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Formula 1

Strict track limits in place again for Qatar GP

The FIA has outlined the track limits that will be in place over the course of the weekend at the Losail International Circuit.

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Strict track limits will be enforced at the Qatar Grand Prix, as Formula 1 heads to the Losail International Circuit for the first time.

Well known as a MotoGP venue, the vast expanses of run-off area means that drivers will be pushing to exploit every bit of tarmac available to them as they hunt for lap time. But they won't be able to push their luck too far at many points of the circuit, as the FIA has outlined the areas at which drivers will need to be careful at the risk of having their times deleted.

At the exits of Turns 4, 12, 13, 14 and 16, drivers must ensure they keep at least one wheel on the tarmac to ensure their laps remain valid. Failure to do so in a practice or qualifying session will result in their time being deleted.

During the race, drivers will be allowed three transgressions, cumulatively over the five corners, before being shown the black and white flag and having the matter sent to the stewards for review.

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