FIA clamps down on corner cutting in Canada

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The FIA has expanded its corner-cutting clampdown to the third chicane at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in a bid to deter drivers from running off track.

The issue of cutting across the run off areas has long been an issue at the Montreal circuit's tricky final chicane, with the FIA tightening up protocol there in recent years.

Back in 2015, new high kerbs were built to dissuade drivers from straight-lining the corner, and anyone running wide had to rejoin after passing a bollard which forced them to slow.

That system remains in place for this year, and a similar protocol has now also been introduced at the Turn 8/9 chicane, where the gravel run off area has been replaced by asphalt.

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