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What is Halo in F1? How the device works and when it arrived as Zhou Guanyu says it saved him in a British GP accident

The Chinese F1 star's car overturned on the first corner and crashed into a fence right in front of the spectators (Author: Gardener)

Halo in F1Alfa Romeo driver Zhou Guanyu suffered a horrific accident on the first lap of Sunday's British Grand Prix. The 23-year-old Chinese F1 star's car overturned on the first corner and spiraled off the track before crashing into a tire barrier and then a fence directly in front of the spectators. Zhou received the all-clear from the medics at Silverstone. The race was abandoned when Zhou was taken away in an ambulance after being helped out of his car. Replays suggest the incident was caused by Yuki Tsunoda grazing George Russell's rear left tire, causing the Mercedes driver to crash into Zhou and overturn the Alfa Romeo. It also appeared as if Zhou's protective roll bar was crushed during the incident, but the halo held on. The Halo device has saved F1 drivers from horrific accidents in the past - most notably Romain Grosjean after his crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix in November 2020. The Halo device is a titanium tripartite protection system that sits over the driver's head. It protects drivers in collisions and from flying debris. Launched in 2018, the safety bar is developed independently from the 10 teams in the sport by three FIA-approved manufacturers. The FIA ​​claims the Halo is strong enough to "support the weight of two African elephants and tough enough to deflect a large, full suitcase when traveling at 225 km/h (140 mph)". As well as playing a huge role in protecting Zhou and Grojsean, the device was credited with saving Charles Leclerc's life at Spa in 2018 when Fernando Alonso's airlaunched McLaren crashed on top of his Sauber. Despite its obvious safety benefits - FIA tests showed it improved a driver's chances of surviving a crash by 17 per cent - the introduction of the halo was controversial. Lewis Hamilton first described it as the "worst looking modification" in F1 history, while three-time world champion and former Mercedes non-executive chairman Niki Lauda, ​​himself a survivor of a horrific accident, said: "There's 100 per cent a better solution than the halo. The halo destroys the DNA of an F1 car. Nonetheless, the FIA ​​pushed for its introduction, citing the deaths of several drivers in various formulas over the past decade. "In car-to-environment tests, it was found that in many cases the Halo was able to prevent contact of the helmet with a wall or obstacle, using a sample of previous incidents as a reference," said the FIA Introducing a strong defense of the Halo. "Finally, in the case of external objects, it was found that the halo successfully deflected large objects from the cockpit environment and also demonstrated increased net protection against small debris." Despite initial criticism, many motorists are now speaking of the benefits of the halo. Grosjean himself was initially skeptical about the device. "I wasn't in favor of the Halo a few years ago but I think it's the best thing we've brought to Formula 1 and without it I wouldn't be able to speak to you today," he said from hospital after his accident. Hamilton said after Grosjean's fall: "I'm just so grateful that the halo worked and the barrier didn't knock Romain's head off. It's a stark reminder that this is a dangerous sport. "This crash was massive and the safety reminds us of the great work that has been done but more needs to be done so as a sport we will continue to work on it."

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Carlos Sainz takes his maiden win in dramatic British GP after Zhou Guanyu crash

Sainz uses softer tires to overtake Ferrari teammate Leclerc and fend off Sergio Perez and home favorite Lewis Hamilton (Author: Gardener)

