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8:29

Norris finds it “unacceptable”

No restart in sight, so the McLaren driver took the time to tweet in which he described the situation as “unacceptable”. “How could that happen?” he wants to know.

“In this situation we lost a life a few years ago. We risk our lives, especially in such conditions,” he recalled. “We want to run,” she clarifies. But obviously not like that.

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8:24

Investigation of Gasly

Meanwhile, the FIA ​​has now officially launched an investigation into Gasly, according to which the Frenchman was too fast under the red flag and that after the accident he had still reached 250 km / h.

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8:18

Bianchi’s father speaks

Jules Bianchi’s father, Philippe, has since commented on the accident and wrote on social media: “No respect for the rider’s life, no respect for Jules’ memory. Incredible.” He clear words to the FIA.

In the meantime, we can definitely say goodbye to the thought that there will be full points today. Because there is no new start time yet. Let’s see if he’s still driving.

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8:06

investigation

The FIA ​​has now announced that it will investigate the situation with Gasly and the crane after the race. Whenever there will be, because there is no new start time yet.

And time goes by, less than two hours to go.

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8:04

Sainz doesn’t understand

In any case, Carlos Sainz has no understanding for the crane on the track. “I don’t know if people understand it. But even behind the safety car it goes from 100 to 150 km / h”, explains the Spaniard.

Just “a little aquaplaning” or a little carelessness because you have to adjust something on the steering wheel, “then it’s over”, says Sainz, who makes it clear that it was not absolutely necessary to use the crane.

“If there is still a red flag, why take the risk?” Sainz said.

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7:57

FIA declaration

Meanwhile, the FIA ​​released a statement about the crane accident and said Gasly drove “at high speed” to reach the safety car.

The red flag had already been shown before Gasly was there with the crane. In other words, blame it on Gasly.

In fact, the images confirm it was already red when Gasly passed the crane. However, the red flag only came a second or two earlier.

So Gasly should have slowed down? Presumably. However, the question remains as to why the risk was taken of deploying the crane so quickly.

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7:52

Race postponed

Apparently the race management has now listened to Seidl and Co. The start of the race is postponed. “FOR THE RESTART WILL BE GIVEN A NOTICE OF MINIMUM 10 MINUTES”, says the race director.

Means: Wait at least another ten minutes. But it’s probably the right decision, because Seidl also reminds us that “safety is obviously the top priority”.

“And at the moment it is simply impossible to lead a race in terms of visibility,” he stresses once again.

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7:48

Seidl: We were lucky!

A few minutes ago, McLaren team boss Andreas Seidl told ‘Sky’: “The weather forecast we have says it won’t stop raining like this and it will stay that way for some time with intensity.”

“I have to say this right away [bin ich] very, very pessimistic about starting a race. You have to say very clearly that it’s not safe to drive a race at the moment, “says Seidl, explaining that you were lucky before.

“I think we have to be happy that nothing happened on the first lap, with Carlos on the other side of the track. It was pure luck that no one on the side took him full throttle,” said Seidl.

However, there will be a new attempt in two minutes.

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