Brundle on track limits: 'Why should we be sloppy?'

03-05-2021 18:59 | Updated: 03-05-2021 21:05
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Brundle on track limits: 'Why should we be sloppy?'

Red Bull Racing complained during the Portugal GP about inconsistency of track limits, which they say has robbed them of several points this season. Martin Brundle can't go along with that line of thinking.

The drivers were told at the start of the weekend that track limits would be checked at turns 1, 4, 5 and 15. "Then at 9am on Saturday morning a version 3 of the supplementary regs was issued and Turn 14 was comprehensively mentioned in bright pink additional text," Brundle states to Sky Sports. "Drivers will be judged to have left the track if no part of the car remains in contact with it and, for the avoidance of doubt, any white lines defining the track edges are considered to be part of the track but the kerbs are not. The phrase regarding 'avoidance of doubt' is key."

It is a fact, according to Brundle, that the rules are not applied correctly and could be much stricter by observing the white line that demarcates the playing field. "If cars are 1kg underweight or a millimetre too wide they are excluded from the event. Why should we then be sloppy about policing the track to make life easy for the drivers?"

World Championship standings

After three races, Lewis Hamilton has taken a lead over Max Verstappen. Where the Dutchman is on 61 points in the standings, Hamilton has already conquered 69 points. Next weekend in Spain both men can fight for the points again.

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