The FIA investigation of a horrific crash while racing in the British Formula 4, in which Billy Monger amputated both legs, showed that the teams of Formula 1 need to modify the rear lifting points their cars.
Monger crashed into the stationary car of Patrick’s Threads during phase Donnigton Park.
Security Director Lauren Makes FIA sent teams F1 a message stating that they need to change the installation location of the Jack during the Monaco Grand Prix.
The report said that the mounting points will be checked by the security Department of the FIA.
Mekis said: “After several incidents in recent months in various single-seater categories, the FIA requested all the teams in F1 to make sure that the location of the attachment installation of the Jack in the back will not contribute to worsening the consequences of such accidents.
Given the strength, shape and position of the lifting points, they can be one of the initial points of contact in a collision with another car and modify the emergency work of its construction.
The use of aggressive designs banned from the Monaco Grand Prix.
All lifting points must now be first approved by the technical Department of the FIA”.
Makes stressed that non-aggressive design (the photo above are an example of aggressive) should be geometrically the first point of contact between the nose and the rear part and to be not more than 45 mm from the surface of the rear safety structure.
Some teams didn’t have to change anything, while others have passed the technical inspection.
“We had to change the location of the lift Jack, said boss Haas and Gunther Steiner in an interview with AUTOSPORT. For such changes you have a good reason, and on Wednesday we received all the necessary parts.
Nothing serious, just needed to change a few parts on the car and the attachment of the Jack. We stand fully behind these changes, they are correct”.
The FIA has also demanded the teams of other categories to make the same change.
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