The FIA will use electronic detection technology at the Hungarian Grand Prix this weekend to prevent drivers abusing track limits.

The issue of drivers gaining an advantage by running wide at corners has been a big talking point since the Austrian Grand Prix, when the governing body stood firm on the positioning of some aggressive sausage kerbs.

These caused suspension failures for a number of drivers over the race weekend – which included Daniil Kvyat's spectacular crash in qualifying.

With the kerbs having been changed at the Hungaroring this year as part of a track revamp, the FIA has moved to ensure that track limits do not become a problem.

While old sausage kerbs at the apex of Turns 6 and 7 have been replaced with 50mm high steel 'Abu Dhabi' kerbs, the FIA is using computer monitoring to judge the issue at other corners.

At Turns 4 and 11, new double kerbs have been installed but the run-off area behind them has set at the same height as the kerbs – so there is no deterrent to running wide.

To ensure that drivers keep within the confines of the track, the FIA has announced that electronic policing will be in place.

In a note sent to teams, F1 race director Charlie Whiting said: “We have installed loops 1.6m from the track edge which will alert us when a car has all four wheels off the track in these two locations.”


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