29 Aug '13, 11pm

Safer pit stops planned for Singapore | F1 Fanatic Round-up

Now you come to mention NASCAR, I reckon F1 ought to consider adopting the rule whereby team members cannot leave the garage until the car is in the pitbox, and afterwards, the car cannot be released until all team members are back in the garage (okay, that’s slightly different to NASCAR’s rules, but you get my drift). This would result in: 1. Considerably fewer people in the pitlane at any given time. 2. Much less risk of an error in communication where a car is released before the wheel is secured. If there’s one guy who’s having trouble with the wheel gun, for instance, then the fact that he’s still sitting by the car rather than in the garage would make the delay a lot more obvious than it would be currently. I am very much in favour of increasing the times of pitstops, but I am against the notion of artificially doing so by imposing minimum pit times. There should alw...

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