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F1 safety technology to be used at all major UK circuits

F1 safety technology to be used at all major UK circuits

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F1 safety technology to be used at all major UK circuits

F1 safety technology to be used at all major UK circuits
GPFans Staff

Safety technology used in F1 will be used at all major circuits in the UK this season to help marshals with response time and improve their own personal safety.

A ground-breaking agreement between safety device supplier EM Motorsport and Motorsport UK will see digital flag panels implemented at Croft, Oulton Park, Snetterton and Thruxton - the country's FIA International Grade Three venues.

The panels are already in use at British Grand Prix venue Silverstone, as well as Brands Hatch, Donington Park and Scottish circuit Knockhill.

The safety innovation allows marshals to be placed in less hazardous locations and can decrease their response time to an incident, reaching a car or driver that requires assistance much more quickly.

Motorsport UK intends to install digital flag panels at all 17 of its registered venues, ensuring increased safety across the country.

Motorsport UK CEO Hugh Chambers said: “Providing a safe environment for our sport to thrive is at the heart of Motorsport UK.

"It is essential we provide safety for competitors and volunteers alike who deliver the sport every weekend throughout the UK.

"The rollout of FIA High-Tech Light Panels represents a significant step forward in modernising UK race circuits by adopting the latest and most advanced technology.

"Motorsport UK is committed to improving safety and we thank BARC, MSV, Knockhill Racing Circuit, the British Motor Sports Training Trust and EM Motorsport for their engagement and commitment.”

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