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Whiting confirms "zero tolerance" approach to track limits

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05/07/2014

Race Director Charlie Whiting has said that, as in Austria, he is to adopt a "zero tolerance" approach to drivers exceeding the track limits.

In Austria two weeks ago a number of drivers had their qualifying times disallowed after running wide in the final corner.

With drivers now trying their luck at Silverstone, Whiting has made it clear that such practices will no longer be tolerated.

A brief statement issued this morning reads:

"Further to the discussion in the drivers meeting yesterday evening I would like to remind all teams and drivers that we will adopt a "zero tolerance" approach to cars leaving the track on the exit of turns 9 (Club) and 18 (Copse) during qualifying.

Unless we are satisfied that a driver left the track at either of these points for reasons beyond his control, having been forced off the track for example, every lap time achieved by leaving the track will be deleted in accordance with Article 12.3.1.d of the Sporting Code.

During the race, any driver who appears to have gained a clear and lasting advantage by leaving the track at turns 8 or 18, or who repeatedly leaves the track at either of these two corners, will be reported to the stewards."

Check out our Qualifying gallery, here.

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