show is secondary, but I think it will sort itself out and then still we have got a good race going on in the front row with Checo [Sergio Perez] and Max [Verstappen], that doesn't seem to be without sparks, without show."

Steiner: Can't change rules just because someone else is quicker

F1 teams can vote through new rules if they fix potential safety risks for drivers, but not based on any performance advantage unless they are deemed illegal. Steiner would not encourage any rule changes for the sake of it: "I mean it's a voting system, you cannot make moves just because somebody is faster than somebody else, that's not fair. "If they find that something is not legal, they can adjust the rules. Safety is always a concern. "But I think we need to find out in a few races what is going on really. I think we shouldn't jump to a conclusion yet."

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