The FIA has issued an update on the track limits at the Circuit of the Americas. In the twisty first sector, stricter enforcement is enforced by the safety body when drivers shoot off the tarmac.
Each weekend is determined by the FIA when a lap is valid or invalid. In the current season, the track limits are often tightened, this also happened after the first two free practice sessions prior to the United States Grand Prix. Race director Michael Masi explains that in turn number six there are stricter controls.
COTA’s sixth corner is in the twisty part in the first sector. Should a driver’s car no longer drive on the red and white curbstones, the lap time will be removed by the FIA. The clarification was made to clearly show when a driver is no longer driving within the lines of the US circuit.
Also in turns nine and nineteen, a driver’s set time is removed from the times list if ‘no part of the car’ is still on the track. On Friday during the first two free practice sessions, 49 lap times were already removed by the FIA.