FIA eases Turn 2 corner cutting stance
The FIA has changed its guidelines regarding the Singapore Grand Prix's Turn 2, to give the benefit of the doubt to Formula 1 drivers forced off track.
At the beginning of the weekend, Charlie Whiting's race director's notes told teams that any driver running off the road at Turn 2 would need to say wide and go to the right of a polystyrene block on the entry to Turn 3 to prevent an advantage.
Whiting wrote: "Any driver who fails to negotiate Turn 2 by using the track, and who passes completely to the right of the orange kerb element, must keep to the right of the red and white polystyrene block and re-join the track on the outside of Turn 3."
But after further reviewing the stiuation, including discussions in Firday's drivers' briefing, Whiting has said drivers can avoid going to the right of the block before Turn 3 if they were forced off track.
The revised notes now say: "Any driver forced off the track at Turn 2 and, as a consequence fails to negotiate the corner by using the track, need not keep to the right of the red and white polystyrene block, provided it was completely clear he had been forced off the track and that by doing so he gained no advantage."