Formula 1 drivers have been warned over exceeding track limits at Copse and Stowe corners at this weekend’s British Grand Prix.
In a bid to reduce the risk of cars sustaining damage, and to save the associated costs for teams, Formula 1 removed raised yellow kerbs in Spielberg, instead monitoring track limits with sensors.
A similar approach was adopted regarding track limits at the Hungaroring.
On Thursday drivers were warned that “a lap time achieved during any practice session, or the race, by leaving the track and cutting behind the black and white kerb will result in that lap time being invalidated by the stewards.”
The regulation applies for the right-handers at Copse and Stowe.
If a driver transgresses on three occasions during the race then they will be issued with the black-and-white flag, therefore risking a time penalty in the event of further breaches.
Silverstone will host both the British Grand Prix and next weekend’s 70th Anniversary Grand Prix.