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F1 enjoyable police: Main rule change on eve of Aus GP

F1 enjoyable police: Main rule change on eve of Aus GP


The F1 police are on the town and there’s a late rule change for the Australian Grand Prix.

Groups have been instructed they’ll now not rejoice drivers’ victories on the pitwall in one other barmy ruling by the FIA.

The game’s governing physique, who bungled the result of the final race in Saudi Arabia by taking 4 hours to award Fernando Alonso third place, have taken concern with groups climbing on the fencing.

The celebrations have lengthy been a part of the tip of F1 races however nit-picky stewards are clamping down.

It comes after they turned their consideration to Lewis Hamilton’s nostril stud and drivers sporting non-regulation underwear.

Forward of this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix, FIA race director Niels Wittich reminded F1 groups that climbing on the pitwall just isn’t allowed.

In his pre-weekend occasion security notes, he mentioned “it’s forbidden to climb on the pitwall particles fence at any time”.

The FIA’s Worldwide Sporting Code states: “The pit wall signalling platform ought to be forbidden to all besides authorised officers or race workforce personnel, having a particular cross.”

It provides: “It’s forbidden for personnel to climb on pit wall particles fences at any time.

“Any motion by a workforce breaching this ban will likely be reported to the stewards.”

In the meantime, the FIA have amended the rulebook after Alonso’s Aston Martin workforce failed to look at a time penalty.

In Jeddah, the workforce positioned a jack underneath his automobile after which waited 5 seconds earlier than engaged on his automobile.

Whereas Alonso was ultimately cleared and allowed to maintain third place, the foundations now say it IS unlawful to position a jack underneath the automobile throughout such cases.

As a substitute, they’ve to attend for the time penalty to be served earlier than doing something, together with placing a jack in place.


Lewis Hamilton applauded the hefty advantageous imposed on three-time Method One champion Nelson Piquet for racist remarks in regards to the British driver, saying folks “stuffed with hate” shouldn’t be tolerated.

Piquet was fined US$945,000 final weekend for calling Hamilton “neguinho” (”little black”) in a 2021 interview.

In handing down its judgement, a court docket in Brasilia dominated that the “insupportable” remarks constituted a “severe offence to the basic values of society”.

World champion in 1981, 1983 and 1987, Piquet used the time period whereas criticising Hamilton’s function in a conflict with Max Verstappen, his daughter Kelly’s boyfriend, on the British Grand Prix the identical yr.

Seven-time world champion Hamilton praised Brazil for its motion. “I nonetheless consider that we usually shouldn’t be giving folks which are simply stuffed with hate a platform,” he mentioned in Melbourne forward of the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday.

“I’d wish to acknowledge the Brazil authorities, I feel it’s fairly wonderful what they’ve executed in holding somebody accountable, displaying folks that that’s not tolerated.

“Racism and homophobia just isn’t acceptable, and there’s no place for it inside our society. So I really like that they’ve proven that they stand for one thing.” Piquet, 70, was fined for “collective ethical damages” with the cash being donated to teams preventing in opposition to discrimination.

He had issued an apology, saying his phrases had been unsuitable however that he didn’t intend to offend.

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