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Sochi practice start rule changed after Hamilton penalty

Rules regarding practice starts at the Russian Grand Prix have been revised following Lewis Hamilton's penalty last year. In the 2020 edition of the race, the Mercedes driver was given two five-second penalties for carrying out practice starts in the wrong place before the race, on the right-hand side of the pit exit where it meets the track. Hamilton was furious with the decision at the time, claiming race director Michael Masi and co were 'trying to stop' him. “I didn’t put anyone in danger,' he said afterwards. 'I’ve done this at a million tracks over the years and never been questioned on it. But it is what it is. 'It’s to be expected. They are trying to stop me, aren’t...
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