From the Singapore Grand Prix onwards dual wheel retention systems will become mandatory for all teams currently competing in Formula One. This change is but one of a number of safety measures introduced in response to an incident at this year's German Grand Prix, when a FOM cameraman was struck in the pitlane by an errant wheel from Mark Webber’s Red Bull, which had not been fully-fitted during his pitstop.
While Article 14.7 of the technical regulations already makes wheel retention systems a requirement for all of the teams, until now there has been no clear proviso for the design of these systems.
Article 14.7 reads: 'All cars, whilst under their own power, must be fitted with...
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