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Exclusion threat confirmed if teams break camber advice

FIA to 'enforce' Pirelli camber 'recommendations' at F1 2011 Italian Grand Prix.

The FIA, F1's governing body, has warned the teams they could be excluded from the Italian Grand Prix this weekend at Monza if they exceed the camber recommendations made by Pirelli.

The ruling comes as a result of what happened in Belgium two weeks ago, where a number of outfits - most noticeably Red Bull Racing - did not adhere to the advice given by Pirelli. They then suffered severe tyre blistering and after the race at Spa-Francorchamps, chief designer, Adrian Newey admitted he was 'relieved' to see both Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber get safely to the chequered flag [see separate story - click here].

As a result, the camber settings will now be checked post-qualifying and any abnormalities could see the stewards take action under Article 2.3 of the F1 technical regulations, which reads: 'The stewards of the meeting may exclude a vehicle whose construction is deemed to be dangerous'.

Pirelli motorsport director, Paul Hembery confirmed via Twitter that the FIA issued its warning at 7.45 am this morning. He also added that 3.25 degree mandated angle would be just 'for this race'.

Speaking after Friday practice, Hembery also noted that there have been no real issues with blistering thus far.

“Conditions were particularly tough on Friday because of the heat at Monza as well as the usual high speeds, so we didn't see much evolution of the track from the morning to the afternoon. Despite this heavy punishment [though], the tyres performed well – especially the medium, with Lewis Hamilton making the most of the cooler conditions in the morning,” he remarked. “We were analysing the data throughout the afternoon, but there appears to be no blistering outside the usual parameters for this circuit.”

Meanwhile, Mark Webber has confirmed that Red Bull Racing had to make some adjustments for this race as a result of the camber guidelines issued for this 13th round.

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08.09.2011- Paul Hembery, Pirelli Motorspor Director
28.07.2011 Pirelli Motorhome
28.07.2011 Pirelli tires
28.07.2011 Pirelli tires
25.08.2011- Pirelli Tyres
27.08.2011- Saturday Practice, Paul Hembery, Pirelli Motorspor Director and Mario Isola (ITA), Sporting Director Pirelli
28.08.2011- Sebastian Vettel (GER), Red Bull Racing, RB7 and Mario Isola (ITA), Sporting Director Pirelli

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cknopp - Unregistered

September 10, 2011 4:17 PM

More regulation. Why not just cut the RPM's down to 8000, that way the cornering forces will not be so bad... Article 2.3 is rediculous if you think about it... RBR could be excluded under that article by simply being .5s/lap faster than anyone else, because if it is moving that much faster, it must be "unsafe". Arbitrary rules enforcement and subjective means of governing said rules are just like the stuff found on the floor of the Scuderia's garage... Horsesh1t!

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