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There was late drama in the Austrian Formula 3 round

Lando Norris only had to complete the final lap at the Red Bull Ring to be crowned 2017 champion. Incredibly, he was taken out by another driver with just a few corners to go, and although he is still favourite to wrap up the title in a few weeks’ time, Norris was distraught to get so incredibly close but still miss out.

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Valtteri Bottas was lucky to avoid a jump-start penalty in the Austrian Grand Prix

As this GIF shows, Bottas actually got going before the lights went out, but cars are allowed to move the tiniest amount before the start because they’ll often shake or jolt a little when the drivers select first gear. By pure luck, Valtteri’s early movement was within the tolerance allowed, which the stewards described as “fortuitous”.

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