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Stewards unlikely to enforce 107% rule - FIA

The Australian race stewards are unlikely to enforce the 107 per cent rule this weekend because of the massive technical changes. The regulation states that any driver who doesn't record a time during Q1 within 107 per cent of the fastest time set during that session, won't take part in the race. However the stewards are able to review each case based on practice times and exceptional circumstances. With the new V6 power units and the unknown reliability of each car, the FIA's Charlie Whiting has confirmed that the stewards will likely take a lenient approach, even if a car hasn't set a competitive time during practice. "The 107 per cent rule was introduced to make sure that teams that...
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