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Hamilton: ‘Weird' podium boxes over the top

World Champion Lewis Hamilton described Formula 1’s Styrian Grand Prix podium ceremony as “weird” and the remote-controlled boxes that delivered the trophies as “over the top.” Formula 1 has not held its traditional podium ceremonies in 2020 owing to the social distancing measures and new hygiene protocols following the coronavirus outbreak. The podium has been moved to the pit straight, rather than above the pit lane, with no dignitaries – usually local politicians or sponsors – in attendance. At the first event in Austria the top three drivers, along with a representative from the winning Constructor, were given their trophies by Formula 1’s Master of Podium Ceremonies...
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