The FIA has relaxed the ban on team radio messages following a meeting with team members in Singapore.
Last week, Charlie Whiting wrote to all the teams to inform them that the FIA would be dramatically reducing what a team is permitted to tell drivers via the strict enforcement of a regulation which states “The driver must drive the car alone and unaided”. A list of prohibited and permitted messages
was then released to clarify what teams could say via radio or pit board.
However, following a meeting with team members in Singapore, the FIA has delayed a ban on messages relating specifically to car performance until 2015 to allow teams more time to prepare for the change. As a result, only messages relating to driver performance will be prohibited from this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix onwards.
An updated list of prohibited messages:
- Driving lines on the circuit.
- Contact with kerbs.
- Car set up parameters for specific corners.
- Comparative or absolute sector time detail of another driver.
- Speeds in corners compared to another driver.
- Gear selection compared with another driver.
- Gear selection in general.
- Braking points.
- Rate of braking compared to another driver.
- Rate of braking or application of brakes in general.
- Car stability under braking.
- Throttle application compared to another driver.
- Throttle application in general.
- Use of DRS compared with another driver.
- Use of any overtake button.
- Driving technique in general.