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FIA 'concerned' by detached wheel in Giovinazzi crash

The FIA has launched an investigation into the reason why a wheel detached itself from its tether following Antonio Giovinazzi's crash in last Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix. Giovinazzi crashed on the exit of the left-hander at Les Fagnes on lap 10, but a rear wheel from the stricken Alfa Romeo detached itself on impact and bounced straight into the path of the Williams of George Russell, hitting the Britain's car which itself then hit the barriers. A tether normally connects the wheel-hub to the chassis, precisely to prevent wheels from bouncing around during an accident. While the rule, introduced in 1999 and upgraded to double wheel tethers in 2011, has proved efficient, there are still...
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