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FIA move to curb F1 grid penalty farce

The FIA has tweaked Formula 1's sporting regulations in an attempt to end some of the more farcical scenes that have littered qualifying sessions in 2018. The application of grid penalties has been altered, which should encourage teams to take part in every session, regardless of impending sanctions. If more than one driver was given a grid drops, which put them to the back of the grid, the penalties were previously applied in the order that they were incurred – a penalty was effectively triggered when a driver used a new part on-track, meaning getting out from the pits for FP1 early could have a serious benefit. It has led to teams lining up in queues at the end of the pit-lane. In...
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