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FIA stewards set to be less 'liberal' with first lap incidents

FIA race director Michael Masi says it will "dial back" a little bit its 'let them race' principle regarding opening lap incidents, insisting F1 stewards will adopt a less "liberal" stance this season. Stewards have typically showed restraint when judging first lap encounters or contacts between which in most cases were deemed racing incidents. However, ongoing discussions with drivers - and Romain Grosjean's fiery crash at the start of last years' Bahrain GP - have encouraged the FIA to change its approach to how it assesses events that occur amid the early congestion. "Based on some feedback and the ongoing discussions that we have with the drivers, and team...
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