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Szafnauer calls for F1 to revisit T-cars after Ocon's qualy no-show

Alpine team boss Otmar Szafnauer has called for Formula 1 to revisit T-cars after Esteban Ocon missed qualifying in Miami due to a cracked chassis. Formula 1 banned spare cars back in 2008, a regulation aimed at reducing costs. The spare car, otherwise known as the T-car, was taken to every grand prix, fully built to mirror the regular race car. Operationally, it would have its own small team of mechanics working alongside the race drivers' teams to ensure they have the same configuration and set-up. It meant if a driver had a crash, they could head back to the pits, climb into the spare and continue with the session. Ocon was not given that option in Miami when, after crashing in FP3,...
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