F1 drivers reminded not to wear jewellery while racing

Niels Wittich has reminded drivers not to have on jewelry whilst racing

Motorists have been reminded that they are not authorized to put on system piercings or metal necklaces when on track at this weekend’s Method 1 Australian Grand Prix.

FIA race director, Niels Wittich, has drawn notice to an product in the Intercontinental Sporting Code which prohibits drivers from wearing “jewellery in the sort of body piercing or steel neck chains.”

The reminder comes as component of Wittich’s function notes which features the laundry checklist of improvements to the Albert Park circuit due to the fact F1 was very last in Melbourne.

A quantity of motorists activity jewelry, from chains to piercings and rings, however the memo is reportedly not aimed at an person or in response to a precise transgression.

Also pointed out in the notes is the realignment of the Flip 5 barrier, precisely that it has “been realigned nearer to the edge of the track.”

That barrier, and more specially the Tecpro barrier in front of the wall alone, has because been modified subsequent two hefty crashes through Supercars observe and qualifying on Thursday.

Aside from the identified observe improvements, also distinct for 2022 is the pit wall staying realigned to the edge of the racing surface in the entrance straight.

That has come as a end result of the pit lane itself getting widened by two metres, while the grass verge at pit exit that scuppered Daniel Ricciardo’s race in 2019 has been tarmacked in excess of.

Opening practice for the Australian Grand Prix receives underway now at 13:00 AEST.