F1 drivers warned over Silverstone track limits

Formula 1 drivers have been warned about track limits at Silverstone’s Copse and Stowe corners for the next two weekends, it was revealed on Thursday.

Much as was the case in Hungary, electronic sensors will be used to ensure drivers stay within the lines, as stated by FIA race director Michael Masi in his event notes.

“Each time any car passes behind the black and white exit kerbs, teams will be informed via the official messaging system.

“On the third occasion of a driver cutting behind the black and white exit kerbs at Turns 9 and 15 during the race, he will be shown a black and white flag, any further cutting will then be reported to the stewards. For the avoidance of doubt this means a total of three occasions combined not three at each corner.

“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.

“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.”