2023 Aston Martin DBX hybrid spy shots and video: Mild-hybrid first

A new variant of Aston Martin’s DBX has been spotted testing at the Nürburgring.
On initial glance it may appear to be a stock example but a yellow sticker on its rear windshield reveals it as an electrified model. The sticker is required during ‘Ring testing and, in the case of an accident, warns first responders they’re dealing with an electrified vehicle.
Production of the DBX only started in 2020 but the mid-size crossover already accounts for 50% of Aston Martin’s sales. Understandably, the automaker is readying new variants to capitalize on the demand.
Citing comments made by CEO Tobias Moers, Motor Trend reported in August that up to six variants are possible, including new body styles. According to the magazine, the next variant, the one testing here, will be a mild-hybrid. It’s due for a reveal later this year.
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Also in the pipeline is a high-performance variant that may pack a V-12. It’s also out testing and expected to arrive in 2023. We also know that a plug-in hybrid is coming, also in 2023. We know the DBX testing here isn’t the plug-in hybrid because it lacks a charging port.
The DBX mild-hybrid is expected to feature a similar setup to the one used by Mercedes-Benz AMG for its current 53 series. The setup consists of 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 and beefed-up electric starter motor able to aid the engine during high loads and recover energy under braking. There’s also an electric compressor to aid the turbo by building boost at low revs. Peak output is 429 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque.
According to our photographer, this DBX sounded different to the regular V-8 model, which also points to a new engine under the hood. The V-8-powered DBX also uses an AMG-sourced engine, a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 good for 542 hp and 516 lb-ft. We hear the V-8 will be the engine of choice for the future DBX plug-in hybrid—just like the Valhalla plug-in hybrid hypercar.
Look for the DBX mild-hybrid to start sales in 2022 as a 2023 model. Aston Martin already announced a 2022 DBX featuring new color and trim options, plus new wheel designs. There are also sport seats and a wireless charging pad for mobile devices on the options list.
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Aston Martin confirms Vettel and Stroll for F1 2022

The Silverstone-based outfit had been long expected to stick with its current duo for 2022, but delays in announcing it had prompted speculation that it could be pondering a change. However, after the team explained several times that the delays were simply down to the need to negotiate certain clauses in the contract, it has finally ended all talk of looking outside its current duo. Stroll, the son of team owner Lawrence Stroll, will be staying on for his fourth season at the squad, while Vettel will be heading for his second campaign. Vettel has delivered two podium finishes so far this year, but lost his runner-up place at the Hungarian Grand Prix after the FIA was unable to extract enough fuel from his car for post-race checks. Speaking about his new deal, Vettel said he was excited about the opportunity to compete with the all-new F1 rules that are coming in for the start of next season. “I am really looking forward to racing the new generation of F1 cars,” he said. “Their look is very different and the new technical regulations should give us cars that can race much more closely than recently. “More exciting racing will be great for the drivers as well as for the fans. The changes are so big that every team will be starting from a new beginning, so it will be a great opportunity for us at Aston Martin. I believe in the strength of our new growing team, so I am already looking forward to 2022.” Sebastian Vettel, Aston Martin, 2nd position, lifts his trophy Photo by: Glenn Dunbar / Motorsport Images Stroll was clear that he felt Aston Martin had not delivered what it wanted this year, but believed progress could be made. Read Also: “Next season I will be embarking on my sixth year in F1, alongside my team-mate Sebastian,” explained the Canadian. “We started this Aston Martin team campaign together and I greatly look forward to continuing the journey with him next year. “We have not achieved what we set out to do this year, but that has only amplified our hunger and drive for success next season. Now, with the prestige and support of Aston Martin, and the brilliant new sponsor-partners that such a prestigious brand has attracted, we are well positioned to improve our performance in 2022.” shares comments
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Ocon disagrees with Monza F1 penalty for Vettel move

