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Latifi earns first F1 penalty points for ‘dangerous' error

A “miscommunication” caused Nicholas Latifi to commit what the FIA termed a dangerous offence in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, earning him three penalty points. The error occurred after the Safety Car had been deployed following Max Verstappen’s crash in the closing stages, with all remaining runners instructed to drive through the pit lane to avoid the part of the straight on which the Red Bull was being cleared. Latifi was told over the Williams team radio to “stay out” six times in rapid succession, followed by the words “into the pit lane but no pit stop”, with the driver immediately questioning the instruction as he passed the recovery truck. “Sorry, sorry” came the...
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