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Masi defends Qatar qualifying yellow flags controversy

Article To news overview © rn365/michaelpotts Formula 1 Race Director Michael Masi has defended the marshals who waved yellow flags at the end of Q3 at the Qatar Grand Prix. When Pierre Gasly lost his front wing at the penultimate corner in the closing stages of qualifying, which caused a puncture to his tyre, the AlphaTauri driver came to a stop on the main straight before the finish line. A single yellow flag was initially waved, followed by double-waved yellows as Max Verstappen came to complete his lap. Verstappen was given a five-place grid penalty for not slowing down when he passed Gasly's stranded car, whilst Valtteri Bottas was handed a three-grid place drop when he came across...
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