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Drivers set for talks to avoid repeat of Mugello madness

Drivers set for talks to avoid repeat of Mugello madness

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Drivers set for talks to avoid repeat of Mugello madness

Drivers set for talks to avoid repeat of Mugello madness

Formula 1's drivers are poised to discuss the madness that unfolded at Mugello in the hope of avoiding a repeat of the restart incident in the future.

The success of the inaugural Tuscan Grand Prix was overshadowed by a four-car pile-up along the start-finish straight that followed an early safety car restart.

The stewards were forced to hand warnings to 12 of the 18 drivers remaining on track at the time as they were unable to pin the blame on a particular individual.

There have since been numerous suggestions as to how to prevent such an incident again, with FIA race director and safety delegate Michael Masi set to hear the views of the drivers during Friday's briefing ahead of this weekend's Russian Grand Prix.

"What happened at Mugello is something I hope we never see again in a race," said McLaren driver Carlos Sainz.

"As I said before, the most important thing is that everyone left unharmed, but I’m sure we will discuss it all together again in Russia to understand what happened and agree on how we can avoid it in the future."

Haas team principal Guenther Steiner has suggested a restart zone, similar as is used in NASCAR, with the likelihood the matter will also be discussed at a future meeting of the Sporting Working Group.

Driver Romain Grosjean has suggested a restart from the safety car line, while team-mate Kevin Magnussen simply feels a change to the restart procedure will suffice.

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