Formula Two will use rolling starts for the next four races following a spate of problems with its new car stalling.
Several cars were left behind at the start of last week’s race at Paul Ricard. The championship has been trying since the beginning of the season to get to the bottom of the problem which has left some drivers unable to get away at the start of most races.
“This is not an ideal situation, but the drivers’ safety is a top priority,” said the championship’s CEO Bruno Michel.
F2 is hosting a total of six races over three consecutive weekends, leaving little time to address the problem. Drivers were given the opportunity to conduct practice starts following today’s free practice session, but after analysing the data from those starts the organisers have decided to use rolling starts for the time being.
“As we do not have the time to test and properly validate a permanent fix to the starting issues what the FIA has decided is definitely the safest decision,” said Michel.
“This will also give us enough time to work on a solution to the problem and return to a safe and normal situation for Budapest and the remaining of the season.”
From tomorrow’s race drivers will start the race by conducting a formation lap behind the Safety Car, which will then return to the pits, leaving the drivers to start the race as per a normal Safety Car restart procedure.
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