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8:29 am

Norris finds it “unacceptable”

No restart in sight, so the McLaren driver had time to tweet describing the situation as “unacceptable”. “How could that happen?” he wants to know.

“We lost a life in this situation a few years ago. We are risking our lives, especially in such circumstances,” he recalls. “We want to race,” he clarifies. But of course not.

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8:24 am

Investigation against Gasly

The FIA ​​has now officially launched an investigation into Gasly, stating that the Frenchman was speeding under the red flag and that he was still hitting 250 km/h after the incident.

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8:18 am

Bianchi’s Dad Speaks Out

Jules Bianchi’s father Philippe has since commented on the incident, writing on social media: “No respect for the driver’s life, no respect for Jules’ memory. Unbelievable.” Clear words to the FIA.

In the meantime, we can finally say goodbye to the thought that there will be full marks today. Because there is still no new start time. Let’s see if it still drives at all.

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8:06 am

research

The FIA ​​has now announced that it will investigate the situation with Gasly and the Crane after the race. Whenever that will be, because there is no new start time yet.

And the clock is ticking, there are less than two hours left.

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8:04 am

Sainz doesn’t understand

Carlos Sainz certainly has no understanding for the crane on the track. “I don’t know if people understand that. But we also drive behind the safety car at 100 to 150 km/h”, the Spaniard clarifies.

“A little aquaplaning” or a little carelessness because you have to adjust something on the steering wheel is enough, “then it’s over,” says Sainz, making it clear that there was no need to use the crane at all.

“If there’s a red flag anyway, why take the risk?” Sainz said.

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7:57 am

FIA statement

Meanwhile, the FIA ​​released a statement about the crane incident, saying Gasly was driving “at high speed” to overtake the safety car.

The red flag was already shown before Gasly arrived with the crane. In other words, you blame Gasly.

In fact, the images confirm that it was already red when Gasly drove past the crane. However, the red flag only came a second or two earlier.

So should Gasly have slowed down? Allegedly. Still, the question remains why the risk was taken to deploy the crane so quickly.

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7:52 am

Race start postponed

Apparently the race management has now listened to Seidl and Co. The start of the race is postponed. “A MINIMUM OF 10 MINUTES ARE GIVEN AT A RESTART”, says the race director.

Means: Wait at least another ten minutes. But it’s probably the right decision, because Seidl also reminds us that “of course safety is the top priority”.

“And right now it’s just impossible to run a race in terms of visibility,” he emphasizes again.

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7:48 am

Seidl: We were lucky!

Just a few minutes ago, McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl said of ‘Sky’: “The weather forecast we have says it will continue to rain like this and it will stay that way for some time in intensity.”

“I have to say now [bin ich] very, very pessimistic about a race start. You have to say very clearly that it’s just not safe to run a race right now,” says Seidl, explaining that you were lucky before.

“I think we should be happy that nothing happened on the first lap, with Carlos on the track. It was pure luck that nobody from the side gave him full throttle,” said Seidl.

Yet another attempt will follow in two minutes.

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