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Toto Wolff thinks warning flags will lead to more collisions

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff believes the increased use of the black-and-white driving standards warning in Formula 1 will lead to more collisions. Under instruction from Formula 1 Race Director Michael Masi, who replaced the late Charlie Whiting for 2019, the black-and-white flag has been used at the last two events. In Italy it was shown to Charles Leclerc following his close-call with Lewis Hamilton as they battled for the lead into the second chicane on lap 23. Masi referred to the use of the black-and-white flag as a “professional foul” and a “warning” to a driver, with a second infraction set to result in a time penalty. But Wolff reckons the leeway now given to...
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