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Relief when one gets into pole position (10)

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I believe the answer is:

assistance

Here is my best explanation:

'relief' is the definition.

(thesaurus)

'when one gets into pole position' is the subsidiary indication.

'when' becomes 'as'.

'one' becomes 'i' (roman numeral).

'gets into' indicates putting letters inside.

'pole' becomes 's'.

'position' becomes 'stance' (stance is a kind of position**).

's'+'stance'='sstance'

'i' placed inside 'sstance' is 'sistance'.

'as'+'sistance'='assistance'

This clue was last seen in The Independent

(Other definitions for assistance that I've seen before include "Aid", "Help", "help" and "Support".)

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