Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Shanghai, 2013

FIA telemetry problems persist in China

2013 Chinese Grand PrixPosted on Author Keith Collantine

Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Shanghai, 2013F1 teams will not have the full benefit of the FIA’s telemetry link for the third race in a row in China.

Continuing problems with the telemetry link between race control and the cars means the drivers will lack real-time updates from the FIA about the track.

The limitations will be the same as they were in Australia and Malaysia: drivers will be without the red, yellow and blue cockpit warning lights, the Safety Car mode in the cars will not be automatically activated when needed and teams will not automatically receive blue flag warnings when one of their cars is about to be lapped.

It also means the FIA cannot automatically disable DRS in the cars in the event of wet weather conditions or a yellow flag situation in a DRS zone.

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