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Power problems behind start/restart issues at the Monaco GP

Power problems behind start/restart issues at the Monaco GP

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Initially putting it down to safety, Race Control’s issues getting Sunday’s Monaco Grand Prix going were compounded by a power outage.

There was confusion at the start of the Monte Carlo race as the rain came down; the drivers sat on the grid waiting for the formation lap.

That resulted in two delays, the formation lap eventually going off at 3:16pm local time but that coincided with a heavy downpour, the drivers doing two laps behind the Safety Car before lining up in pit lane.

A 45-minute delay followed.

That was due to a power outage that caused the starting systems to fail, the heavy rain having played havoc with the power supply.

Race Control had hoped to make it a standing start but weren’t able to because of the outage so when the race did get going just after 4pm local time, it was a rolling start.

The FIA confirmed that the late rolling restart was “primarily…

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