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FIA plays down standing restart dangers

FIA race director Charlie Whiting Sutton Images Enlarge The FIA has dismissed concerns from some drivers that standing restarts after safety cars will be dangerous next year. The new rule will see cars treat the final lap under a safety car as a parade lap before lining up on the grid for a standing restart. The idea was put to the FIA by a single team and adopted as a means to make races more interesting. However, Daniel Ricciardo revealed this week that drivers had registered their concerns with the FIA about the fairness and potential safety issues if some drivers are on old tyre , but race director Charlie Whiting has played down the concerns. "I have heard some drivers express...
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