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Drivers must pay attention: many track limits in Qatar

Drivers must pay attention: many track limits in Qatar

18-11-2021 12:13 Last update: 13:13
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Drivers are always looking for the limit, especially on a new circuit like Qatar. A tyre over the line here, over the kerb there a bit more than is allowed. In Qatar drivers will have to be careful not to go over the limit.

Five track limits

Michael Masi has told the drivers that there will be five track limits this weekend at the Losail International Circuit. The tracklimits can be used to penalise the drivers and take away their lap times if they go wide at the exit of turns four, twelve, thirteen, fourteen and the final turn. In total the track has sixteen corners.

During the race, any driver who leaves the track three times in these corners, in any combination, will receive the black and white flag. A subsequent infraction will result in them being reported to the stewards, possibly resulting in a penalty.

Few DRS opportunities

There is a DRS zone on the straight before the pits. This section is over a kilometer long. It is the only DRS zone on the Qatar circuit.

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