Carlos SainzSILVERSTONE – Carlos Sainz is finally a race winner in his 150th Grand Prix. And for Ferrari on top of that at Silverstone. If there can be two winners in a day of brilliant racing, then throw a laurel garland around the neck of Lewis Hamilton, who was heading for an unlikely first win of a desperate season with 15 laps to go. The appearance of the safety car after Esteban Ocon's retirement changed the dynamics abruptly, condensing the field and sending Hamilton back into the fray against faster cars on fresh tires with nine laps to go. He immediately lost third place to Sergio Perez's Red Bull and would spend the next few laps in a dogfight with Checo and Charles Leclerc for last place on the podium. When they tore up the design manual late last year, it was for that very purpose, to put wheel-to-wheel racing back at the heart of the company. The slice and thrust with which Hamilton jumped from fourth to second and back to fourth in five corners served as a reminder to the rapidly growing Netflix audience that the real drama happens on the track, not in the garage. At the front, Sainz was clearly on soft rubber and couldn't be caught. Perez, who eventually dropped to 16th after damaging his front wing on the restart after a chaotic opening, was secure in second place, allowing Hamilton to catch Leclerc on aging tires for that third podium of the season. The fastest lap he set on death earned him 16 points, his biggest haul in 2022. For a driver who's spent the first nine races fighting to be a second off the pace, that felt like one reborn experience, even more so as he walked into the cinematic embrace of Tom Cruise, Scientology guru and matinee idol. If you thought the ending was epic, the start was just as impressive, delivering the kind of rubber-necked spectacle only Formula 1 can. The sight of Zhou Guanyu sliding headlong over the gravel, jumping over a barrier and crashing into a safety fence showed the immense risks, the insane courage of the participants and the quality of the safety measures. Without the halo, Zhou would not have tweeted his good health within an hour of impact. Zhou's accident just 21 seconds into the afternoon halted the race for almost an hour. As not all cars had reached the Safety Car 2 reference point when the red flag was raised, which coincides with the end of the pit lane at Silverstone, the race was restarted in starting order, causing Max Verstappen to relinquish the lead as he lifted off the line off and Hamilton went back from third to fifth. Verstappen capitalized on a mistake by Sainz by Chapel to take the lead on lap 11 down the Hangar straight. The momentum of the season screamed "that's it then". Verstappen was in the pits at the end of the next lap after suffering a puncture. And for that he had to fight to the last with Mick Schumacher, who took the consolation of a first point in F1. The fastest car on the track was Hamilton, increasing the chances of a real winner. While the Ferraris were squabbling among themselves, Leclerc in second claiming he was being held up by leader Sainz, Hamilton sped down with a series of purple laps. Ferrari responded by stopping Sainz first after 21 laps. He came out on the hard tire to reach the end. Hamilton now had his sights set on Leclerc, who was sporting a slightly damaged front wing. The tires are still strong, he advised the pit wall. The gap had dropped to less than two seconds. Leclerc pitted at the end of lap 25, allowing Hamilton to pull away at the head of a Grand Prix for the first time since Abu Dhabi in the final race of last season. When he stopped again with 18 laps to go, 142,000 people buckled up for Hammertime. Hamilton congratulated Sainz on a deserved win and praised the crowd for the part they played in a day like few others.

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Carlos Sainz takes his maiden win in dramatic British GP after Zhou Guanyu crash

Sainz uses softer tires to overtake Ferrari teammate Leclerc and fend off Sergio Perez and home favorite Lewis Hamilton (Author: Gardener)

