Why Don't F1 Cars Refuel?

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    Formula 1 cars used to have refuelling in races, but why do they not do this anymore?
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Jesse Rexroad
Jesse Rexroad

cleared up. ...hrmn. Cleared up? Yeh. Thank you for clearing that all up. I know it’s a question I’ve had since finishing up the 3rd season of that racing show. I doubt Driving to Survive really brought the subject up.

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Matt Bates
Matt Bates

A million dollars per team per year? So like, the cost of one set of wheels? Seems like money savings is pretty insignificant.

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Gonn Givdgn
Gonn Givdgn

F1 it’s completely dull now

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Henric Carlsson
Henric Carlsson

They don't refuel anymore?

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Gonn Givdgn
Gonn Givdgn

Too dramatic and entertaining, better to make it the most lane sport ever

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Adelaide
Adelaide

I feel like there aren’t enough pit stops :/ maybe we should only have the choice between super soft tires and ultras. I would like to see more of the team involved. More strategy. At the moment it’s 95% driving which means it’s all on the driver. I’d like for the team to be more involved

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This Guy
This Guy

The reason I don't watch F1 anymore. Was so much more interesting with refueling

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Malcolm Gambrill
Malcolm Gambrill

Bring back dual tyre supply and the more durable rubber, start the race with enough fuel to be able to make every lap flat out (fuel management crap). F1 used to be about build the best car and put the best driver you can afford in it then race for the win. Remove the limited numbers of engines and gearboxes, but don't allow them to use separate qualifying ones. Financially if you can't afford the cost go play something else, pay the top drivers less and put the sponsor money back into the cars. The basis of the car should be as simple as "Here is a box, your car must fit in it." and "Your minimum weight is xxx.xx and your maximum is xxx.xx"

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Nitin Kumar
Nitin Kumar

3:42 Old Christian Horner looking back at his redbull days for ya'll

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mastermnd
mastermnd

Wait....are you telling me that F1 races happen in a single tank of gas?!

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Gilles van Zeebroeck
Gilles van Zeebroeck

I thought it was because the FIA was responsible for issuing the refuelling pumps and if due to some technical malfunction they would directly influence the outcome of the race?

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K K
K K

It’s been 10 years since I stopped watching F1 and didn’t even know refueling is now banned. It certainly made/broke the race in many occasions back in the day.

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Dark manX2
Dark manX2

Because if you worth told the truth about engineering technology you just wouldn't believe it........ vapour technology

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Paul Ivy II
Paul Ivy II

I really want to like or love F1 but only the starts and re-starts are entertaining.. the rest is simply to spread out and boring.

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Lixuskzs
Lixuskzs

Why they banned refuel? Because they couldn't control so much who is gonna win, like nowdays.

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Muhammad Nur Akbar
Muhammad Nur Akbar

F1 : *banning refueling because it's dangerous Nascar : *trying to figure out how to make refuelling safe

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That Spicy Black Guy
That Spicy Black Guy

i would like to see the real tire names back

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Ingmar Van olffen
Ingmar Van olffen

I just think about jos verstappen

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Alvaro Perez
Alvaro Perez

you need to mention the green policies, the hybrid era and the 1.6L engines that are more efficient, all stupid marketing strategies to be "greener" but important as now you can fit enough petrol for the entire race

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Marcoz588
Marcoz588

Bring it back. Keep the Q2 tyre rule, but make Q3 cars have to qualify on the fuel they will start the race on. That would really set the cats among the pigeons!

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Generic Internetter
Generic Internetter

The most obvious point is that cars passing each other due to pit stops is just boring. It's much more exciting to see them overtake on the track.

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GuyI9000
GuyI9000

I feel like it really added excitement to the race

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Simon S
Simon S

I also think that refueling is up to date anymore. It's now about the hybrid engine and reliability, so getting fuel doesn't really makes sense in this context...

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Master Robotnik
Master Robotnik

=NEED RETURN REFUELINGS ............THOSE WERE BROUGHT DOWN TO HUMILIATE THOSE WHO WERE MOSTLY OKAY WITH THIS NO SAFETY WAS REAL REASON

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junilog
junilog

I was a big fan of F1 when I was a kid and remember watching Massa's incident like it was yesterday. I recently started watching F1 again and everything looks so much nicer nowadays, cars with their halo, no refueling so pit stops are sub 2s or even less, and uhh... Kimi and Alonso still racing

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among us
among us

MONG US

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Mechanically Creative
Mechanically Creative

Because gasoline is explosive. That would be my guess. Burning to death probably sucks, just ask that Jordanian pilot.

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Michael Trumph
Michael Trumph

It was banned cause the people running FIA are complete idiots

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DARREN WANG
DARREN WANG

Why not refuel usinf jerry cans? Saves costs from having expensive machines

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D Doiron
D Doiron

100kg of fuel is about 135 liters. Tracks average 305km. So F1 cars do about 6 or 7 mpg.

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Willem Vandessel
Willem Vandessel

Yes i would love to see them refueling again.. but its not going to happend .. i gues...

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Robert Riemer
Robert Riemer

I'm disgusted with the way F1 has turned into the "Mercedes Show".

