FIA Clamping down on radio communication relating to Driver performance

F1Yorkshire

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A full list of what is or isn't allowed to be broadcast has now been published.

http://adamcooperf1.com/2014/09/15/f1s-radio-ban-full-details-of-what-is-and-isnt-allowed/

Messages not permitted (either by radio or pit board)

Sector time detail of a competitor and where a competitor is faster or slower.

Adjustment of power unit settings.

Adjustment of power unit setting to de-rate the systems.

Adjustment of gearbox settings.

Learning of gears of the gearbox (will only be enforced from the Japanese GP onwards).

Balancing the SOC or adjusting for performance.

Information on fuel flow settings (except if requested to do so by race control).

Information on level of fuel saving needed.

Information on tyre pressures or temperatures (will only be enforced from the Japanese GP onwards).

Information on differential settings.

Start maps related to clutch position, for race start and pit stops.

Information on clutch maps or settings, eg bite point.

Burn-outs prior to race starts.

Information on brake balance or BBW settings.

Warning on brake wear or temperatures (will only be enforced from the Japanese GP onwards).

Selection of driver default settings (other than in the case of a clearly identified problem with the
car).

Answering a direct question from a driver, eg “Am I using the right torque map?”

Any message that appears to be coded.

Messages permitted (for the avoidance of doubt)

Acknowledgement that a driver message has been heard.

Lap or sector time detail.

Lap time detail of a competitor.

Gaps to a competitor during a practice session or race.

“Push hard,” “push now,” “you will be racing xx,” or similar.

Helping with warning of traffic during a practice session or race.

Giving the gaps between cars in qualifying so as to better position the car for a clear lap.

Puncture warning.

Tyre choice at the next pit stop.

Number of laps a competitor has done on a set of tyres during a race.

Tyre specification of a competitor.

Indication of a potential problem with a competitor’s car during a race.

Information concerning a competitors likely race strategy.

Yellow flags, blue flags, Safety Car deployment or other cautions.

Safety Car window.

Driving breaches by team driver or competitor, eg missing chicanes, running off track, time penalty will be applied etc.

Notification that DRS is enabled or disabled.

Dealing with a DRS system failure.

Change of front wing position at the next pit stop.

Oil transfer.

Wet track, oil or debris in certain corners.

When to enter the pits.

Reminders to check for white lines, bollards, weighbridge lights when entering or leaving the pits.

Reminders about track limits.

Passing on messages from race control.

Information concerning damage to the car.

Number of laps remaining.

Driver instructions from the team to swap position with other drivers.

Test sequence information during practice sessions, eg aero-mapping.

Weather information.

Pit to retire the car.
 

Il_leone

World Champion
well its absurd given that a team can see both drivers telemetry so obviously can tell which corners driver A is going to be faster than driver B

They say currently its too easy for today's F1 drivers and its less demanding to drive the cars physically.

I guess also the idea of fuel consumption which they moaned about has not caused what people expected where drivers ran out of fuel in races because they are told to conserve fuel or manage tyres.

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Mephistopheles

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"guys my kers seems down on power"
Yeah but what if his kers really is down on power and the team give him the wrong information? Didn't think of that did ya..:p

What about something like the BBC home service used to give the French resistance. such as.

"The birds are nesting in Trafalgar Square" or "It's early evening in Ealing"

Or

How about just following the bloody rules for a change!!!
 
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Bill Boddy

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It's pretty clear which of those messages are legal and which are not. The odd thing is that there seems to be a feeling on here that it is Rosberg who is getting coached whilst Hamilton is not ; the messages show that the reverse is happening.
 

RasputinLives

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Can they tell a driver to park the car if it needs to retire?

Or how about 'stop the bloody car and get the frick away before the ERS system fries your brains out'?

Or 'don't hit the deer on the track' (oh dear).
 

rufus_mcdufus

Champion Elect
Can they tell a driver to park the car if it needs to retire?

Or how about 'stop the bloody car and get the frick away before the ERS system fries your brains out'?

Or 'don't hit the deer on the track' (oh dear).

Good question. These are allowed:
* Puncture warning.
* Indication of a potential problem with a competitor’s car during a race.
* Pit to retire the car.

But there's no specific listing for "stop the car instantly or you'll die". So I'm guessing that's not allowed.
 
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