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Medical warning system

 

 

Medical warning light

 

As stated in technical regulations Article 8.10, in order to give rescue crews an immediate indication of accident severity each car must be fitted with a warning light which is connected to the FIA data logger.
The light must face upwards and be recessed into the top of the survival cell no more than 150mm from the car centre line and the front of the cockpit opening and near to the clutch disengagement system. Light is activated if impact force is greater than 18 g.

Idea to implement medical warning light come from one of the most dedicated persons in Formula 1, person which campaign for safety improvements in motorsport never ended, Doctor Sidney Sid Watkins.

 

Article 8.10 (Apendix of Technical regulations 2010)
Details of the FIA approved Medical Warning Light are as follows :

Specification of medical light

 

What FIA 2013 FORMULA ONE TECHNICAL
REGULATIONS say about that

8.10 Medical warning system
In order to give rescue crews an immediate indication of accident severity each car must be fitted with a warning light which is connected to the FIA data logger.
The light must face upwards and be recessed into the top of the survival cell no more than 150mm from the car centre line and the front of the cockpit opening and as near to the clutch disengagement system, as described in Article 9.4, as is practical.
Details of the light and its control system may be found in the Appendix to these regulations.

 

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