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FIA explain six-lap Safety Car for Bottas DNF

FIA race director Michael Masi has been busy explaining why the SC was needed for six laps to cover Valtteri Bottas' stricken Mercedes in Brazil. The Finn had been in pursuit of Charles Leclerc when smoke began escaping from his engine, and a few laps later he was forced to pull over, picking a spot off the track with consultation from his race engineer that should have allowed his W10 to be quickly removed from the circuit. However, Bottas was unable to re-fit the steering wheel before exiting the scene – two marshals were able to put it back on but couldn't get the car over a 'bump', meaning the crane was needed to remove it. This therefore meant that the Virtual Safety Car was not...
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