Insight: The checks F1 made before its first standing restart

After years of fans being unhappy that the spectacle of an F1 start was too often taken away when wet conditions forced the safety car to come in to play, as long ago as 2017 the rules were changed to allow the option for a standing start in such circumstances.
Amazingly, the weather at races had meant F1 steered clear of such a scenario coming in to play before the Hockenheim event.
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