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New yellow flag lap system could be trialled in Austin

A new concept which would see lap times deleted for drivers who pass double yellow flags could arrive as soon as the United States GP. Double yellows are waved to warn drivers of a hazard out on the track, meaning they must slow down when they reach the zone where they are being shown. In practice or qualifying this should mean the end of a flying lap if a driver has not yet passed the double yellows, but then we reach the grey area of deciding if a driver has slowed down sufficiently or not. Already this season there have seen several controversies over yellow flags and the level to which a driver has respected them, the latest arriving at the Turkish Grand Prix when Fernando Alonso set a...
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