Teams to discuss minimum pitstop time
Teams are set to discuss the idea of a minimum pitstop time in a pre-race meeting before the Hungarian Grand Prix on Thursday evening.
The meeting will discuss the possibility of introducing a minimum stationary time to reduce the likelihood of human error, which can lead to incidents such as those seen at the German Grand Prix.
The FIA have already moved to increase safety in the pitlane after the incident at the Nurburgring, in which a loose wheel from Mark Webber’s Red Bull struck a FOM cameraman.
Following the incident at the Nurburgring, all team personnel in the pitlane must now wear head protection, approved media may now only work on the pitwall and the maximum speed limit in the pitlane has been reduced to 80kph, except at Melbourne, Monaco and Singapore where a lower limit is already in force.
The meeting is also set to clear up a number of questions the teams have raised regarding the introduction of these new rules.
Any changes are likely to be implemented for the start of Free Practice 1 on Friday morning.
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