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Formula 1 clarifies the rules on entering and exiting the Pit-lane

At the last Monaco Grand Prix, ferrari protested at the end of the race and requested an investigation on the grounds that both drivers of Red Bul


At the last Monaco Grand Prix, ferrari protested at the end of the race and requested an investigation on the grounds that both drivers of Red Bull They stepped onto the pitlane starting line. The protest did not proceed and the Austrian team maintained its double podium in the Principality.

Two weeks later, facing the Azerbaijan Grand Prixthe International Automobile Federation (FIA) and Formula 1 decided to clarify the rules regarding the pitlane, after the modifications that the 2022 International Sporting Code underwent in winter.

Originally, the regulations stated that drivers “must keep to the right of the yellow line at the start of the pit lane when they come out of the pits and stay to the right of this line until it ends after Turn 1″. Which meant that no part of the car could touch the line.

However, with the update, Chapter 4 of Article 4 and 5 of Appendix L of the International Sporting Code, it is stipulated that the tires must not cross the line. That is to say, the pilots can touch or step on the pitlane exit line, but not cross it when rejoining the track, unless it is due to force majeure.

This update was to be included in the notes to the Monaco Grand Prixa situation that did not occur and therefore Ferrari protested against Max Vertstappen and Sergio ‘Checo’ Perez. Neither of them was sanctioned, with the justification that their tires did not cross the starting line at any time.

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Thus, the FIA ​​decided to make the clarification prior to Baku to leave the Monte Carlo controversy in oblivion. It should be remembered that for this season Eduardo Freitas and Niels Wittich took over as race directors, after the controversial decisions of Michael Massi last season, most notably at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix that defined Verstappen’s title.

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