Formula 1 is this weekend returning to Portugal after a 24-year absence and the Algarve Circuit – commonly referred to as Portimao – has been selected as the venue. It would most likely lead to them doing about one less pit stop in each race - which would be counter to the approach the sport is taking with tyre supplier Pirelli in trying to encourage multi-stop races. (Racecentre)Raikkonen exceeded the pit lane speed limit by 3.4 km/h, the limit being 80 km/h, breaching Article 30.12 of the FIA F1 sporting regulations. "The competitor (Lotus F1 team) is fined 400 euros," said an FIA statement.Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel began his quest to seal a fourth successive Formula One title by scorching a new lap record in first free practice.Vettel's Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber, who leaves F1 at the end of the season, was only narrowly slower as he came in second at 1:26.87.Nico Rosberg of Mercedes was third at 1:26.89, followed by Romain Grosjean and Lewis Hamilton -- all under the previous lap record. Formula 1 drivers have been warned that they face their lap time being deleted if they exceed track limits at two of Portimao’s corners. A secondary consideration was that lowering the speed limit in the pits would have an effect on the strategies the teams employed during the races. The FIA also considered what the cars would look like travelling down the pits at 60km/h during the race and felt that they would appear too slow. But race director Charlie Whiting has told them he feels there is no need to make the change as there is no evidence that the current arrangement is unsafe. Formula One: Kimi Raikkonen fined for speeding in pit lane during first Indian GP practice, Shane Watson Announces His Retirement From All Forms Of Cricket, IPL 2020 Fantasy: SunRisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians, Fantasy Top Picks, IPL 2020, DC vs RCB: Ajinkya Rahane Reveals Disappointment When He Didn't Get To Play For Delhi Capitals, Indian Badminton Team Returns From Germany After Testing Negative For COVID-19, IPL 2020, DC vs RCB: Virat Kohli Feels Royal Challengers Bangalore Can Be More "Brave With The Bat", Premier League: Leicester City Power Into Second Place, Fulham Earn First Win, IPL 2020, DC vs RCB: Wanted To Finish The Game For Delhi Capitals, Says Ajinkya Rahane, Wales Manager Ryan Giggs Arrested: Reports, Diego Maradona Admitted To Hospital In Argentina, David Alaba "Hurt And Disappointed" By Bayern Munich Contract Rift, DC Beat RCB By 6 Wickets As Both Teams Qualify For Playoffs, Devdutt Padikkal Breaks IPL Record Held By Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Will Be "Impossible For Dhoni To Perform" If He Only Plays IPL: Kapil Dev, Chris Gayle's Special Request To Fans After His IPL 2020 Season Ends. The FIA has increasingly used sensors to assess when a driver exceeds track limits in a bid to reduce the reliance on kerbs that can potentially cause damage to cars. Most teams backed a proposal to lower the limit from 100km/h (62mph) to 60 km/h (37mph) in the interest of safety. Non-elite motorsport in England halted by second lockdown. Who should partner Verstappen at Red Bull in 2021? No guests or media are allowed in the pit lane, apart from television pit-lane reporters and photographers under strict restrictions, and pit crews are only allowed out of the garages when they are getting ready for a stop. In the event of a driver breaching the rule three times during the race they will receive a black-and-white warning flag, with any further transgression risking a penalty. Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen has been fined 400 euros for speeding in the pit lane during the first practice session of the Indian Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) here on Friday. Their view is that there have been no pit-lane accidents in F1 that have been caused by excessive speed since the current limits were introduced. Raikkonen exceeded the pit lane speed limit by 3.4 km/h, the limit being 80 km/h, breaching Article 30.12 of the FIA F1 sporting regulations. Who will be the top Indian performer in IPL 2020? The speed limit is 60km/h during practice, but is raised for qualifying and the race. Read about our approach to external linking.

The 60km/h limit is already used at four races - Australia, Monaco, Singapore and Valencia - because the pit lanes there are either smaller or shorter than at other races. Race Director Michael Masi has also outlined that practice starts may not be carried out in the pit lane during track action. Written by … But the FIA felt that incident was caused by a mechanical failure rather than excessive speed. The move was proposed following an incident in sportscar racing. Last updated on 29 February 201229 February 2012.From the section Formula 1.

The rules contain a clause that allows Whiting to recommend to stewards a lowering of the pit-lane speed limit at any event if he feels there is a safety risk. A similar rule will be enforce at the exit of the uphill left-hander of Turn 4. Formula 1's governing body has rejected a move by teams to lower the pit lane speed limit during races.

A number of measures are already taken to increase safety in the pits during qualifying and the race. Formula 1's governing body has rejected a move by teams to lower the pit lane speed limit during races. Formula 1 is this weekend returning to Portugal after a 24-year absence and the Algarve Circuit – commonly referred to as Portimao – has been selected as the venue. Gasly felt AlphaTauri was faster than Ricciardo, Albon rues missing ‘easy’ podium opportunity at Imola, Racing Point explains call that cost Perez podium spot, Apologetic Corberi quits motorsport after Lonato incidents, Rosberg joins Hamilton as team owner in Extreme E, Vettel came ‘close’ to retiring before Aston Martin deal, Stewart: Hamilton’s numbers helped by longer F1 seasons.

Drivers must instead carry out practice starts on the grid at the end of the session.

A mechanic was killed at Zolder in Belgium last year when the car he was working on suffered a brake failure as it was approaching the pit. This website follows the DNPA Code of Ethics. The championship is using the high-speed right-hander at Turn 1, rather than the option of a slower complex, and Race Control will implement track limits to avoid drivers gaining an advantage by using the tarmac run-off. The championship is using the high-speed right-hander at Turn 1, rather than the option of a slower complex, and Race Control will implement track limits to avoid drivers gaining an advantage by using the tarmac run-off.