Silverstone: Formula One's governing body tweaked the safety car rules before Sunday's British Grand Prix to prevent a repeat of last month's controversies in Valencia.
Ferrari slammed that race as 'false', while their double world champion Fernando Alonso called it 'manipulated' after McLaren's Lewis Hamilton suffered no meaningful punishment for illegally passing the safety car.
The stewards took so long to reach a decision that championship leader Hamilton was able to take the eventual drive-through penalty without losing position and finished second. Alonso, who had been right behind him, ended up eighth.
The International Automobile Federation (FIA) said in a statement that they had discussed matters at Silverstone on Friday and after further thought decided to change the manner in which the car is deployed.
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