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Russell wants FIA to rethink standing restart ‘lottery'

Williams driver George Russell says the FIA needs to rethink the rules surrounding Formula 1’s standing restarts amid the events of the Tuscan Grand Prix. Formula 1 revised its regulations in order to ensure standing starts on the grid could take place after Safety Car periods. Its introduction was initially undertaken so that standing starts could occur once conditions were deemed sufficiently safe in the event of wet weather. The rule was first applied in Formula 1 at last year’s rain-hit German Grand Prix but has since been used in the wake of race stoppages at the recent pair of events in Italy. The drivers reformed on the grid following Charles Leclerc’s crash at Monza and then...
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