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FIA to enforce camber limit for Monza - Each car will be checked to ensure no repeat of Spa problems

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FIA to enforce camber limit for Monza
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The FIA have confirmed that they will be measuring the camber of the tyres on each car post qualifying today, to ensure that they are sticking to the limits suggested by Pirelli.

After controversy ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix, the FIA issued a statement to announce that any teams falling outside the limit will be in breach of Article 2.3 of the Technical regulations - the article that allows stewards to disqualify any car they deem to be dangerous.

Between qualifying and the Grand Prix at Spa, Red Bull raised concerns that their tyres had shown excess wear and would be dangerous to start on. However, it was found that Red Bull were using a camber limit outside that which Pirelli recommended, so the FIA did not give the team any special dispensation.

This new measure in place should ensure tyre safety, and Pirelli have also made the limit smaller than it was at Spa - 3.25 degrees for Monza compared to 4 degrees at the previous Grand Prix.

Boss Paul Hembery said: “Monza is likely to be similar in severity to Spa. However, we will have some dry running for once - and with more cautious limits we will be fine.”