Safety clampdown goes on in F1

The media will be barred from the pit lane during qualifying and race sessions while grid penalties will be imposed on teams if they let their cars out on loose wheels.

updated: July 26, 2013 14:18 IST
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Budapest: Formula One is continuing its clampdown on safety in the pit lane by hitting teams with grid penalties if they allow their cars to rejoin a race with loose wheels.

And all media will in future be banned from the pit lane during qualifying and races at Grands Prix, team representatives have told reporters at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

But a plan to introduce minimum pit stop times to prevent teams hurrying and making mistakes has been rejected after discussions.

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