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FIA rubber stamps F1 standing restarts

Formula 1 will proceed with standing restarts from next year after the idea met the final stage of approval. Gridding the field up after a Safety Car period was signed off at a meeting in Munich by the FIA’s World Motor Sport Council. In clarifying the new rule, the FIA says the customary rolling restart procedure will be replaced by a standing restart providing a Safety Car is not used within two laps of the original race start (or restart) or if there are less than five laps remaining to the chequered flag. The decision headed a raft of tweaks and changes to the 2015 season which will now see pre-season testing return exclusively to Europe after the double tests in Bahrain earlier this...
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