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Monaco shows magic of high attrition rate

Jules Bianchi crosses the line to score Marussia's first points. Marussia F1 Team Remember the old days when the TV camera suddenly shot to the leading car with smoke trailing from its engine? Or a frontrunner stuck in the gravel, desperately spinning the rear wheels in a vain attempt to re-join the action? Harking back to the old days is always a questionable approach, but the rate of attrition in the past was one of the aspects of Formula 1 races. It created tension, surprise and occasionally a crazy and popular result – who doesn’t remember the unexpected results from each season? It’s part of the magic of Formula 1 and before the race, a few of us in the press room concluded that...
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