Rubens Barrichello suggests change in pitlane signalling 

Written by David on March 17th, 2008 at 8:56 pmLast Update: March 17th, 2008 at 8:57 pm

Rubens BarrichelloRubens Barrichello, the veteran Brazilian driver, who has been disqualified yesterday in Melbourne for not obeying to a red light in the pitlane, has suggested race officials to consider a change in the pitlane signalling. Barrichello, who claims that never saw the red light given its wrong placement, said that only with a new signalling system similar situations could be prevented. “I never saw a red light. I will never see it and I don’t pretend to see it. They are in the wrong places and by the time you see it, it is too late. You have already gone past it,” said the Brazilian.

“Because of the new ECU, you have different functions and different knobs that you have to change all through the pitstops, and I am still doing that when I get to the lights. My problem in the past 16 years of F1 is that the lights at the end of the pits, you don’t see them. It has happened to Montoya, Massa and Kubica. Nobody will see it unless someone in the team is prepared to say there is a red light, or something else is done. It is unfortunate,” he added.

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