FIA General Safety

87) Official instructions will be given to drivers by means of the signals laid out in the Code. Competitors must not use flags similar in any way whatsoever to these.

88) Drivers are strictly forbidden to drive their car in the opposite direction to the race unless this is absolutely necessary in order to move the car from a dangerous position.

89) Any driver intending to leave the track should signal his intention to do so in good time making sure that he can do this without danger.

90) (a) During practice and the race, drivers may use only the track and must at all times observe the provisions of the Code relating to driving behaviour on circuits.
(b) Other than by driving on the track, Competitors are not permitted to attempt to alter the grip of any part of the track surface.

91) A driver who abandons a car must leave it in neutral or with the clutch disengaged and with the steering wheel in place.

92) The organiser must make at least two fire extinguishers of 5kg capacity available to each competitor and ensure that they work properly.

93) a) Refuelling is allowed only in the pit lane at the team’s designated garage area.
b) With the exception of cars forced to abort their qualifying run due to red flags being displayed on the circuit which may then be refuelled before a new qualifying attempt, or any adjustment to the fuel level when a spare car is needed during the second part of the qualifying practice session, fuel may not be added to nor removed from a car between the start of the second part of the qualifying practice session and the start of the race.
c) Other than a fuel breather and an external fuel pressurising device for starting the engine (in which case only fuel on board the car may be used for running the engine), no connection may be made to the fuel system of the car between the start of the second part of the qualifying practice sessions and the start of the race.

94) The driver may remain in his car throughout refuelling but, unless an FIA approved race refuelling system is used, the engine must be stopped.

With the exception of the first part of the qualifying practice session and until the start of the second part, race refuelling systems may not be used during, or immediately after, any practice session. Whilst being used during the qualifying practice session and the race, any refuelling carried out with the race system must take place in the pit lane and all team personnel working on the car must wear clothing which will protect all parts of their body from fire. Each competitor must ensure that an assistant equipped with a suitable fire extinguisher of adequate capacity is beside the car throughout all refuelling operations.

95) Save as specifically authorised by the Code or these Sporting Regulations, no one except the driver may touch a stopped car unless it is in the paddock, the team’s designated garage area, the pit lane or on the starting grid.

96) At no time may a car be reversed in the pit lane under its own power.

97) During the period commencing 15 minutes prior to and ending 5 minutes after every practice session and the period between the commencement of the formation lap which immediately precedes the race and the time when the last car enters the parc fermé, no one is allowed on the track, the pit entry or the pit exit with the exception of :
a) marshals or other authorised personnel in the execution of their duty ;
b) drivers when driving or on foot, having first received permission to do so from a marshal ;
c) team personnel clearing equipment from the grid after all cars have left the grid on the formation lap;
d) mechanics under Article 150 only.

98) During a race, the engine may only be started with the starter except :
a) in the pit lane or the team’s designated garage area where the use of an external starting device is allowed, or ;
b) under Article 155c) or d).

99) Drivers taking part in practice and the race must always wear the clothes, helmets and head and neck supports specified in the Code.

100) A speed limit of 60km/h will be imposed in the pit lane during all free practice sessions, this will be raised to 100km/h for the remainder of the Event. Under exceptional circumstances the Permanent Bureau of the Formula One Commission may amend these limits.
Except in the race, any driver who exceeds the limit will be fined US$250 for each km/h above the limit (this may be increased in the case of a second offence in the same Championship season). During the race, the stewards may impose either of the penalties under Article 54a) or b) on any driver who exceeds the limit.

101) If a driver has serious mechanical difficulties during practice or the race he must leave the track as soon as it is safe to do so.

102) The car’s rear light must be illuminated at all times when it is running on wet-weather tyres. It shall be at the discretion of the race director to decide if a driver should be stopped because his rear light is not working. Should a car be stopped in this way it may re-join when the fault has been remedied.

103) Only six team members per participating car (all of whom shall have been issued with and wearing special identification) are allowed in the signalling area during practice and the race.
People under 16 years of age are not allowed in the pit lane.

104) Animals, except those which may have been expressly authorised by the FIA for use by security services, are forbidden on the track, in the pit lane, in the paddock or in any spectator area.

105) The race director, the clerk of the course or the FIA medical delegate can require a driver to have a medical examination at any time during an Event.

106) Failure to comply with the general safety requirements of the Code or these Sporting Regulations may result in the exclusion of the car and driver concerned from the Event.

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