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Unsafe Releases To be Punished With A Time Penalty Confirms FIA

Formula One race director Michael Masi has stated teams will receive time penalties for unsafe pitstop releases from now on. The decision comes about following the controversial decision by the FIA to only give Scuderia Ferrari a fine when they released Charles Leclerc from his pit box just in front of the Haas F1 Team of Romain Grosjean causing the Frenchman to brake to avoid hitting the Ferrari. The Italian team received a fine of 5,000 for the incident but Leclerc did not receive a time penalty unlike on previous occasions when an unsafe release has resulted in a time penalty. The incident ended up having no impact on the result as Leclerc crashed out of the German Grand Prix but after...
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