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Nelson Ramos
Nelson Ramos

The video is misleading. First, it's totally incorrect to say refueling would not bring anything new to F1, because it is assuming that the tank would be exactly the same as now. If they would bring back refuelling , the tank would obviously be smaller, so the lap times would definitely be way better. Second, it would bring more strategy to the race, so it would definitely bring more emotion and challenge. It is totally wrong to say refuelling did not make any difference. The devil is in the details. I thought people who made this video would be smarter to notice these little things...

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Sofia with an 'f'
Sofia with an 'f'

Me reading the title: Because f*cking _fire???_

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Dave Foreman
Dave Foreman

Because F1 teams apparently aren’t talented enough to change tires & fuel both. That’s the only real answer.

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heylo lp
heylo lp

I'd still think it be fun if the Teams had to do their Qualifying runs on racefuel nowadays in Q2 atleast this would force teams to make a strategy call on Saturday that could make or break the race already Does a Team go lighter making them faster in Quali and forcing them to manage the load in the race Or do they fill up more sacrificing Qualifying in favour of pushing more in the race Probably would benefit from having points for Quali tho

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Marco Monges
Marco Monges

Refueling? Yes, please.

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Miguel Fernandes
Miguel Fernandes

Just bring back the grid girls if you want major improvements in F1! 🔥😍

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Tauno Kekkonen
Tauno Kekkonen

I think it was banned because they want to be totally entertainment-free by 2030. Next up, overtaking.

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chenenzejackson
chenenzejackson

Bring back one-lap qualifying. That will mix up the grid, save cost and make things more exciting

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Concetta Pineiro
Concetta Pineiro

Yes

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GamerZone07
GamerZone07

2:54 Ferrari: How much fuel do you need Michael?? Schumi: Yes.

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TaeNy35v
TaeNy35v

To be honest... I didn't realize that they've never been refueling..

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Scott Nurse
Scott Nurse

Yes

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Orion 77
Orion 77

How the f are they supposed to finish the race if they don't refuel???? Its not like those things have good miles per gallon......

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Niko
Niko

it is the regulations that they aren’t allowed to refuel.No need to watch this vid anymore.

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Gourav Singh Tomar
Gourav Singh Tomar

Formula E is all in solution package💯👀

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Prince Phoenix
Prince Phoenix

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N Crawford
N Crawford

I don't give a fuck about the FIA I don't give a fuck about the EPA

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kittisaurus_dd
kittisaurus_dd

safety???? base on what measurement? how many people was die during pitstop? if all we're all thinking is safety, don't go high speed then. most if not all dead cause by high speed or wall. oh yeah i have an idea how about F1 without wall for safety sake..

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Lemonade
Lemonade

bring back refuelling , god i hate the super long cars

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5ri v47h54n
5ri v47h54n

Never knew refueling was banned...

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Bing Yiu
Bing Yiu

V8 & V10 !!!!!!!!!

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Chuck
Chuck

I was at the Long Beach Grand Prix with Rodger Penske and his crew. I saw a fueling crew member for Mario get Ethenal on himself and it ignited. He's waving his hands running around like a chicken with no head. No one could see the flames, he was lit up. Poor guy they finally used a extinguisher on him. It was horrid.

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Javier Salomón Cruz Lastra
Javier Salomón Cruz Lastra

I'd rather have "safety" in the front... Regards from Tabasco, México [Land of The Olmecs]!

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M Watson
M Watson

Stupid question.

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Farrukh Zain
Farrukh Zain

when hydrogen comes into play. they will bring it back.

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Thom K
Thom K

Me before watching: This'll be because of all of those times a racer drove off with the fuel line stuck in his car or they pulled the hose out while the fuel was still flowing causing fires, right? Me after watching: Pretty much that plus money plus no real impact on race results.

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deeez00
deeez00

Gimmicks work on casual fans. So make a course with a couple of ramps for shortcuts and you'll get wide range of appeal. However, your hardcore fans will hate you if you do it. 🤣

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Gabe Collins
Gabe Collins

Tires was spelt wrong

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Gabe Collins
Gabe Collins

So once the fuel is gone they just scrap the f1 car?

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prabha
prabha

It is not safe

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kanibar15
kanibar15

So what do they do if they run out? How did they make the tank smaller and ban refueling? Why would a small tank not need to be refueled but the previous big tanks did need refueling(

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MisterMeister
MisterMeister

Short Answer: EU Emissions Regulation

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Irregular Tangent
Irregular Tangent

They should bring back the v8 and v10...but in the name of efficiency F1 is not what is use to be that's why fans are falling off with this sport. I followed it when micheal, prost, senna were around the track so the golden era is gone behind us

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Chaka Williams
Chaka Williams

Much self explanatory

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Siniset
Siniset

In one way refuelling reduced strategy options: 1. You can't go anywhere without fuel 2. As refuel stop made car slower, it didn't make any sense to stop early

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kittisaurus_dd
kittisaurus_dd

newbie.... or as they said you're casual fan.

