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PALMER’S ANALYSIS: Was Sainz's five-second penalty in Melbourne too harsh or fair punishment?

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Jolyon Palmer
Ferrari's Spanish driver Carlos Sainz Jr reacts after the qualifying session of the 2023 Formula

The Australian Grand Prix was a dramatic extravaganza full of moving parts that the drivers had to negotiate to survive to the chequered flag. If you managed that, you were likely to be scoring points by dusk on Sunday.

One driver who was in the thick of the action throughout was Carlos Sainz, whose Grand Prix comprised of the good, the bad and the unlucky – ultimately yielding no points for him or the Ferrari team after Charles Leclerc’s lap one clash.



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