What happens if there is a false start?

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Once all the cars are in their respective grid box, the starting procedure starts.

Cars are fitted with transponders that detect any movement before the lights go out – and a false start may result in the race being stopped and the cars lined up for a restart. 

Any driver who deliberately or repetitively jumps the start may be penalised with a five or ten-second penalty or a drive-through, depending on the advantage gained.

Pastor Maldonado – not actually a false start. Pastor’s reflexes were so good he got the jump on the entire grid…
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