Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Virtual safety to be used in Formula One in 2015

(Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team)

The FIA have confirmed that the virtual safety car will be used in Formula One next season following successful tests towards the end of the season.

The VSC system was initially tried during the United States Grand Prix weekend and following feedback from drivers further tests were carried out at the Brazilian and Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The system was altered for a test in Abu Dhabi where drivers were asked to carry out the VSC test. The test was carried out by a handful of drier's during the test.

The initial idea was to set up the VSC for just the sector that was under the yellow flag however drivers raised safety concerns at having to apply the brakes suddenly from high-speed.

The system was altered to be tested around the entire lap which took place at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi and drivers were happier with how that test had gone and as a result it has been decided to adopt this system.

The new regulation is set to be written into the 2015 Sporting Regulations.

© Ben Johnston 2014

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