On lap 15 of the Italian Grand Prix, Ocon was battling Aston Martin driver Vettel for 12th when he moved over to the racing line for the second chicane while Vettel was on his outside, nudging the German partially off the track. Because the pair collided and Ocon didn’t leave a car’s width for Vettel, he was handed a five-second penalty, which he served during his only pitstop. That penalty ultimately prevented the Frenchman from finishing higher than 10th. The incident drew parallels with a clash between Charles Leclerc and Lewis Hamilton during a thrilling 2019 race, in which Hamilton had to take avoiding action after leader Leclerc made a similar move. At the time Leclerc got off with a warning and hung on to win the race, and Ocon was left wondering why the stewards took a different decision this time. “The incident with Sebastian is a racing action, it’s not really a racing incident,” Ocon said. “Because the same happened to Charles and Lewis in 2019, and there was no action there taken. “So, we have no damage on the car, nothing really happened. That caused me a good three places, I would say. So, it’s a bit frustrating. “We were side by side, a bit too close, but basically the track narrows once you arrive on braking. I didn’t really move the steering wheel. “It’s just that the track just narrows and that’s what happened exactly with Charles and Lewis and if that incident didn’t have any penalties or things like that, then mine shouldn’t have as well, because it’s two of the same thing. “So, I normally agree with the stewards, but this time I disagree with both I have to say.” Esteban Ocon, Alpine A521 Photo by: Zak Mauger / Motorsport Images Asked why the Ocon incident was treated differently to the similar 2019 Leclerc-Hamilton clash, FIA race director Michael Masi said the FIA and the teams had agreed after the 2019 race that a time penalty would have been a better decision in such incidents. “[The incidents are] similar, but not the same,” Masi replied. “Secondly, after the 2019 one we did a complete discussion with all of the drivers, team principals and sporting directors. And it was sort of deemed in that situation that probably a five-second penalty would have been better than a black and white [flag]. So, exactly what came about.” Earlier in the race, Ocon had also been ordered by the stewards to let Williams driver Nicholas Latifi by after cutting the corner at Turn 4, although it took four laps for the stewards to get that message through. Despite those two costly incidents, Ocon still came away with a point on an otherwise difficult weekend for Alpine, with team-mate Fernando Alonso finishing eighth. Therefore, Ocon was still pleased with how the squad managed to extract the maximum from the car on a track that didn’t suit its characteristics. “That race doesn’t reflect the work we’ve done this weekend. It was a tough weekend in terms of pace for us, but I think P7 or P6 would have been possible,” Ocon added. “So yeah, a bit frustrating with the incidents that happened on track, the penalties.” “We can always extract more from what the car is capable to do on race day, and also in qualifying. Recently we’ve been very strong on that and to have both cars again scoring, even if it’s small points, it is important for us.” shares comments
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2024 Aston Martin DBX S spy shots: Possible V-12 range-topper spied

Aston Martin has been spotted testing a prototype for a new DBX variant likely to be a performance range-topper.
The prototype sports a new front fascia with an expansive open area under the grille. It’s also equipped with huge carbon-ceramic brake rotors.
According to Autocar, the new variant being tested could potentially be a V-12-powered DBX S due in 2023. Such a launch date would likely see the DBX S arrive as a 2024 model here in the U.S.
The current DBX is powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 rated at 542 hp. Aston Martin’s 5.2-liter twin-turbocharged V-12 delivers up to 760 hp in some applications, and its appearance in the DBX would make the crossover a worthy alternative to the likes of the Lamborghini Urus and upcoming Ferrari Purosangue.
2024 Aston Martin DBX S spy shots – Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
Aston Martin plans to offer the V-12 in more models. The automaker is also out testing a new Vantage variant likely packing the big engine.
Look forward to even more DBX variants in the years ahead. The crossover has only been in production for a year but is already at the top of the sales charts for the brand. It now accounts for more than 50% of Aston Martin’s sales.
Naturally, Aston Martin is keen to launch more variants. In fact, CEO Tobias Moers has hinted that as many as five or six additional variants could be added, including new body styles. The first of these new DBX variants is expected to be a mild-hybrid model featuring an inline-6. It’s also out testing and should start sales in 2022 as a 2023 model.
After the mild-hybrid should be this DBX S, as well as a plug-in hybrid model featuring a V-8. And further out there could be an electric model, as well as new body styles like a coupe-like offering and stretched seven-seater. Stay tuned.