Carlos SainzSILVERSTONE – Carlos Sainz is finally a race winner in his 150th Grand Prix. And for Ferrari on top of that at Silverstone. If there can be two winners in a day of brilliant racing, then throw a laurel garland around the neck of Lewis Hamilton, who was heading for an unlikely first win of a desperate season with 15 laps to go. The appearance of the safety car after Esteban Ocon's retirement changed the dynamics abruptly, condensing the field and sending Hamilton back into the fray against faster cars on fresh tires with nine laps to go. He immediately lost third place to Sergio Perez's Red Bull and would spend the next few laps in a dogfight with Checo and Charles Leclerc for last place on the podium. When they tore up the design manual late last year, it was for that very purpose, to put wheel-to-wheel racing back at the heart of the company. The slice and thrust with which Hamilton jumped from fourth to second and back to fourth in five corners served as a reminder to the rapidly growing Netflix audience that the real drama happens on the track, not in the garage. At the front, Sainz was clearly on soft rubber and couldn't be caught. Perez, who eventually dropped to 16th after damaging his front wing on the restart after a chaotic opening, was secure in second place, allowing Hamilton to catch Leclerc on aging tires for that third podium of the season. The fastest lap he set on death earned him 16 points, his biggest haul in 2022. For a driver who's spent the first nine races fighting to be a second off the pace, that felt like one reborn experience, even more so as he walked into the cinematic embrace of Tom Cruise, Scientology guru and matinee idol. If you thought the ending was epic, the start was just as impressive, delivering the kind of rubber-necked spectacle only Formula 1 can. The sight of Zhou Guanyu sliding headlong over the gravel, jumping over a barrier and crashing into a safety fence showed the immense risks, the insane courage of the participants and the quality of the safety measures. Without the halo, Zhou would not have tweeted his good health within an hour of impact. Zhou's accident just 21 seconds into the afternoon halted the race for almost an hour. As not all cars had reached the Safety Car 2 reference point when the red flag was raised, which coincides with the end of the pit lane at Silverstone, the race was restarted in starting order, causing Max Verstappen to relinquish the lead as he lifted off the line off and Hamilton went back from third to fifth. Verstappen capitalized on a mistake by Sainz by Chapel to take the lead on lap 11 down the Hangar straight. The momentum of the season screamed "that's it then". Verstappen was in the pits at the end of the next lap after suffering a puncture. And for that he had to fight to the last with Mick Schumacher, who took the consolation of a first point in F1. The fastest car on the track was Hamilton, increasing the chances of a real winner. While the Ferraris were squabbling among themselves, Leclerc in second claiming he was being held up by leader Sainz, Hamilton sped down with a series of purple laps. Ferrari responded by stopping Sainz first after 21 laps. He came out on the hard tire to reach the end. Hamilton now had his sights set on Leclerc, who was sporting a slightly damaged front wing. The tires are still strong, he advised the pit wall. The gap had dropped to less than two seconds. Leclerc pitted at the end of lap 25, allowing Hamilton to pull away at the head of a Grand Prix for the first time since Abu Dhabi in the final race of last season. When he stopped again with 18 laps to go, 142,000 people buckled up for Hammertime. Hamilton congratulated Sainz on a deserved win and praised the crowd for the part they played in a day like few others.

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Carlos Sainz wins while Lewis Hamilton is on the podium at Silverstone

F1 British Grand Prix result LIVE: Carlos Sainz wins while Lewis Hamilton is on the podium at Silverstone - The Spaniard triumphed after worrying scenes triggered a red flag following Zhou Guanyu's crash (Author: Gardener)

