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FIA to look at changing unsafe release penalty

The FIA is to look at changing the way it issues a penalty for an unsafe release after drivers expressed concern and campaigned Charlie Whiting for change. At present, they believe they are harshly treated as not only do they incur a five-second stop/go penalty which hurts their race, but they are also dropped ten places at the next event which essentially ruins any chance of a decent points haul for something, they claim, is out of their control. "I think it's too harsh," said Sauber's Esteban Gutierrez who was penalised at the British Grand Prix when his team failed to properly secure his wheel. "You're already losing time by coming back for a five second stop-and go, and...
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