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Bentley Continental GT Speed, Aston Martin DBX S, Rivian R1T deliveries: Today’s Car News

Bentley’s latest Continental GT has spawned its Speed variant and we’ve just tested the car. The big bruiser now packs 650 hp, and we can think of few better cars to cross a continent with.
Aston Martin is working on several new DBX variants and the latest to be spotted is rumored to pack V-12 power. If the rumor proves true, Aston Martin will soon have a worthy alternative to the Lamborghini Urus and upcoming Ferrari Purosangue on its hands.
The first customer examples of Rivian’s R1T pickup truck are now rolling off the line at the company’s plant in Normal, Illinois. It makes Rivian the first manufacturer with an electric full-size pickup truck in production.
You’ll find these stories and more in today’s car news, right here at Motor Authority.
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Top 10 drivers revealed as Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Award returns

The Award, which started in 1989, aims to find and assist the best junior British racing drivers. There was a hiatus last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the Award is returning in its familiar format. Aston Martin joined the Award in 2019 and the prize for this year’s winner includes £200,000. Finalists have to be primarily competing in a category below FIA Formula 3 or be an FIA F3 rookie, and be 16 years old by the time of the Award tests at Silverstone in October. They must also be under 24 at the start of the relevant year. The final 10 are: Oliver Bearman Luke Browning Jamie Chadwick Jonny Edgar Louis Foster James Hedley Zak O’Sullivan Alex Quinn Matthew Rees Ayrton Simmons Chadwick and Simmons are former Award finalists. The judging panel reserves the right to introduce a wild card for drivers excelling during the closing stages of the season. British Racing Drivers’ Club vice-president and F1 driver steward Derek Warwick is the chairman of the judging panel, which includes Award winners Darren Turner, Andrew Kirkaldy and Alexander Sims, double British Touring Car champion Jason Plato, successful Lola and McLaren designer Mark Williams, top engineer Leena Gade, leading commentator Ian Titchmarsh and Autosport Chief Editor Kevin Turner. The judges will select the final four during the next month. After two days of testing atSilverstone, in a range of machinery including MotorSport Vision Formula 2 cars, a BBM Sport Ginetta LMP3 sportscar and Aston Martin Vantage GT3 racers, the winner will be announced at the Autosport Awards on 19 December. The final 10   Ollie Bearman 1st in Italian and German F4 with Van Amersfoort The 16-year-old Essex lad has been the class of the ferociously competitive Italian and German Formula 4 championships in 2021. Bearman has won 12 races with Van Amersfoort Racing and leads the points in both series. Has also been a race winner in selected GB3 outings, despite limited mileage compared to his rivals.   Luke Browning 5th in ADAC F4 with US Racing Having claimed last year’s British F4 title, Browning made the unusual move to the German series for 2021. Driving for Ralf Schumacher’s US Racing squad, he has taken one win so far after a coronavirus-delayed start to the campaign. Made a winning return to UK competition last weekend on one-off GB3 outing. Jamie Chadwick 2nd in W Series After a season in the Formula Regional European Championship last year, the 23-year-old from Bath is back on the W Series beat following her 2019 title success. She lies second in the points with two victories, only behind Alice Powell on wins countback. Has also been competing in the Extreme E series.   Jonny Edgar 18th in FIA F3 with Carlin This 17-year-old, from Cumbrian karting royalty, won a thrilling German F4 title battle in 2020. He’s had a tough time this year in FIA Formula 3, with a best result of fifth with Carlin, and is 18th in the points. But bear in mind that 2021 title favourite Dennis Hauger was 17th last year on his step up from F4…   Louis Foster 2nd in Euroformula Open with CryptoTower After a winning cameo outing last year, Foster has been racing full-time in Euroformula Open this season on his graduation from British F3, and is embroiled in a close title fight. The 18-year-old Hampshireman has won three races with the Motopark-run CryptoTower Racing Team – all of them on one incredible weekend at Spa.   James Hedley 3rd in British F4 with Fortec/Carlin The 2019 Ginetta Junior champion made a sensational start to his sophomore British F4 season with two wins and a third at Thruxton. Continued to lead the way until nightmare Knockhill weekend where he took a solitary point. Has now swapped Fortec for Carlin as he bids to reclaim top spot.   Zak O’Sullivan 1st in GB3 with Carlin O’Sullivan has been the driver to beat in GB3 this year. The 16-year-old continued the impressive form from his first single-seater campaign last season, when he came oh-so-close to securing the British F4 crown. Seems set to make up for that disappointment this year, as he comfortably tops the points ahead of the finale.   