FIA revises radio ban to driver performance

By on Friday, September 19, 2014

Red-Bull-F11The FIA has revised its plans to restrict radio messages from this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix.

The sport's governing body had planned to impose strict implementation of Article 20.1 of the sporting regulations, which states that "the driver must drive the car alone and unaided."

This was set to include messages related to the performance of the car, but after meeting with teams in Singapore, the FIA opted to restrict prohibited pit-to-car radio messages to just driver performance information, with a ban on other messages to instead be delayed until 2015.

According to the Official F1 Website, only the following information will now be banned from this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix:

  • Driving lines on the circuit.
  • Contact with kerbs.
  • Car set up parameters for specific corners.
  • Comparative or absolute sector time detail of another driver.
  • Speeds in corners compared to another driver.
  • Gear selection compared with another driver.
  • Gear selection in general.
  • Braking points.
  • Rate of braking compared to another driver.
  • Rate of braking or application of brakes in general.
  • Car stability under braking.
  • Throttle application compared to another driver.
  • Throttle application in general.
  • Use of DRS compared with another driver.
  • Use of any overtake button.
  • Driving technique in general.

This will apply from the first practice session for the race around the streets of Marina Bay and also extends to pit boards.

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