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FIA investigating chequered flag board error at Japanese GP

The FIA has opened an investigation regarding the glitch that caused the Japanese Grand Prix to be retrospectively shortened by one lap. The chequered flag board, which since 2018 has signalled the finish over the waving of a flag, was erroneously displayed to Valtteri Bottas as he began his final of 53 laps. The race continued until its official resumption but shortly afterward the timing screens reverted to the classification at the end of lap 52, which was given as the final result. It meant that, while the positions among the top eight did not change, Sergio Perez was classified ninth, as his crash occurred on the final lap – his 52nd lap, having already been lapped by...
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