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New point for fastest lap rule criticised

Figures in the F1 paddock have criticised a new rule that will grant an extra point to the driver who posts the fastest lap of each race. From 2019, if a driver finishes in the top ten, he will get an extra point if he also posts the fastest lap of the race. 'It will benefit the third fastest car the most,' Auto Motor und Sport quotes a strategist as saying. 'The gap to the midfield is normally so big that they can afford an extra change of tyres without damaging their result.' Indeed, Red Bull's Max Verstappen told Servus TV he is looking forward to chasing extra points. 'It can mean a lot of points,' said the Dutchman. 'Five or six fastest laps are five or six points extra.' Dr Helmut...
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