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Penalty points not 'harsh' insists Masi

FIA race director, Michael Masi has defended the penalty points system which has left a number of drivers, including Lando Norris, close to a race ban. The points handed to the McLaren driver and Sergio Perez on Sunday brought them up to 10 and 8 respectively over a 12 month period, 12 points being an automatic one-race ban. Along with many race fans, Norris believes his punishment, in particular, was harsh, insisting that penalising a driver 'for someone going into the gravel' is 'not what Formula 1 should be', claiming that penalties should only be meted out in more serious circumstances It is a view shared by, former bad boy, Max Verstappen. 'I don't think you deserve a ban for what he...
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