Michael Masi has confirmed that a new system of punishing drivers who do not go slow enough under double yellow flags might be tested.
Why it matters: Ignoring double-waved yellow flags might lead to dangerous situations on the track as well as can give an unfair advantage.
- Masi is not against the concept of deleting lap times set under double yellow flags.
- The F1 race director admits that the concept should be discussed before the introduction.
What he had to say:
- “Let’s see what we do in Austin,” Masi told Motorsport.com.
- “We’ve done it when it happens for track limits. We can investigate what areas will work best, and just make sure that there’s no unintended consequences.”
- “It sounds on the face of it that it could be a good resolution. But you just need to talk through it all. We’ve got a sporting advisory committee [meeting] scheduled anyway this week, and that’s one of the ones on the agenda.”