The Limited Times

Now you can see non-English news...

Formula 1 swerves and prohibits a historic celebration


From this Sunday in Australia, the members of the categories will not be able to climb the pitwall fence to celebrate the results of their pilots.

Crossing the checkered flag is an achievement for a driver but also for the mechanics and engineers that are part of his team.

For this reason, like when a soccer player climbs a fence to celebrate a goal, in motorsports the custom is to climb the pit wall to shake his right fist as the winning car passes by.


that traditional and historic celebration will end in Formula 1 from this Sunday


In Albert Park, where the Australian Grand Prix

will be held from this Friday

, those who get on to celebrate on the defense that separates the track from the pit lane will be penalized, as announced to the teams by the F1 race director, Niels Wittich.

"Climbing the pitwall fence at any time is prohibited

," was the message the teams received in the run-up to the race.

The decision, as reported, is due to what happened two weeks ago at the

Saudi Arabian GP

, ​​where members of the Red Bull teams were seen on the fence of the Jeddah street circuit (Checo Pérez and Max Verstappen made it 1-2). and Aston Martin, after Fernando Alonso finished third, a position that was confirmed after twists and turns regarding a penalty.

Something similar had happened on the first date of the season, in Bahrain


However, Wittich's decision is not revolutionary:

it will only enforce what the FIA ​​International Sporting Code says


Article 2.3.2 of Appendix H specifies that

"personnel are prohibited from climbing the pitwall fences at any time. Any action by a team in breach of this prohibition will be reported to the stewards.


It is they, ultimately, who will decide

if it is necessary to impose a sanction

, which will in no way be sporting but could be economic in F1 with budget limits from 2021.

Russell on the Melbourne frontstretch, an impossible to climb pitwall.

Photo REUTERS/Loren Elliott

There it is also clarified that "team personnel are only authorized in the pitlane immediately before they are asked to work on a car and must leave as soon as the work has been completed."

The objective of this new position is none other than




Due to the possibility of a person falling onto the track where the cars go at more than 300 km/h and also the possibility that someone hanging on the pitwall could drop some element that could damage the drivers at speed.

What the members of the teams will be able to do is

look through the largest holes in the pit wall protection systems

, which are none other than those necessary openings and arranged to show the drivers blackboards, for example with their lap times. lap.

An important fact is that the race chosen by F1 to remember this rule is one that takes place on a circuit with FIA Grade 1 certification where the main straight is lined

with thick glass panels and not with metal fences with bars

, so no footholds exist, making Melbourne

an unscalable pitwall


look too

Formula 1: last-minute change in the starting boxes in Australia to avoid sanctions

The Vettel-Webber war and the Multi 21: Red Bull already knows how to deal with friendly fire

Source: clarin

All news articles on 2023-03-30

You may like

News/Politics 2023-03-30T18:55:27.436Z

Trends 24h

News/Politics 2023-05-28T10:41:48.739Z
News/Politics 2023-05-28T13:21:28.260Z


© Communities 2019 - Privacy

The information on this site is from external sources that are not under our control.
The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.