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FIA explain why Perez's pass on Bottas was legal

Sergio Perez was given the all-clear by the FIA to keep third place in the French Grand Prix despite exceeding track limits after passing Valtteri Bottas. The Mexican made it back-to-back podium finishes, following his Azerbaijan victory, having overtaken the Mercedes on lap 49 of 53 at Paul Ricard. With Perez’s team-mate Max Verstappen also getting past Lewis Hamilton to take the win, it meant Red Bull moved 37 points clear of Mercedes in the battle for the Constructors’ World Championship. But there was a slightly controversial element to Perez’s overtake on Bottas for it was completed beyond the white line of the exit of the high-speed Signes right-hander. Nevertheless, having...
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