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Masi dismisses Verstappen's safety car claim

Race director, Michael Masi has defended the use of the safety car during Sunday's Eifel Grand Prix, after Max Verstappen had suggested the move was to 'spice up' the race. While George Russell's retirement on lap 12 of Sunday's Grand Prix only necessitated the briefest of deployments of the Virtual Safety Car, when Lando Norris parked his McLaren on lap 42, the race director deployed the safety car proper. As the field continued behind the AMG Mercedes, a number of drivers, most notably Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen, complained that running so slowly behind the safety car was compromising their grid due to the already cold conditions. As the field continued for five laps behind the...
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