A spectacular pile-up occurred at the Grand Prix of Tuscany at the end of the sixth lap of the race after a long period under Safety Car, precisely following another big collision at the start. Leader Valtteri Bottas, however, maintained a moderate pace for as long as possible at the restart in order to avoid giving aspiration to his teammate Lewis Hamilton in the pit straight, which is more than a kilometer long. Others accelerated again as soon as they came out of the last corner, causing a monumental accident which forced Carlos Sainz, Nicholas Latifi, Kevin Magnussen and Antonio Giovinazzi to retire.

disagree with such a theory. “I was told ‘the safety car will go in at the end of the lap’, but the others kept driving like there was another lap left, so I thought maybe there was a misunderstanding between the team and me, that we might go for another round. ““data-reactid =” 22 “>“I watched the video a bit. Clearly the safety car lights were turned off much later in this race than we are used to.”, claims, while race director Michael Masi is disagree with such a theory. “I was told ‘the safety car will come in at the end of the lap’, but the others kept driving like there was another lap left, so I thought maybe there was a misunderstanding between the team and me, that we might go for another round. “

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As for, who saw his race end prematurely in this frightening accident, he believes that an earlier extinction of the lights of the safety car would not have changed anything on this circuit, because of the length of the straight line stands.