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Masi: Drivers now compelled to 'tuck in their elbows' on opening laps

FIA race director Michael Masi says the stewards are applying more scrutiny to the races' opening laps this season, with drivers forced to "tuck in their elbows" a bit. Last weekend's British Grand Prix saw two instances in which a driver was sanctioned following an opening lap clash with an opponent. In Saturday's sprint race, George Russell was handed a three-place grid penalty for Sunday's event following a skirmish with Ferrari's Carlos sainz, while Lewis Hamilton was hit with a 10-second penalty as a result of his high profile-run-in with max Verstappen on the first lap of last Sunday's race. Up until recently, the stewards had opted for a lenient approach to judging first...
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