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Lost in translation cause of China chequered flag debacle

Lost in translation cause of China chequered flag debacle 24 April, 2014 A single word, which triggered a misunderstanding, is what caused the early waving of the chequered flag at the end of the Chinese Grand Prix. Article 43.2 of the sporting rules dictates that if the chequered flag is waved early, even in error, the race is over. That is precisely what happened towards the end of the Chinese Grand Prix, meaning that a last-lap pass by Kamui Kobayashi did not officially count. Explaining the mishap, Auto Motor und Sport said that with a couple of laps left to run, the local race director Zhuang Tao asked Charlie Whiting if a white flag should be shown to mark the penultimate lap. By...
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