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Mazepin told by team to break 'gentlemen's agreement' in Q1

Haas rookie Nikita Mazepin says he was told by his team to overtake a queue of cars in Q1 to avoid missing out on a final attempt to improve his qualifying time. Mazepin was under pressure to complete a final timed lap in the first segment of Saturday evening's qualifying session after he was held up in the pitlane at the FIA's weigh bridge. As he joined a group of drivers warming up for a hot lap, the Haas pitwall ordered him to get out of the queue and power ahead to make sure he crossed the finish line before the end of the session. "I was kept for a long time on the weigh-bridge and I lost a load of time," Mazepin said. "My team had told me there wasn’t enough time to...
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