FIA race director Charlie Whiting has told the drivers he will take a "zero tolerance" approach to cars running wide at turns 8 and 19 at Silverstone.

The FIA took steps in Austria to prevent drivers from gaining an advantage at the penultimate corner by deleting lap times in qualifying if all four wheels had left the track. That has now continued to Silverstone where drivers are being warned about Turn 9 (Copse) and Turn 18 (Club).

A note from Charlie Whiting to the teams read: "Further to the discussion in the drivers meeting yesterday evening I would like to remind all teams and drivers that we will adopt a "zero tolerance" approach to cars leaving the track at turns 9 and 18 during qualifying.

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"Unless we are satisfied that a driver left the track at either of these points for reasons beyond his control, having been forced off track for example, every lap time achieved by leaving the track will be deleted in accordance with Article 12.3.1.d of the Sporting Code.

"During the race, any driver who appears to have gained a clear and lasting advantage by leaving the track at Turns 9 or 18, or who repeatedly leaves the track at either of these two corners, will be reported to the stewards."