System 1 will now not police observe limits at Imola’s flip 13 – Acque Minerali – for the remainder of this weekend’s Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix.
No violations occured on the nook throughout Friday’s observe classes. The left-hander, in addition to Piratella and Variante Alta, had been named within the race director’s pre-event notes as areas the place observe limits could be policed.
Revised notes forward of Saturday observe now omit flip 13. Additionally they embody a clarification relating to Variante Alta the place drivers can briefly go airborne over the chicane’s kerbs.
“Additional to the dialogue on the drivers assembly, and for the avoidance of doubt, automobiles will probably be permitted to drive on the yellow kerbs positioned on the apex of turns 14 and 15,” it mentioned within the third model of the notes to be issued this weekend, forward of the ultimate observe session.
“Leaving the observe to chop throughout the kerbs just isn’t permitted and a penalty could also be utilized.”
Aston Martin driver Lance Stroll mentioned there was quite a lot of “kerb using” happening in observe, whereas Haas’s Nikita Mazepin mentioned it could be “fairly simple to comply with” the race director’s notes “so long as the foundations are clear”. Drivers raised the subject with System 1 race director Michael Masi on the Friday night, which prompted the modifications.
The revised notes additionally confirmed Pirelli has elevated the minimal rear tyre pressures. These will now be set at 20.0psi reasonably than 19.0psi. Pirelli’s F1 tyre chief Mario Isola defined the change after Friday observe.
“The decrease strain is feasible as a result of the tyres are extra strong.” he mentioned. “So the strain, or the beginning strain, is a direct impact of the robustness of the tyre. So the 2 parts are strictly linked. Then clearly with a brand new tyre, with the diminished downforce and the truth that we will transfer round decrease strain, there may be one other profit that’s working decrease pressures for higher footprint and so forth.”