The FIA has shared track limits details of F1 Hungarian GP along with the circuit changes plus DRS zones, PU elements, the stewards and more.
With Silverstone done, the FIA has shared details of the F1 Hungarian GP track limits, with Turn 4, Turn 11 and Turn 12 in prime seat, where the drivers could be penalised if not adhered to as per the Race Directors’ note for the weekend.
The rule state:
Turn 4 Exit –
a) A lap time achieved during any practice session or the race by leaving the track and cutting behind the red and white kerb on the exit of Turn 4, will result in that lap time being invalidated by the stewards.
Turn 11 Exit –
a) A lap time achieved during any practice session or the race by leaving the track and cutting behind the red and white kerb on the exit of Turn 11, will result in that lap time being invalidated by the stewards.
Turn 12 Exit –
a) A lap time achieved during any practice session or the race by leaving the track and cutting behind the red and white kerb on the exit of Turn 12, will result in that lap time lap time being invalidated by the stewards.
General – Turn 4 Exit, Turn 11 Exit and Turn 12 Exit –
a) Each time any car fails to negotiate Turn 4 Exit and/or Turn 11 Exit and/or Turn 12 Exit by using the track as described above, teams will be informed via the official messaging system.
b) On the third occasion of a driver failing to negotiate Turn 4 Exit and/or Turn 11 Exit and/or Turn 12 Exit by using the track as described above during the race, he will be shown a black and white flag, any further cutting will then be reported to the stewards.
c) In all cases detailed above, the driver must only re-join the track when it is safe to do so and without gaining a lasting advantage.
d) The above requirements will not automatically apply to any driver who is judged to have been forced off the track, each such case will be judged individually.
Moving on to the circuit changes, the FIA notes of new debris fence at Turn 13 along with a guard rail in few other corners. The pit exit white line has been narrowed on the righthand side too, with a picture available below.
- New debris fence has been installed in turn 13, starting on the approach section on the drivers’ right at the marshal post and ending at the second opening in the run-off area.
- New debris fence has been installed onto the concrete wall on the pit straight extending the current fencing all the way to the end of the concrete wall towards turn 14.
- New guard rail has been installed on the pit entry section on the drivers’ left; from the direction of traffic this new section starts with a three row guard rail which changes to a two row guard rail and runs all the way to the control line.
- The pit exit white line has been narrowed to measure four metres from the track edge on the righthand side.
La línea del pitlane se ha movido hacia la derecha. Ahora tiene la anchura de un solo coche.
— Albert Fabrega (@AlbertFabrega) July 28, 2021
Looking at the two DRS zones, the detection point for both is 5m before Turn 14, while the activation zone for the first is 40m after Turn 1 and for the second is 6m after Turn 1. After Silverstone feature five stewards, the FIA is back to the four-people formula.
Dr Gerd Ennser will lead the team of Matteo Perini, Vitantonio Liuzzi and Lajos Herczeg. The details on the PU elements was also shared up until the Hungarian GP, where the ICE, TC and MGU-H stands at two for all the F1 drivers, except three of them.
Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel, Alpine’s Esteban Ocon and Williams’ George Russell, are the ones with three against their names. Looking at the MGU-K, everyone is on their second, except Ocon and AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly.
It is a mixed bad for ES and CE, where the former has 10 drivers on their second element. Among the drivers having just used one are Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, Alpine’s Fernando Alonso, along with Haas, Ferrari and Alfa Romeo F1 duo.
The two on their third are Red Bull’s Sergio Perez and AlphaTauri’s Yuki Tsunoda. For CE, 15 drivers are on their second element, whereas Verstappen, Alonso and Schumacher, are on their first, and Perez and Tsunoda on their third.
Here’s the FIA Race Directors’ note in full: https://www.fia.com/sites/default/files/decision-document/2021%20Hungarian%20Grand%20Prix%20-%20Race%20Directors’%20Event%20Notes%20Version%202.pdf