Mexican Grand Prix, Formula 1, More electronic tracks limit surveillance

Mexican Grand Prix, the FIA ​​continues to apply electronic tracking of Formula One track violations using a Mexico City Curve 11 exit detection system.

Formula 1, More electronic tracks limit surveillance for Mexico's Grand Prix
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Electronic monitoring was used at the Raidillon de Spa during the weekend of the Belgian Grand Prix and ensured that the drivers were trapped in the circuit.

Mexico’s Curve 11 is a fast left at the end of the skew section, which leads to the right rear just before a DRS zone. Drivers who run away are considered to have gained a potential advantage in speed on this straight line.

The FIA ​​has specified that any driver who leaves the circuit completely at this time would lose his lap time in Formula 1 and that three infractions would result in a black and white warning flag.

In his preliminary notes, race director Michael Masi wrote: “A time that was reached during any practice session or race by a driver who completely crosses the red and white sidewalk at the exit of curve 11 if no part of the car remains in contact with the red and white sections of the sidewalk, the commissioners will cancel it.

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“The third time, when a driver completely crosses the red in Mexican Grand Prix and white sidewalk at the exit of turn 11, no part of the car remains in contact with the red and white section of the sidewalk during the race, a white flag will be displayed. any additional court will be informed to the commissioners.

“Every time a car crosses the red and white sidewalk completely at the end of Curve 11, the teams will be informed through the official messaging system.

“The above requirements will not apply automatically to a driver who considers himself obliged to leave the track, each of these cases will be judged individually.”

Masi also reminded drivers of the basic rules of the Mexico City runway limits previously set by his predecessor, Charlie Whiting.

He wrote: “Towers 1, 2 and 3: any driver who passes to the left or passes on fluorescent yellow sidewalks on the left between curves 1 and 2 or passes to the left of the terminal The top of curve 2 must join the track leading around the end of the fluorescent yellow border sections on the right side between curves 2 and 3.

“Turn 8: Any driver whose car passes completely behind the red and white border at the top of turn 8 must join the track by remaining completely to the right of the fluorescent yellow border parallel to the track at the exit of curve 8.

“Turn 11 – Apex: Any driver whose car passes completely behind the red and white sidewalk at the top of Turn 11 must join the track by keeping to the right of the two polystyrene blocks, then completely to the left of the parallel fluorescent yellow sidewalk. the track at the exit of the corner. “

He added: “In all the cases described above, the pilot should only join the runway if it is safe, without a lasting advantage.”