The FIA has initiated an investigation into the challenges faced by several drivers in dealing with the physical demands of the Qatar Grand Prix.
Concerns were raised about driver well-being during the gruelling 57-lap race at the Losail International Circuit. Due to safety concerns regarding tyre life, a mandatory three-stop race strategy was enforced by Pirelli and the sport's governing body - which meant almost flat-out racing for the full duration.
"The safe operation of the cars is, at all times, the responsibility of the Competitors, however as with other matters relating to safety such as circuit infrastructure and car safety requirements, the FIA will take all reasonable measures to establish and communicate acceptable parameters in which Competitions are held.
"As such, the FIA has begun an analysis into the situation in Qatar to provide recommendations for future situations of extreme weather conditions."
Various measures will be deliberated upon during the upcoming medical commission meeting in Paris. These measures may encompass providing guidance to competitors, exploring modifications for improved cockpit airflow efficiency, and suggesting adjustments to the calendar to better align with suitable weather conditions, among other possibilities.
The FIA will also examine research from other racing series, like extreme climate cross-country events, for potential insights applicable to F1 events.
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