Alex Quinn 7th in Formula Regional European with Arden The 20-year-old Cornishman won the Formula Renault Eurocup rookie title last year, and claimed fourth in the overall points, despite his deal with Arden coming at the eleventh hour. That series merged with Formula Regional for 2021 and Quinn started brightly with two seconds in the rounds supporting the grands prix at Imola and Barcelona.   Matthew Rees 1st in British F4 with JHR Developments Rees was a surprise early frontrunner in British F4, the rookie flying out of the box and taking the first four poles, while others got up to speed. After two tricky weekends for Hedley, Rees now leads the points despite also struggling for form and only having won twice so far.   Ayrton Simmons 2nd in GB3 with Chris Dittmann Racing After an unsuccessful Euroformula Open foray last year, Simmons has now returned to the familiar surroundings of Chris Dittmann Racing in GB3. Was one of the pre-season title favourites and won the opener but a differential issue linked to a Brands Hatch crash hampered him at Silverstone and he has lacked consistency since. shares comments
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Why Aston Martin’s new campus is a ‘reverse’ McLaren MTC

With owner Lawrence Stroll making clear his lofty ambitions to be world championship winners in the next three to five years, he understands that the team could not keep going as it was. Still operating out of the Silverstone facilities that originally housed Jordan Grand Prix in 1991, Aston Martin’s increasing reliance on temporary offices has left it in a state where, if it is truly serious about winning world titles, it’s no longer fit for purpose. As a result, Stroll has signed off on an ambitious 400,000 square foot campus plan to be built on the land he has acquired around the current premises. This will include a factory, windtunnel, conference centre, auditorium, heritage department and other offices. As well as being fully sustainable, it will feature state-of-the-art 5G facilities and the latest technology to ensure that Aston Martin can be right at the forefront of the latest advances. With a final cost estimated somewhere between £150-£200 million, it is hoped that the team will be able to move in at the end of 2022 or in early 2023. The Aston Martin facility will be the first all-new factory constructed from the ground up in F1 since the McLaren Technology Centre was opened in 2004. But whereas the famous MTC was laid out in the vision of Ron Dennis as a truly spectacular statement of intent for the Woking-based organisation, there is somewhat an argument of it being fashion over function. While still looking amazing, it’s been cited as having a sometimes sterile atmosphere inside, and has struggled at time to adapt to the fast-changing needs of a modern F1 and automotive operation despite its immense size. Stroll sees his vision for the Aston Martin campus as the complete opposite – of a place that is designed not because it looks good but because it delivers exactly what the staff needs. Aston Martin Campus Photo by: Aston Martin Racing That means better communication, speeded up processes to push forward with car development and a facility that is big enough for the 1000 personnel that Stroll hopes to have on board over the next few years. Speaking about the new factory to selected media, Stroll said: “This is the reverse of what Ron Dennis did with [architect] Norman Foster, with the McLaren Technology Centre. “This is a business, this is factories, and a campus, fit for purpose to match the DNA, and the culture of ourselves, of our history. “The purpose what it’s been built for is to be able to be efficient, and to be streamlined. And again have everybody sitting side-by-side under one roof. “This is taking into consideration the new financial regulations, and also taking into consideration where we believe this sport will be going in the future. “So we can build more bays if we want, we can shrink too: but not by shrinking the size of the building, but moving people closer together. This is a building that will truly represent our image, our culture and our DNA.” PLUS: How Stroll plans to build Aston Martin into F1 world champions Stroll is clear that without pushing on with the new factory, then Aston Martin would have been left struggling to keep up with the progress that he wants to see on track. “With the current factory, it would have really been difficult,” he said. “We’re right now adding these temporary offices, little buildings that you put down on the ground to house the constantly growing workforce we have. “The communication isn’t the best because everybody’s dislocated all around various parts of the factory. So, the improvement in communications and research development, in design, it was a necessity. “We could