F1: Drivers to test virtual safety car changes on Friday in Brazil

Drivers will test the latest updates to the new virtual safety car system during Friday's two free practice sessions of the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos in Sao Paulo.

The system has been slightly modified following its maiden test in Austin, Texas this past weekend after some drivers said to be concerned with having to watch their steering wheel instead of the road. Drivers must look at the screen to adjust the speed they're doing.

In Brazil, the test will begin at the end of each free practice session after the last car takes the chequered flag for the first time.

Drivers out on the race track will then have ten seconds to slow down to reach the required ‘delta' time.

Following that they must be above the minimum time at least once in each of the 21 marshalling sectors around the track, as well as at the start/finish line and safety car lines 1 and 2.

The test will also incorporate pit stops taking place under the virtual safety car conditions. Two cars will be brought in the pit lane to simulate the pit stops.



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