F1 » FIA to dish out ten-place grid penalties for loose wheels

Fines to be replaced by grid penalties as FIA gets tough and looks to stop errant wheels

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July 25, 2013 11:09 PM
Last Edited 1015 days ago

I have not seen one change that addresses the wheel problem.
Pit lane speed did not contribute or cause the tire prob.
Having a cameraman in pit lane did not contribute or cause the tire prob.
And now a grid spot penalty won't prevent it.
How about a standard wheel gun with a positive lock, it will not release unless wheel and nut engaged. It could lock out gearbox.


July 26, 2013 4:29 AM

This will achieve exactly Nothing.... If they want a competition in the Pit Stops while increasing safety then make the teams use a 4 stud pattern on each rim, or at the very least and inner and outer wheel nut that has to be connected separately. They need more than a single point of failure to make this safe.....


July 26, 2013 9:38 AM

competition in the pits and safety are not going to work side by side, this puts undue stress on the mechanics who fit the tyres on the car.

With all the passing on the track it would be a fair compromise having a minimum pit time like in GT racing that way you can allow TV crew back on the pits as the pit stops will not have to be rushed, tyres that comes off at speed can do serious damage to people and to me its seems like a scenario that isn't going to be changed until someones gets killed or turned into a vegetable.

With more stress on the crews from the extra races I think its only fair to now add a minimum pit time anyway.

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