not continue to grow, to the headcount I want to grow to, with the existing premises. Not possible.” Aston Martin Campus Photo by: Aston Martin Racing But beyond the clear benefits Stroll sees for Aston Martin staff in having the new campus, what it also makes clear is just how committed he is to the F1 project. With the Silverstone-based team having run through a series of owners in its times since Eddie Jordan sold out – under its Midland, Spyker and Force India eras – Stroll says he intends to be around for the long haul. “This is a long term investment,” he said. “No offence to any of my predecessors, none of them have my history or the track record of the successes I had. “I’m clearly passionate about this. This is a great business opportunity. I see Formula 1, as a business value of each individual team, significantly appreciating in the years to come. “It’s not any different to any other sports assets, if you look at an NFL football team for example. Ten years ago, an NFL football team was worth a billion dollars, but today you can’t buy a franchise for less than $4 or $5 billion. So this is a long term plan. “This is something I plan on being involved with, because I’m still a young man, I believe I am at least, for many, many years to come. You don’t make this kind of investment, and this plan, to retreat in any way, shape or form.” And, while Liberty’s F1 era will be defined by its attempts to level the playing field on the grid in terms of finances and performance, Stroll is clear that there is still no cut-price way to the front of the grid. If you want to come out on top in F1, you need to dig into your pockets. Lawrence Stroll, Owner, Aston Martin F1 Photo by: Glenn Dunbar / Motorsport Images “I think money always talks very loud, doesn’t it? And It will continue to,” he said. “We all know about the budget cap, and we also are all very realistic of all these exclusions, not included in the budget cap. “For us, this campus was long overdue. Again Covid costs us two years, otherwise we’d already be completed, or close to completion. “But in order to compete to win, which is what I am here for, this tool is 100% needed. “What you need to win, is you need the right leadership and vision, which I believe I bring. You need to finances to be able to afford it, you need the best people in the industry, and you need to give them the best tools and processes. “We already have a lot of great people, but this is delivering the tools and the processes in order to recruit the ones we don’t have. “Plus I can give them my guidance, and the senior management team’s guidance and leadership, in order to fulfil all of our dreams.” shares comments
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Aston Martin says reported Vettel F1 deal doubts are “100% nonsense”

The four-time world champion is in talks with Aston Martin to finalise an extension of the long-term deal that was originally signed for the start of this season. With the terms of the contract requiring options to be taken up on both sides to roll into its second year, the two parties need to finalise certain aspects before the deal is set in stone. But the delays in sorting matters out with Vettel have prompted talk that there could be sticking points in the discussions, and that could mean them not getting the contract across the line. Speaking at the Italian Grand Prix about those suggestions, Aston Martin team principal Otmar Szafnauer was adamant that there was nothing to worry about – and said his outfit was so relaxed about matters that it was not looking at alternative scenarios. “Absolutely 100% nonsense,” said Szafnauer about suggestions of there being tension in the discussions with Vettel. “We don’t have a plan B. He doesn’t have a plan B. There is absolutely zero friction. You can ask him, and I am confident he will say he absolutely loves it here. It’s just a matter of working out some of the details.” Sebastian Vettel, Aston Martin AMR21 Photo by: Charles Coates / Motorsport Images Szafnauer explained that the delay in finalising the deal was simply down to the nature of complicated F1 contracts, and the need to agree on the tiniest of clauses. “It was a multi-year deal, but there are options on both sides,” he explained. “So when you have options on both sides, then there’s some details that you negotiate up to the deadline of your time window. That’s exactly what’s happening now. “We’re just having detailed discussions leading up to the point where the option expires. So I think before that happens, we will announce something.” Szafnauer expects the new Vettel contract to be announced before the Russian Grand Prix, and was clear that if Aston Martin was pondering a change of drivers it would have opened talks with other candidates. “If there was any doubt in our minds, then in July, when all these other people were thinking about: ‘oh should I go to Williams or should I go to Alfa Romeo’, or all that kind of stuff, we would have been having those conversations. But we didn’t.” shares comments