Carlos SainzSudanese protesters take part in mass rallies in the capital Khartoum to demand an end to military rule. Sudanese protesters take part in mass rallies in the capital Khartoum to demand an end to military rule. At least nine dead in Sudan protest as thousands demonstrate against military rule. At least nine dead in Sudan protest as thousands demonstrate against military rule. At least nine dead in Sudan protest as thousands demonstrate against military rule Military ruler Carlos Sainz won a wild and mad British Grand Prix in which Zhou Guanyu survived a horror first-lap crash and protesters encroached the track at Silverstone. Carlos Sainz won a wild and insane British Grand Prix in which Zhou Guanyu survived a horrific first lap crash and protesters invaded the track at Silverstone. Sainz fought his way past Ferrari team-mate Charles Leclerc in a brilliant 10-lap shootout after a safety car period to claim his maiden Formula One win. Sainz fought his way past Ferrari team-mate Charles Leclerc in a brilliant 10-lap shootout after a safety car period to claim his maiden Formula One win. Sergio Perez was second with Lewis Hamilton third after battling around Leclerc for four laps of the remaining 52 laps. Sergio Perez was second with Lewis Hamilton third after battling around Leclerc for four laps of the remaining 52 laps. Sainz, Perez and Hamilton all picked up fresh tires ahead of the safety car restart but Ferrari left Leclerc on old rubber and the championship challenger was left in no man's land, falling from first to fourth and putting an end to his title hopes on a day that saw Max Verstappen hobble home in seventh after suffering a puncture and damage to his Red Bull bodywork. Sainz, Perez and Hamilton all picked up fresh tires ahead of the safety car restart but Ferrari left Leclerc on old rubber and the championship challenger was left in no man's land, falling from first to fourth and putting an end to his title hopes on a day that saw Max Verstappen hobble home in seventh after suffering a puncture and damage to his Red Bull bodywork. A record crowd of 142,000 fans in Northamptonshire witnessed the race of the season which started off in an exceptional way. A record crowd of 142,000 fans in Northamptonshire witnessed the race of the season which started off in an exceptional way. Rookie Zhou was approaching Abbey Corner, which was starting at 160 mph, when British driver George Russell clipped the Chinese driver's right rear, sending him onto his roof and spinning out of control. Rookie Zhou was approaching Abbey Corner, which was starting at 160 mph, when British driver George Russell clipped the Chinese driver's right rear, sending him onto his roof and spinning out of control. Zhou continued headfirst through the gravel at high speed, sparks flying, before slamming into the tire barrier and being thrown into the fence. Zhou continued headfirst through the gravel at high speed, sparks flying, before slamming into the tire barrier and being thrown into the fence. Fans and photographers ducked for cover with Zhou's Alfa Romeo lying on its side between the tire stack and the fence. Fans and photographers ducked for cover with Zhou's Alfa Romeo lying on its side between the tire stack and the fence. An extraction team rushed to Zhou and the 23-year-old, who was completing his 10th race, was carefully removed and taken to the medical center by ambulance before being discharged. An extraction team rushed to Zhou and the 23-year-old, who was completing his 10th race, was carefully removed and taken to the medical center by ambulance before being discharged. Russell was also seen inquiring about his friend, Williams driver Alex Albon, who was involved in the accident and then about Zhou's condition. Russell was also seen inquiring about his friend, Williams driver Alex Albon, who was involved in the accident and then about Zhou's condition. "I'm glad to see that Zhou is doing well. "I'm glad to see that Zhou is doing well. The Mercedes driver, who was not allowed to restart the race, added: “I jumped out of the car to see that Zhou is okay. The Mercedes driver, who was not allowed to restart the race, added: “I jumped out of the car to see that Zhou is okay. When I got back to the car I couldn't start it. When I got back to the car I couldn't start it. As soon as you get outside help, you can't start the race again." As soon as you get outside help, you can't start the race again." not to see the accident. When I saw it on the podium, I was shocked. If you also see the crash in F2 this morning, the halo probably saved two lives.” Perez: “Very pleased they will be racing again. I was in the garage when I saw the accident and I was shocked, it's been a while since we've seen an accident like this. "Another thing I want to say is with salary caps, we're the ones that come up on the show, we should stop talking about it." Sainz: "I thought the red flag was for the protesters, I had three People running to me."Hamilton: "I don't have much to add to the two, answered very well. And I don't know anything about the protesters...” 17:56 , Kieran Jackson Carlos Sainz expressed his joy and gratitude after winning the British Grand Prix on Sunday, a first triumph for the Spaniard in the Formula One track, which was his 150th race start. The Ferrari man was on pole at Silverstone, although his lead initially lasted just seconds as Max Verstappen passed him at turn one - but a heavy crash behind them meant a restart from original positions. Even then, a thrilling race made for so many twists and turns, leading both Charles Leclerc and Lewis Hamilton through various stages before a safety car came out in the closing stages which proved crucial Leclerc was left behind on hard links and the clenched Gruppe then delivered a thrilling finale in which Perez finished second and Hamilton third. However, it was Sainz who triumphed, noting the 'special' role Silverstone had played in his career to date in a ceremonial post-race speech. Logan Sargeant becomes the first American to win a Formula Two race 13:38 , Jack Rathborn Logan Sargeant became the first driver from the United States to win a Formula Two race when he fended off a challenge from Theo Pourchaire for the win to be won at the British Grand Prix Sunday. Sargeant, a member of the Williams Formula One team's driver academy, started from pole for the first time and controlled the race from the front, keeping a cool head under pressure from Frenchman Pourchaire. “What a weekend for me and (Team) Carlin for that matter, first pole position, first win in the feature race – couldn't be happier to be honest,” said Sargeant. “The car was absolutely hooked and looking forward to hopefully doing so more regularly.” Brazilian Felipe Drugovich continues to lead the drivers' standings with 148 points, followed by Pourchaire with 106. Sargeant moved up to third with 88 while Sargeant's win the first was by an American in the renamed Formula 2, his compatriot Alexander Rossi, who now drives IndyCar, won in Abu Dhabi in 2013 in what was then the GP2 series. The incident-riddled race saw several cautions but the most serious came on lap two when Roy Nissany went wide and straight back onto the track in the path of Dennis Hauger's Israeli shot safely.

