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2015 Rule Change: Suspending a Race
Posted on 24 Feb 2015
By Marc Priestly (@f1elvis)
With the 2015 season almost upon us, let’s take a closer look at a couple of the sporting regulation changes and revisions for this season.
ARTICLE 42) SUSPENDING A RACE
Instead of all cars forming back up on the starting grid, as was previously the case, this year the drivers would head straight back to the pitlane, forming a queue, until being led back out behind the safety car when the circuit or conditions are safe to do so.
Marc Priestley spent almost ten years as a race mechanic and member of the pitstop crew at the McLaren Formula One Team, working with an esteemed list of drivers including Mika Hakkinen, David Coulthard, Kimi Raikkonen, Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton. After an instrumental role helping the team to World Championship success, Marc’s now switched to the media side of the sport he loves and shares his insight and expertise through a number of global television networks and other outlets.