Another safety car rule ‘test’ for Silverstone

Fri, 4 July 2008, 09:29

Another trial of proposed new safety car rules will take place during Friday practice for the British grand prix at Silverstone.

The first test took place at Magny-Cours two weeks ago, drawing a mixed reaction from the drivers.

As the practice session chequered flag came out, drivers in France were sent a message by race control and had five seconds to respond by pressing a button.

A target minimum lap-time was then calculated and displayed on the driver’s dash, which they then had to monitor as they slowly made their way back to the pits.

Some drivers said monitoring the ‘delta’ lap-time was distracting, and that the proposed system is too complicated.

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