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Criticism of Izzy, Volkanovski P4P placement and has Munhoz quit?

Does Israel Adesanya deserve criticism? Is Alexander Volkanovski No. 1 pound for pound? Did Pedro Munhoz quit vs. (Author: Gardener)

VolkanovskiIsrael Adesanya has the otherworldly fighting skills and personal charisma necessary to become the next mixed martial arts crossover superstar. What the UFC middleweight champion doesn't have are the stellar performances that would make him famous in the wider sporting world, and it's time to ask himself if he can provide them. Adesanya's tepid title defense against Jared Cannonier at UFC 276 on Saturday night was another missed opportunity for what is perhaps the UFC's most formidable athlete overall to reach the next level of glory.

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Alexander Volkanovski defeats Max Holloway for the third time

Watch the UFC 276 highlights video and recap of the featherweight title fight between Champion Alexander Volkanovski and former Champion Max Holloway. The fight took place on the UFC 276 fight card on Saturday, July 2 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dustin Poirier and Michael Chandler lost at UFC 276 | be separated video (subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube) https://www.mmaweekly.com/gina-carano-responds-to-ronda-rou (Author: Gardener)

Alexander VolkanovskiStuart Broad bowled the most expensive in Test cricket history as India's tail wagged at Edgbaston on the second morning of the fifth Test. The Tourists added 78 to their overnight record of 338-for-seven to post a first innings total of 416 as Ravi Jadeja scored his third Test hundred and first away. A notable 35 of those runs went from a single broad to India's backup skipper Jasprit Bumrah, who finished 10th, breaking the previous record of 28.

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Israel Adesanya defeats Jared Cannonier

Watch the UFC 276 highlights video and recap of the title fight between middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and Jared Cannonier. Jon Jones picks Alex Pereira to beat 'shiny nails' Israel Adesanya (subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube) https://www.mmaweekly.com/gina-carano-responds-to-ronda-rouseys-ufc-proposal (Author: Gardener)

Jared CannonierSinger Adele stopped performing at the BST Hyde Park Festival in London on July 1 to help a person in need in the audience. The video, filmed by audience member Kieran Weller, shows the moment Adele abruptly stopped the show during a performance of her song "Skyfall" when she noticed a group of people in the audience waving and calling for safety. "You're just coming through. She reportedly paused the show several times to help fans. Adele performed for a second night at BST Hyde Park on July 2nd.

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The Rock is in awe as Alexander Volkanovski ends the Max Holloway rivalry with a masterful performance in the trilogy fight at UFC 276

Hollywood movie star and WWE Legend Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was impressed by a particular fight that took place at UFC 276 last night. Alexander Vo (Author: Gardener)

UFCHollywood movie star and WWE Legend Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was impressed by a particular fight that took place at UFC 276 last night. Alexander Volkanovski proved to be one of the best pound-for-pound UFC fighters with a comprehensive shutout against Max Holloway in their trilogy bout at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. "The Great" scored a unanimous 50-45 decision from all three judges, meaning he didn't drop a round. Additionally, he left Holloway bloodied after opening a huge cut on "Blessed" in round two of the fight. After Volkanovski was announced the winner and announced his intention to gain weight for his next fight, Johnson took to social media to praise both men. Volkanovski and Holloway first fought at UFC 245 in December 2019. On that occasion, the former rugby player easily outplayed Holloway in five rounds. Volkanovski used leg kicks effectively throughout the fight to throw his opponent off balance and not get him into the boxing rhythm that made him the champion. Despite the comprehensive nature of his title win, the New South Wales native was forced into an immediate rematch with Holloway due to his previous featherweight dominance. In the rematch, Holloway was much more competitive and in the eyes of most he did enough to beat Volkanovski at UFC 251 in July 2020. UFC President Dana White was just one of many people in MMA to attack judges for robbing the Hawaiian of victory after the fight. On that occasion, Holloway was not granted another immediate rematch and he had to beat Calvin Kattar and Yair Rodriguez to earn a third crack at Volkanovski. Meanwhile, the champion defended his title against Brian Ortega and "The Korean Zombie" to establish himself as one of the very best fighters in MMA - something he cemented last night with his dominant decision win over Holloway.

