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Track limits at all 16 corners in Qatar

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19/11/2021

Following the various issues in opening practice, drivers have been warned that track limits must be observed at all Losail’s 16 corners.

Allowing the drivers to familiarise themselves with a track at which only one of them has raced before, though they had been warned about track limits at 5 corners, the stewards opted to take a back seat during the opening session.

However, throughout the session drivers were observed running wide at almost every corner, often incurring damage in the process.

Fearing that drivers have been lulled into a false sense of security over the break between FP1 and FP2, race director Michael Masi has sent out a new message to the teams.

"The track limit on the exit of each corner at this track is defined as when no part of a car remains in contact with the purple and white kerb," he warned.

"For the avoidance of doubt, Drivers will be judged to have left the track on the exit of a corner if no part of the car remains in contact with the purple and white kerb."

Previously, the limits were in force at Turns 4, 12, 13, 14 and 16 and exceeding them would result in the lap time being deleted.

With so many drivers falling foul earlier it remains to be seen how this one plays out.

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1. Posted by a fan !?, 19/11/2021 19:08

"Finally - a requirement for a racing driver to stay on the race track."

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2. Posted by Pavlo, 19/11/2021 17:51

"I see just one issue with this decision, they will have to allocate people to monitor all corners. Defining specific corners and ignoring the rest just allowed to limit the effort and probably cover with sensors.
But if they have enough people it’s a good decision."

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3. Posted by Sam 66, 19/11/2021 17:46

"@ Roli - just go back to gravel traps instead of the massive concrete run-off areas. This decision by the FIA should be enforced at every circuit"

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4. Posted by Roli, 19/11/2021 14:35

"Should they just erect concrete bollards at each corner? there you go, problem solved"

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5. Posted by kenji, 19/11/2021 14:06

"That is a great decision. Well done FIA."

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6. Posted by Rob, 19/11/2021 13:48

"Good, about time too.
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