Formula 1 drivers have been warned their lap times will be deleted should they exceed track limits for the final corner of the Yas Marina Circuit.
The venue will once more host the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, bringing down the curtain on the 17-race schedule, which was heavily revised due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
FIA track notes for the weekend state: ‘A lap time achieved during any practice session by leaving the track on the exit of Turn 21, will result in that lap time and the immediately following lap time being invalidated by the stewards.
‘A driver will be judged to have left the track if no part of the car remains in contact with the track.’
Keeping in line with former events at the circuit, drivers have also been reminded not to cross the dotted white line at the end of the support paddock pit-lane at Turn 11 as it is being treated as the edge of circuit.
Should drivers leave the circuit at Turn 11, they have been reminded they must also go to the outside of the run-off area to the end of the fluorescent orange kerb and bollard to rejoin the track.
Any driver leaving circuit must only re-join the circuit when it is safe to do so and without gaining a lasting advantage in accordance with Article 27.3 of the FIA’s Sporting Regulations.