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Nate Diaz slaps an MMA reporter backstage at UFC 276

Diaz was present at the recent pay-per-view where Israel Adesanya defended his middleweight title via unanimous decision against Jared Cannonier in the main event. (Author: Gardener)

Nate DiazNate Diaz warned an MMA reporter to "watch your tweets about me" before slapping him backstage at UFC 276 on Saturday night. Before the action even started, MMA journalist "OG" Shawny Mack tried to catch up with Diaz, and the conversation seemed to start cordially. Introducing the UFC veteran to his viewers, Mack said, "Stockton's best Nate Diaz, he's coming to see 'Sugar' Sean [O'Malley] right?" "Oh, I know," Mack replied with a smile on his face, but Diaz wasn't done yet, slapping the mic away with his left hand before hitting Mack over the head with his right and knocking the reporter's cap off the back of his neck in the process . It's unclear exactly what Mack tweeted that angered Diaz, who has become known for using his "Stockton swatter" during his fights. He famously used that punch when tipping over the odds of beating Conor McGregor in their first fight in March 2016. However, Diaz has struggled to get fights in recent years and has only been seen in the octagon four times since that win over McGregor. He hasn't fought in over a year and recently lashed out at the UFC on social media. “UFC release please now or give me a fight with anyone in July or August.

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How Alex Volkanovski's Weird Prediction for Holloway's UFC Fight Came True

The featherweight king was asked to sketch what Holloway would look like in a promotional stunt after their UFC 276 fight - and he made an amazingly accurate prediction. (Author: Gardener)

Alex Volkanovski'sAlex Volkanovski made a very accurate prediction of how Max Holloway would emerge from their title shot at UFC 276 — and he didn't even have to say a word. The Australian featherweight champion tumbled to a unanimous decision in Las Vegas on Sunday, never losing a round to his old foe in a dominant performance in their trilogy bout. Volkanovski and other stars on the card were asked to sketch their opponents before the event kicked off with a UFC act of "putting the art into martial artist" - and he hit the nail on the head with his drawing. The finished product showed Holloway with a series of stitches above his blackened left eye, a cut below his right eye, plump lips and another cut on the right side of his forehead - and it was very close to the mark. The American suffered one of the worst cuts seen in the octagon when Volkanovski hit him over the left eye with a right hand in the second round. But that wasn't the only similarity to the Australian's sketch - Holloway also had a minor cut under his right eye, a bloody mouth and a wound on the right side of his forehead, just as predicted. "He has an odd shaped head, sorry," Volkanovski says in the video while creating his artwork. Inflicting all that damage came at a price, however, as the champion revealed after the fight that he broke his left hand in the second round. "I told the corner and they just said, 'Hey, I don't want you to say that again' ... so I said, 'Ah, ok, I'm sorry' and went back to work." There was also no sign of sustaining the injury as he didn't favor his right hand and landed his famous left jab throughout the rest of the fight. The big question for Volkanovski now that he's proven he has no equal at featherweight, how does he go from here? He is known to want to headline a UFC card in Australia and the ideal path for him would be to tackle his ambition of holding belts in two weight classes at the same time. In April, the NSW South Coast-based fighter confirmed he wants to move up to lightweight and become only the fifth doubles champion in UFC history. Charles Oliveira currently holds that title and the Australian wants to make it without having to work his way up through the division - something he can argue he's earned by proving himself to be one of the octagon's most dominant champions has stamped. Meanwhile, Volkanovski's father Tode told the publication he almost got into a fight at T Mobile Arena in Vegas before his son entered the octagon. They wanted to fight me."

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