Teams have been told that no radio conversation from pit to driver may include any information that is related to the performance of the car or driver.
According to the FIA this will be imposed through a strict enforcement of Article 20.1 of the Sporting Regulations, which states: “The driver must drive the car alone and unaided.”
Concerns have been raised about the extend to which drivers are given information on how to adjust their driving style during races. For example during Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix both Mercedes drivers were informed how the other was tackling Parabolica and how to alter their approach.
The standard range of penalties are available for the stewards if any team falls foul of the tougher stance the FIA is taking.
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