Ferrari appears on schedule to bring back its controversial 'traffic lights' pitstop system for the 2009 season.

Ferrari appears on schedule to bring back its controversial 'traffic lights' pitstop system for the 2009 season.

The Italian team abandoned the unique automated system late last season following several incidents, including at the Singapore grand prix where Felipe Massa dragged the fuel hose down the pitlane.

Team manager Luca Baldisserri, however, said recently that engineers have improved the system so that the car will be electronically prevented from driving away if the fuel hose is attached.

It has now emerged that Ferrari trialled the revised system, which by the use of sensors, buttons and lights replaces the traditional 'lollipop' holder, at the recent Bahrain test.

 

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