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Aston Martin: F1 reverse grid sprints a “slippery slope” to F2

A far from exciting sprint qualifying at the Italian Grand Prix led to criticisms from fans, some drivers and team bosses about the current format not working. But, as revealed by Autosport on Thursday, one possibility under consideration for 2022 is to move away from using the sprint race to decide the grid for Sunday. Instead, the Saturday sprint event could become completely standalone – with potentially a reverse grid based on championship position and more points on offer. The idea for that has come from drivers who, following talks with F1 chiefs, said they felt the sprint race did not offer enough reward nor have enough jeopardy. But Szafnauer has made it clear that Aston Martin would be against any move for a reverse grid format – and fears that F1 risks devaluing itself if it goes down the gimmick route. “I will support what the fans deem to be entertaining,” he said, when asked by Autosport for his views on the standalone sprint idea. “However I think reverse grid in F1 is a big, big departure from what this sport was always about. And I personally wouldn’t want us to have this sprint race on Saturday turned into a slippery slope to becoming Formula 2. “If that’s what the fans want, then I’m wrong, and let’s do what the fans want. But I don’t think Formula 1, the pinnacle of motorsport, should start entertaining weight penalties, reverse grids, all that kind of stuff.” Otmar Szafnauer, Team Principal and CEO, Aston Martin F1, in the Press Conference Photo by: FIA Pool Mercedes boss Toto Wolff, whose team was key in blocking a push a few years to introduce reverse grid races on Saturday, says his opinion on the matter has not changed either. “I remain in the same position, it’s diluting the DNA of the sport of a meritocracy,” he said. “I think sprint races were worth a try – I’m not sure if we will keep them. “But reverse grids can be done in junior formulas, where you want to see the overtaking ability of drivers. It’s not something we should even come close to in Formula 1.” But not everyone is against the reverse grid idea, as long as the Saturday sprint did not have an impact on the grid on Sunday. McLaren’s Lando Norris reckoned if the sprint was a complete standalone then a reverse grid could be possible. “If it’s a reverse grid that means something for the championship, I’m not a fan of that, even in the junior categories,” he said. “But for just something more exciting, something more fun for the fans, I think that’s great. “It is more of a challenge for us and the team, and then we can leave that aside for Sunday when we have the main race. “So we have that extra bit of excitement in the middle of Saturday that’s kept separate, which I think is the most important thing.” shares comments
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Aston Martin, Alpine fined for Italian GP qualifying pitlane incident

With the slipstream so important for a quick lap around Monza, teams were eager in Friday evening’s session to try to stay close together to maximise the tow. It meant that at the end of Q2, there was a rush for the pit exit as teams released their cars together in the final shootout spot for the top 10 grid places for the sprint. In the frantic scramble to get out, a number of cars were released into the path of others. Sebastian Vettel emerged from the pits alongside team-mate Lance Stroll and had to drive around a team mechanic, which put him on a collision course with Lewis Hamilton, who had to swerve to avoid contact. Then, moments later, one of Esteban Ocon’s crew was judged to have moved into a dangerous position in the pitlane as he signalled for the Frenchman to leave the pits. Following an investigation by the stewards, both teams were found guilty of unsafe releases and handed a financial penalty. Carlos Sainz Jr., Ferrari SF21, Sebastian Vettel, Aston Martin AMR21, and others in the pit lane Photo by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images On the Vettel penalty the stewards said: “Several cars were released into the pitlane at the same time. “The driver of Car 5 (Vettel) was released by his team, but at the same time the team’s other car was also being released. This caused Car 5 to move towards the fast lane when Car 44 (Hamilton) was passing and Car 44 had to take avoiding action to avoid an incident.” On Ocon, the stewards added: “The team member of Car 31 (Ocon) who was responsible for releasing Car 31 stepped back into the pitlane, close to the fast lane into the path of Car 5. “While the Stewards accept that members of other teams also stepped this far into the pitlane, they did not obstruct another car and were not in a particularly dangerous situation. In the case of Car 31 the Stewards determined that this was an unsafe act.” shares comments
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