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Three strikes rule for F1?

The FIA is reported to be considering punishing drivers for multiple reprimands
The FIA could be set to bring a new system that would see drivers punished if they pick up a number of reprimands for on-track incidents.

As things stand, drivers can be handed a reprimand by stewards but the punishment amounts to little more than a rap on the knuckles – as was seen in Spain where Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button and Mark Webber were reprimanded rather than hit with a time penalty for going too quickly under yellow flags.

However, according to Speed TV's Adam Cooper, the FIA is now set to introduce a new rule that would see drivers who are handed three reprimands for driving incidents handed a five-place grid penalty.

Although yet to be formally approved, the new system is slated to come into effect from the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, with all drivers starting from a level playing field as previous reprimands won't be counted.



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Ole - Unregistered

May 25, 2011 12:46 PM

Well, why can't each car get a system where no pilot is needed? Simply preprogram the cars to act in a certain way and decide the winner before the race. Seems the entire edge of racing is gone. In the heat of a fight there is bound to be errors (racing incidents), it's simply some of the game. To many rules, to much tyre saving, DRS to make it all look like Indycar. Sorry, im not buying this anymore. In Norway we have to pay for a channel to get to view F!, aprox 20 punds a month. Not worth it anymore....



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