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Rosberg surprised by Melbourne 'fastest ever' start procedure

©Mercedes Phillip van Osten 20/03/2019 at 13:0720/03/2019 at 13:25 Nico Rosberg was amazed by the starting procedure for the Australian Grand Prix, believing it was the fastest turn-off time of the lights on the start-line gantry he had ever witnessed. After the unexpected passing last Thursday of Charlie Whiting, F1's long-standing race director, the race's starting procedure in Melbourne was entrusted to new FIA man Michael Masi. Not only was Rosberg surprised by the short interval between when the five red lights were turned on and then off, the 2016 world champion believes it was a deciding factor in Valtteri Bottas' race win. "Statistically, that was certainly the fastest...
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