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thomas Burke
thomas Burke

Re fuel needs to return .. lower the the amount onboard to say 50 kg. Force the teams to gravity feed dead man switch equiped nascar style containers that only hold 25kg of fuel.. when its attached to the car it kills the engine . Only when the can is removed is when you can re-start the car.

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Dustin White
Dustin White

And your part of the reason they're becoming cookie cutter cars. NOT EVERYTHING IN LIFE IS EQUAL OR FAIR!!!! JUST LET THEM RACE!!!

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Γεώργιος Παπαδόπουλος
Γεώργιος Παπαδόπουλος

I want refuel back.

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Motorsportgaming20
Motorsportgaming20

I would just like to see more pitstops in F1 races.

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Grande V
Grande V

Personally I loved the refueling era. The whole lot added to the complexity of the strategy and ever evolving tactics required to win this

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Check Mate
Check Mate

I think Formula E should allow battery swapping.

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Rek Dem
Rek Dem

Stop with the stupid memes

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M S
M S

Did the whole team get fired after the Verstappen incident or just the refuelling guy?

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Phuck Hugh
Phuck Hugh

Electric cars will replace these and it won;t be as loud.

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Thomas farquhar
Thomas farquhar

It's called Formula E bro

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Julio Cabrera
Julio Cabrera

They could have a quick charger that replenishes the battery while the car is stopped + Fuel. Engineering is F1. Would be awesome.

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Jason Gantner
Jason Gantner

Because high electric power and flammable materials mix so well, it's more literal rocket engineering that would be needed

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Chaileeportraits _
Chaileeportraits _

For the fact that he is using kikos. Instead of liters 100kg = 100 L right?

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Dah G Man
Dah G Man

I thought they didn't do it anymore buy I was under the impression no one caired about it do they just didn't shoe it anymore 😂

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Gaston Maqueda
Gaston Maqueda

The beginning of the end of the F1 They destroy the strategy

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Nandowz Mhlongo
Nandowz Mhlongo

F1 is still confusing.

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Bob Stover
Bob Stover

Meanwhile NASCAR figured out how to refuel safely, to keep it in the mix.

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Michael Spencer
Michael Spencer

Well to get back to the real question asked.................... yes..... refueling will add a lot more passing and strategy which is what makes racing more fun to watch and coming front a drivers perspective ..........No.... because a driver doesn't want to give the pit crew the chance to screw up his race on the other hand the pit crew could help him if he's in the middle or back of the pack or stuck behind someone who is blocking him .

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Hicknopunk
Hicknopunk

Yes, i want refueling to come back.

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Jason Hong
Jason Hong

They don't refuel? Wat about the qualifer that req fuel and how they mess other team mind in race on how much fuel they have? Am I losing myself? Can anyone explain to me what is going on? I don't watch f1, I did when I was young. but how can it not have refueling? So now if they race how they refuel? They have new technology or run on battery? What is going on? How they finish all laps?

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Darren Bragg
Darren Bragg

No

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RailGunner66
RailGunner66

I'm all for more strategy as long as safety is kept in mind

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MutsukiAZ
MutsukiAZ

I have played F1 2005 on my PSP for over a decade now and it’s funny how refuelling still existed back then so it was a part of the pit stop animations

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The Legacy
The Legacy

You should do a video on when tire changes were banned and were brought back in the long run. And thank God they did.

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Baronstone
Baronstone

F1 races are so short, can it really be called racing?

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Ricky Barber
Ricky Barber

Racing has become a job today. Rules keep getting changed, regulations keep getting crazier, what equipment you can use. Screw being in the race, just sit back and watch it. I use to race simple dirt track, but rules and regulations was already changing when I started racing. The worst thing was, when another driver confronted you because you won and he thought you had a illegal engine, you had a choice of losing what ever position you won (usually first place) or go to the pill box and pull the heads off so the driver complaining and judge could see the pistons and valves. If you proved you had a legal engine, you kept your place, but wasn't compensated for your teardown. That was the early 80's.

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Salty Fox
Salty Fox

Must be short races.

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spike001ton
spike001ton

So why not fuel cars like NASCAR does

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HettyBrah
HettyBrah

Neither of these reasons are all that convincing when other series with much smaller budgets like IndyCar are able to refuel with little to no incidents.

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Tom Lee
Tom Lee

Thats why i dont watch F1 anymore.

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kim kim
kim kim

Damn it’s like F1 cars buy jet fuel from NASA

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Александр Потокин
Александр Потокин

Oh, your British accent, your British frases. I didn't get a half you say and still curious why it was banned 🤣

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MartinArscott1
MartinArscott1

cost, safety, and the fact it dissuaded drivers from making on track overtakes, they just waited for the pitstop instead

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TENNSUMITSUMA
TENNSUMITSUMA

...so if they don't refuel, what happens when they run out of fuel?!

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oneeyednarn
oneeyednarn

Watching a driver allow himself to be overtaken in order to save fuel has to be one of the most depressing scenes in modern F1.

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Beta Upgrade
Beta Upgrade

if they wish to watch refuieling let them watch nascar, i watch formula one to watch the actual damn race

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faded gam3r
faded gam3r

Wasnt it banned back in the 10s?

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