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FIA confirms strict track limits for Mexican Grand Prix

Michael Masi, F1's Race Director, has outlined the rules regarding track limits that will be applied at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.

Track limits rules for the Mexican Grand Prix have been confirmed by the FIA ahead of Friday's free practice sessions. There are several areas of the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez circuit where the drivers will have to be aware of staying within the limits, as detailed in the event notes. At Turns 1, 2 and 3, any driver who leaves the track on the left-hand side between Turns 1 and 2, or passes to the left of the bollard on the apex of Turn 2, has to rejoin by driving to the left-hand side of the bollard at Turn 3. If drivers overshoot the corner at Turn 4, they must ensure that they use the escape road which leads back onto the track at Turn 6. At Turn 8, if a car passes completely behind the red and white kerb on the apex, it has to rejoin the track by keeping to the right of the bollards on the exit of Turn 8. Perhaps the strictest rules apply at Turn 11. Any driver who fails to stay on the circuit here will have their lap time deleted during any practice session or the race. As is usually the case, the drivers will be given three exceptions (combined, rather than three at each corner) before being shown a black and white flag. This will not apply to situations where a driver is deemed to have been forced off the track. The Mexico City Grand Prix weekend begins with free practice on Friday 5 November .

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