During the World Council meeting held on Wednesday -and in the adoption of the calendar of the season 2017-, the FIA dealt with the issue of the application of the regulation in the Great Prizes.
Some of the complaints that have been given this season are the lack of consistency in applying the rules and the excessive time that is spent the time to study certain incidents that had occurred during the race.
The roster of commissioners is variable in each of the Grand Prize, something that many point to as the cause of that similar actions will be interpreted in different ways.
The president of the delegates, Garry Connelly, said: “We have reviewed a lot of rules, and studied how we can work with the FIA to sort the text, which allows us to take decisions faster. We talk a lot about how we can achieve a better consistency. We believe that they are necessary, more meetings and more revisions of past decisions, so that all understand how each panel of commissioners is trying to a particular situation, especially when it is necessary that the commissioners take a subjective decision, for example a dangerous driving. That is a matter quite subjective. These are obviously decisions that are made collectively, but the understanding of how they can be more consistent is very valuable”.
The outputs of track, best determined by modifying the circuits
Connelly also spoke of the issue of the drivers jumping curves, or take advantage of the margins of the track to take advantage. The british think that it is best to modify the design of the circuits to establish penalties natural instead of relying on the commissioners, as it occurs in the curve 1 of Monza.
“There are probably eleven or twelve curves in all the championship where there is potential to cut the curve in an obvious way. There are solutions that can be taken to eliminate these problems, as the that has been adopted in the curve 1 of Monza, the gift if you go outside there is a penalty natural with a longer path to return to the track. That makes it a lot easier for the commissioners because the penalty is applied in the track”.
“The rules say that a pilot can return to the track provided that you do so in a secure way and without gaining any advantage enduring. The word ‘enduring’ is, again, subjective. Does that mean that should last 500 metres, until the next curve, a few laps or the entire race? That subjectivity is eliminated if the circuit is modified and designed to impair a pilot light that is out of the track”.