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Formula 1

Long called for F1 rule tweak made for 2024 F2, F3 seasons

A minor change has been made to the Sporting Regulations for F2 and F3 heading into 2024, which has been called for in F1.

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Any driver who causes a red flag in qualifying may have their fastest lap deleted, under new rules for the 2024 Formula 2 and Formula 3 seasons.

A tightening of the qualifying red flag rules have long been called for in Formula 1 and its support series, whereby a driver, can, in theory, cause a red flag and the end of the session to hang on pole position or a strong starting spot.

In IndyCar, if a driver causes a yellow flag, they lose their lap-time, and while the same has not been transfered over to Grand Prix racing, it will feature on the support bill in 2024.

Article 33.5 of the F2 and F3 Sporting Regulations for 2024 now read: Any driver who in the opinion of the Stewards is the sole cause of the issuance of a Red Flag during the qualifying practice session will not be permitted to take any further part in the session and their fastest lap time during the session may be deleted."

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