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Losail stewards watching track limits at 5 corners

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18/11/2021

Drivers have been warned that track limits will be enforced at 5 of the Losail International Circuit's 16 corners this weekend.

Before a wheel has even turned, drivers have been warned that a lap time achieved during any practice session or the race by leaving the track on the exit of Turns 4, 12, 13, 14 and 16 will result in that lap time being invalidated by the stewards.

Each time any car fails to negotiate any of the exits by using the track, their team will be informed via the official messaging system.

On the third occasion of a driver failing to negotiate any of the turns bu using the track during the race, he will be shown a black and white flag, and any further cutting will then be reported to the stewards.

For the avoidance of doubt this means a total of three occasions combined not three at each corner.

Given the track will only have one DRS zone - on the main straight - overtaking is likely to be very difficult. Consequently the likeliest opportunity will be into Turn 1, particularly with DRS assistance.

However, according to Mercedes, turns 6, 10 and 16 might offer chances to sneak down the inside if a mistake is made.

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1. Posted by kenji, 19/11/2021 7:54

"This is too silly for words. What does the white line represent? Put more than the width of one wheel over the line and you get a warning...do it twice and you're out on your backside. That would get everyone's attention I bet. "

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2. Posted by The stogie, 18/11/2021 22:56

"Here we go again!! The stewards are ruining the race even before the green flag drops. Track limits is, without a doubt, the best way to turn off the audience. Nobody wants to hear those words of death 'the stewards are reviewing........ whatever'!!"

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3. Posted by Burton, 18/11/2021 18:15

"Enforce it at all corners and be done with this nonsense. Jesus Christ on a popsicle!"

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4. Posted by Motorsport-fan, 18/11/2021 15:03

"There was a time when the track edge was defined by a white line then grass, you basically now have a further track on the outside of the white line for drivers to run onto, far to easy and really no penalty if you can do it 3 times as well. "

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5. Posted by Wokingchap, 18/11/2021 14:58

"Will there be any consistency here......The FIA set a terrible precedent in Brazil by not giving Max a penalty after his move on Lewis."

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6. Posted by Roli, 18/11/2021 14:37

"Bring back gravel traps ! or even sand, they have lots of that there...."

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