FIA confirm new qualifying session rule for Q3 

Written by David on April 04th, 2008 at 7:46 pmLast Update: April 04th, 2008 at 7:48 pm

Charlie WhitingFormula One’s governing body, the FIA, has confirmed on Friday the new qualifying rule for Q3 session, in order to avoid the incidents which led to a penalty for McLaren-Mercedes drivers in the Malaysian Grand Prix. Charlie Whiting, F1′s race director stated: “In order to avoid the possibility of an incident caused by the speed differential of cars on out laps and in laps during Q3, in addition to reconnaissance laps whilst the pit lane is open for the race, any driver deemed to be driving unnecessarily slowly during these laps, or in a manner which might endanger other drivers, will be reported to the stewards.”

“Cars leaving the pits will be timed between SC (safety car) line 2 (50 metres before turn 1) and SC line 1 (after turn 15), any car exceeding a time of 1.39.0s between these points will be deemed to have been driven unnecessarily slowly.”

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