The starting points are wider by 20 cm from Australia onwards

Author of the article: , published March 30, 2023.

The FIA ​​has mandated wider starting positions ahead of the Australian Grand Prix after Esteban Ocon and Fernando Alonso were penalized for incorrect starting positions in the previous two races.

This year, the starting places were already wider by 20 cm compared to last year, when the racers had to drive their cars into a marked place 2.3 meters wide. In Bahrain and Jeddah, the starting points were 2.5 meters wide, which was obviously not enough, so now they will be three meters wide, and in Melbourne, a leading white line will be added on a trial basis in some places, which will then become permanent. if she does well in Friday's tests.

The president of the racing association, George Russell, said that in the future, some common sense will be needed in the case of potential offences. “I understand why the rules are written, but you should follow the guidelines and use common sense. Alonso stood slightly outside his starting position in Jeddah, but he gained nothing from that, so the five-second penalty may be too harsh," he said.

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