FIA to review formation lap radio chat rules
The restriction dates again to a technical directive issued in 2017 which used the requirement that drivers need to force the auto “by myself and unaided” to prevent chatter that would toughen begins, in particular referring to seize chew issues. It states that simplest radio messages relating to protection are allowed.
In Hungary the ruling surfaced in bizarre cases when each Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean mentioned a tyre trade right through the formation lap, and due to this fact got here in on the finish of it to change to slick tyres and get started from the pitlane.
After the race, each won 10-second consequences, much to the frustration of team boss Gunther Steiner, who turned into much more vocal after Alex Albon won a 5-second sanction for pitching Magnussen out of the British GP.
“I do not believe a 10-second [penalty] used to be suitable,” he mentioned at Silverstone final week. “As a result of we did the formation lap, however we did not return into the formation, we went into the pits, and penalised ourselves, after which we were given an extra 10 seconds.
“Whilst someone can take someone out the race and get 5 seconds, and he can nonetheless end within the issues. So I believe there’s a discrepancy between the 2 consequences.
“We purchased this up with the FIA, the Hungary incident, I am not mentioning the Albon incident, it is not profitable for me. I am ok with that, if everyone will get the similar 5-second penalty, in the event that they run someone off, I am positive with it so long as it is handled persistently.
“However then they have got to come to a decision that perhaps they possibility that folks take folks out for the reason that penalty could be very, very low. However that isn’t me to do. I do not need to get extra consequences, I simply need to perceive. We did our bit to convey it as much as the individuals who wish to know within the FIA.”
FIA race director Michael Masi has published that the unique technical directive will now be reviewed within the context of the Hungarian tyre dialogue.
“We can talk about, as we do with all portions of the laws, anything else that must be up to date, revised, renewed now and again,” he mentioned. “The technical directive to which that relates isn’t other to another legislation that can wish to be thought to be reviewed or reviewed and the established order remains.
“That procedure shall we name it’s already underway and we are operating with the entire groups, no longer simply people.”
Masi mentioned the evaluate used to be brought on internally.
He mentioned: “It used to be no longer a request from the groups, it used to be in fact the FIA proactively suggesting that it’s one thing that we jointly evaluate, and working out the background to it and the way it happened, so it is going to be mentioned in any respect ranges of the decision-making procedure.
“If there are any adjustments which might be deemed important then they’re going to be made.”