The test will include a simulation of two cars making a pit stop during the Virtual Safety Car period.
The Virtual Safety Car period will begin at the end of each session after the last car takes the chequered flag for the first time. Drivers will then have ten seconds to slow to reach the required ‘delta’ time.
Following that they must be above the minimum time at least once in each of the 21 marshalling sectors around the track, as well as at the start/finish line and Safety Car lines one and two.
Two cars will then be brought into the pits to simulate a pit stop taking place under Virtual Safety Car conditions. Once all the cars have crossed the start/finish line for a second time the Virtual Safety Car period will come to an end, which will be signified by the light boards around the track counting down from ten.
The system has been altered following its first test at the Circuit of the Americas, following which some drivers expressed concern they were having to look away from the road and at their steering wheel too much to ensure they were lapping at the correct speed.
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