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I have got a problem with the rules applying to track limits. A car should not be able to take advantage of the huge runoff area beyond the white line to improve lap times - particularly during qualifying. In India 2013, RBR in particular had all 4 wheels beyond the white line in one of the corners during qualifying and got away with it. Equally, to pave wide strips along the edge of a track after the apex of a corner is encouraging drivers to go beyond the white line to improve their lap time. You might say that it is for safety reasons but this is not so in Monaco and Singapore where any indiscretion will wreck the car. Have firm verges for safety's sake by all means but no hard pavings of any kind. Most tracks are at least 3 cars wide these days with huge run off areas. Therefore drivers should not take advantage of such safety measures but made to drive within the white lines at all times as they have to do on street circuits. The penalties should be clearly stated and not lef



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