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Are standing restarts the right direction for Formula One?

As the Formula One fraternity reconvenes around the Red Bull Ring for the return of the Austrian Grand Prix, the major topic within the paddock is of a potential rethink of the way races are restarted after a safety period. For 2015, the new proposal is to adopt a standing restart much like IndyCar’s unpopular double-file restarts previously used on ovals after a caution.   During the sport’s brief intermission between the Canadian and Austrian Grands Prix, a Formula One Commission meeting was held at Biggin Hill which yielded the slightly questionable proposal of altering the way a race is restarted after the safety car is deployed. The proposed changes would see the remaining...
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