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Fans Enjoyed Formula One Team Just Gaffer Taping Up Issue During Azerbaijan Grand Prix

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Fans Enjoyed Formula One Team Just Gaffer Taping Up Issue During Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Formula One might be a big money sport all about incredible engineering innovation but when it comes down to it, nothing is as effective as gaffer tape.

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Some people don't really consider F1 to be a sport, because they believe it's all about the science and design of the cars rather than the competitors driving them.

There's no doubt that the team behind the cars, and the designs they come up with are extremely important, as Lewis Hamilton's struggles this season will at least partially attest to.

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However, not every problem in life is given a multi million pound budget and a bunch of time to fix, and sometimes you just need to stick some tape over your issue and hope you make it to the end.

That's exactly what happened to Yuki Tsunoda on Sunday afternoon at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, in Baku, following an orange and black flag warned him there was an issue with his car.

The Japanese driver had to go into the pits to have the problem sorted and when there the pit crew could only apply some gaffer tape to the rear wing and send him back on his way, much to the amusement of the fans.

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Unfortunately for Tsundo, whilst it kept the fans entertained, the incident occured in the 39th lap of 51, with the driver running in an impressive sixth place.

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However the need to come into the pits dropped him down to 12th and he ended up finishing in 13th place, out of the points when a top 10 finish had previously looked certain.

He wasn't the only one to suffer from issues when in a good position, with pole sitter Charles Leclerc being forced to retire whilst leading the race, after more issues with his car.

The Ferrari driver has started the race from the front in the past four races now, but has been unable to turn any of them into race wins.

It's been through a failure of team strategy and reliability issues and the Monegasque driver is now 34 points behind championship leader Max Verstappen, after the Red Bull driver won in Baku.

Featured Image Credit: Sky Sports

Topics: Formula 1, Azerbaijan

Ryan Sidle
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