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FIA reveals changes to safety car procedure

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11/07/2010

In the wake of the furore that followed the European Grand Prix in Valencia, the FIA has announced a number of changes to the rules surrounding the safety car ahead of today's British Grand Prix.

A brief statement issued by the sport's governing body this morning read:

"When we decide the safety car is needed, the message will be sent immediately.

"All flags, boards and lights on the track will be shown but the safety car itself will not necessarily join the track straight away.

"An assessment will then be made to determine when the safety car should join the track in order to try and ensure that no drivers will be unnecessarily disadvantaged."

The FIA also sent all the teams a map showing the revised procedure for the operation of the pit exit lights when the safety car is on track.

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