Safety car start confirmed

Published on 13 Nov 2016 17:01

The Brazilian Grand Prix will start behind the safety car.

The move comes after Romain Grosjean crashed on his installation lap and the race was delayed by 10 minutes to allow the track to drain.

The majority of drivers were in favour of a standing start, with Mercedes chairman Niki Lauda adding that a standing start would be safer as drivers would be entering the first turn much slower.

Max Verstappen and Christian Horner of Red Bull, however, were in favour of a safety car start, with the young Dutchman's car straddling a painted chequered flag on the grid which could cause him problems getting away on a standing start.

Replies (0)

        Grand Prix of Australia
Local time
Sunday Weather image
07:00 - 09:00
Fastest lap
07:00 - 09:00
Saturday Weather image
Free practice 3
05:00 - 06:00
07:00 - 08:00
Friday Weather image
Free practice 1
03:30 - 05:00
Free practice 2
07:30 - 09:00
Give your opinion!
Will 2017's new regulations bring more exciting racing?

Formula 1 Championship 2016
Driver profile
Name NL Max Verstappen
Active As Red Bull Racing Driver in Formula 1
Date of birth Sep 30 1997 (19)
Weight 70 kg
Length 1.80m
City Monaco
2,334 comments on Verstappen
515 members have this driver as their favourite
Tweets about Max Verstappen
Track Albert Park
Track Albert Park
Location AU Melbourne, Australia
Website Website
Test sessions
ES Winter testing - Circuit de Catalunya
Feb 27 2017
Feb 28 2017
Mar 1 2017
Mar 2 2017
Team profile
Name DE Mercedes
Founding date Jan 1 1930
2,159 comments on Mercedes
23 members have this team as their favourite
Location Brackley
Tweets about Mercedes
Formula 1 Calendar
Previous Grand Prix: 27 November 2016
AE Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi
Next Grand Prix: 26 March 2017
AU Grand Prix of Australia Grand Prix of Australia