Formula 1 drivers have been warned that their lap times will be invalidated if they exceed track limits at the first or last corners at Istanbul Park this weekend.
Formula 1 is returning to the 14-turn circuit after a nine-year absence as part of a calendar that has been heavily overhauled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The FIA has policed track limits at the majority of this year’s grands prix in order to ensure no driver gains an advantage through running wide.
Stewards have monitored the specified areas in place of kerbs that can potentially cause damage to Formula 1 cars.
Any driver found to have left the track exiting Turns 1 or 14 will have that lap time – as well as the following lap in the case of the latter transgression – invalidated by the stewards.
Should a driver transgress on three occasions then they will be reported to the stewards and any further breach will bring a risk of a five-second time penalty.
Elsewhere an orange bollard has been place in the Turn 9 run-off that drivers must negotiate if they run wide on the entry to the left-hand corner.