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FIA to take action after Qatar GP ‘extreme weather’

Components One’s governing physique will take motion to guard drivers from the type of excessive warmth and humidity they suffered throughout Sunday’s Qatar Grand Prix, it mentioned in an announcement.

A few of these racing within the warmth ended up on the breaking point, vomiting and severely dehydrated after the chequered flag whereas Williams’ rookie Logan Sargeant felt too ailing to proceed.

The Worldwide Car Federation mentioned in an announcement it had “begun an evaluation into the scenario in Qatar to offer suggestions for future conditions of utmost climate circumstances.

“Measures could embrace steerage for opponents, analysis into modifications for extra environment friendly airflow within the cockpit, and suggestions for adjustments to the calendar to align with acceptable weather conditions, amongst others.

“Analysis from different collection, reminiscent of cross-country occasions in excessive climates, might be examined for potential purposes to circuit occasions.”

The FIA mentioned measures could be mentioned at a gathering of its medical fee in Paris.

The monitor temperature in the course of the evening race on the Lusail circuit, the place Pink Bull’s Max Verstappen claimed a 3rd world title, by no means dropped beneath 36 levels Celsius (96.8°F), whereas daytime temperatures exceeded 40 levels.

The FIA famous that subsequent yr’s race in Qatar might be held in December, when temperatures must be decrease, however mentioned it most well-liked “to take materials motion now to keep away from a repeat of



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