The FIA has released details of F1 Monaco GP track limit along with the DRS zones, changes to the circuit and more.
With no grand prix in 2020, Monaco GP returns to the F1 calendar in 2021, as the FIA Race Directors’ note shares details of the track limit, which will be looked at solely around Turn 10 and Turn 11 area, on the exit of the tunnel.
Here’s the FIA on track limit monitoring and subsequent penalty:
Turn 10 –
a) A lap time achieved during any practice session or the race by leaving the track and failing to negotiate Turn 10 by using the track, will result in that lap time being invalidated by the stewards.
General – Turn 10 –
a) Each time any car fails to negotiate Turn 10 by using the track as described above, teams will be informed via the official messaging system.
b) On the second occasion of a driver failing to negotiate Turn 10 by using the track during the race, he will be shown a black and white flag, any further cutting will then be reported to the stewards.
c) 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.
d) 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.
Turn 10-11 Escape Road –
a) If a car uses the escape road at Turn 10-11 (Chicane) the driver may re-join the track only when the lights, operated by the marshal on the spot, are turned green.
Along with the track limit, the FIA also noted the lone DRS zone’s detection zone being 80m after Turn 16 and activation being 18m after Turn 19. Between 2019 and 2021, the Monte Carlo F1 circuit has undergone some changes as well, they are:
- Resurfacing has taken place in the following locations –
a) The Pit Lane fast lane
b) Exit of Turn 19 through to the exit of Turn 1
c) Exit of Turn 4 through to the exit of the tunnel prior to Turn 10
d) Exit of Turn 11 through to the Entry to Turn 15
- The apex kerb at Turn 4 has been removed and replaced with a painted flat kerb.
- The apex kerb at Turn 14 has been placed in the 2018 location.
- Debris fence has been added in a number of locations around the circuit.
Among other things, the FIA noted Nish Shetty, Dennis Dean, Jose Abed, Vitantonio Liuzzi and Eric Barrabino as the stewards, while the PU elements remains the same from Spain, where only Pierre Gasly, Yuki Tsunoda and Sergio Perez, have used more than one new part.
Here’s the FIA Race Directors’ Note in full: https://www.fia.com/sites/default/files/decision-document/2021%20Monaco%20Grand%20Prix%20-%20Race%20Directors’%20Event%20Notes%20.pdf
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