Thursday, June 24, 2010


Three rules clarifications from the FIA.

First, courtesy Mr. Schumacher in Monaco:
With immediate effect, no car may overtake until it has passed the first safety car line for the first time when the safety car is returning to the pits. However, if the safety car is still deployed at the beginning of the last lap, or is deployed during the last lap, it will enter the pit lane at the end of the lap and the cars will take the chequered flag as normal without overtaking.
Secondly, courtesy Mr. Hamilton from Malaysia:
With immediate effect, any car being driven unnecessarily slowly, erratically, or which is deemed potentially dangerous to other drivers, will be reported to the stewards. This will apply whether any such car is being driven on the track, the pit entry or the pit lane.
Thirdly, courtesy of McLaren's behavior in Canada:
With immediate effect, if a sample of fuel is required after a practice session the car concerned must have first been driven back to the pits under its own power.
Keep your heads up and the throttles down, gentlemen.