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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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The Azerbaijan Grand Prix was a very strange F1 race

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Formula One is now faster than ever before

Valtteri Bottas was clocked at 378kph during qualifying at Azerbaijan which is (unofficially) the highest speed ever recorded at a Grand Prix weekend. There’s nothing slow about those 1.6 litre hybrids.


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