Dhen a crazy weekend is looming, Formula 1 was already imminent on Friday, the dimensions alone surpassed everything that had been seen before. During the qualification for the Austrian Grand Prix, the regulators repeatedly annulled the lap times of the drivers: in 47 cases. They could hardly keep up. Some racing drivers thought they had climbed up into the next round before being slowed down by times that had subsequently become invalid and yet had to drop out.
“Honestly”, the later race winner Max Verstappen grumbled on the radio, “that with the track limits is a joke.” White lines painted on the asphalt limit the race track to the sides even before the curbs. If you drive with all four tires on the other side, you break the rules. If this happens during training, the lap time achieved is forfeited.