The FIA have dropped the “Verstappen rule” that banned moving under braking. The rule has been replaced by a more general rule to cover dangerous driving, but doesn’t call for any moving under braking to be investigated. Controversial overtaking moves by Red Bull’s Max Verstappen prompted criticism from older drivers such as Sebastian Vettel. The move was described as dangerous and the FIA banned the overtaking manoeuvre. Later in the season, Vettel himself was accused of moving under braking when in a battle against Verstappen. Now, the more general rule will be slightly more forgiving as each incident will be considered by its own merits. “Before, we said any move under braking would be investigated,” FIA race director Charlie Whiting said. “Now, we have a simple, broad rule that says effectively if a driver moves erratically or goes unnecessarily slow or behaves in a manner that could endanger another driver then he will be investigated.” The move seems to be in the right direction, as it will allow for exciting, close racing. But the broader rule could be considered more ambiguous, leaving drivers having to guess whether stewards would deem a move “erratic” or endangering. For more Formula One news and discussions head over to the RaceDepartment Formula One sub forum and join in with your fellow community members. Do you think this is the right move? Would you prefer the move banned entirely? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.