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      04-22-2021, 06:07 PM   #193
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Originally Posted by yco View Post
actually there is a thin and a bit confusing line between in very similar situations..

Kimi went off on formation lap but he didnt take the position back.. and he got a penalty..

in Max's case.. since the race was red flagged its basically a formation lap.. and he could get back his position until SC line at the pit entry..

this is what Masi said about it..

"After a suspension, it is considered a race lap but in the same sort of principles as a formation lap," Masi explained. "So if a car was out of position, it would be like a formation lap in that they can regain that position as long as it's before Safety Car line one. That's the general principle."

sounds a bit confusing but actually simple..

formation lap = you can take your position back..
under SC = you cant take back your position..
Simple yet still confuses people and teams. Kimi wanted to take his place back and the team told him not to.

I read somewhere that since Kimi didn't take his place back he was supposed to enter pit lane and start from there ....hence the 30 second penalty.

Found it: Explanation below:

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