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Arduous F1 schedule takes toll on driver health

Nov.27 Formula 1's travelling schedule has become so arduous that an epidemic of illness marred the end of the long 2023 season. 'I sincerely hope that subscriptions to Lemsip are not within the budget cap,' Red Bull team boss Christian Horner joked at the Abu Dhabi finale. 'It's been a pretty brutal regime.' That regime involved 22 races, including five in the last six weekends alone including the 12-hour timezone shift between Las Vegas and the Middle East within mere days. 'A little bit of flu,' admitted Valtteri Bottas when a reporter for Viaplay asked if he detected a frog in the Finnish driver's throat. Esteban Ocon was bed-ridden for much of the entire last race weekend of the...
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