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Loose wheel to result team handed a 10-place grid penalty



article-0-1AB4DD80000005DC-288_634x406Teams will be hit by a ten-place grid penalty if their car is released without properly attached all four wheels (unsafe release).

The FOM cameraman injured by Webber’s wheel hit during German Grand Prix, the sport raises the pit-lane safety after this latest incident.

The new rule released following team bosses met at the Hungaroring on Thursday evening and decided that loose wheel will result in the team receiving a ten-place grid penalty at the following race. Formerly teams had been fined for the unsafe release of a car.

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