Safety car rule tweak likely for 2012

By on Thursday, November 3, 2011

Formula one is likely to tweak the safety car rules for the 2012 season.

The team bosses got together in India last weekend to discuss forcing lapped drivers to pull ahead of the safety car and join the back of the queue.

When that rule was last in place, there were complaints that 'cleaning up' the string of cars behind the safety car took too long, according to Auto Motor und Sport.

But when the race finally resumed, there was no danger the slower cars could affect the contests at the head of the field.

"Both ways have their advantages and their disadvantages," said Sauber team manager Beat Zehnder.

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