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PALMER: Why the teams will need to tighten up their procedures after a spate of recent penalties

Former F1 Driver

Jolyon Palmer
Aston Martin's Spanish driver Fernando Alonso pits during the third practice session ahead of the

At the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, and for the second race in a row, a driver has been penalised for a start position infringement, something that has so rarely happened before in Formula 1.

There’s been a clampdown from the FIA on positioning on the grid, with Fernando Alonso emulating his former team mate Esteban Ocon in copping a five-second penalty in Jeddah.

What exaggerated the penalty damage for both was their teams’ subsequent failure to serve the five seconds correctly.


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