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F1 is considering a couple of rule changes in response to Jules Bianchi’s serious crash at Suzuka last weekend.
The most significant is that, when double yellow flags are being waved, drivers may have their pitlane speed limiters automatically triggered. It would have the twofold benefit of not only preventing the sort of accident that sent Bianchi off the track, but ensuring that every driver is equally disadvantaged by caution zones.
Mere days after the Suzuka race, F1 authorities are continuing to withhold official video footage of Jules Bianchi’s horror crash.
“The light was low and the track was slippery and that’s why I was caught out” – Adrian Sutil
With the extent of Jules Bianchi’s injuries still unclear, F1 is already turning its attention to the controversial circumstances surrounding his accident that stopped the wet Japanese grand prix on Sunday.
Felipe Massa has advised his former Ferrari teammate Fernando Alonso to stick with the Italian team for now.
But the Brazilian, who lost his seat at the end of last year and has appeared much happier in 2014 at Williams, has joined those in surmising that fabled Ferrari appears to be sinking into its crisis-struck state of the distant past.
As day turned to night in the floodlit Singapore paddock, the big talking point was the FIA’s radio clampdown.
Actually, F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone claimed the credit. “I was the one who started it off, yes,” he told reporters on Thursday. Earlier, in downtown Singapore, Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg welcomed the move.
After a run of four podiums in five races, Valtteri Bottas had a less enjoyable Italian grand prix.
The Finn had to settle for fourth, while his teammate Felipe Massa scored his first podium of 2014. The solid team result meant Williams passed Ferrari on the fabled marque’s home soil for third place in the constructors’ world championship.