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Why does the red rear light of a F1 car blink/flash in dry conditions?

The red back light seems to blink randomly in dry conditions. Why is this?

It is a safety feature. The regulations state that when the driver is conserving fuel, the light at the rear of the car must blink. It is kind of a warning for the other drivers, if the driver is slowing down at the end of the straight. The driver is slowing down, but not really braking down.

source: http://www.mtv.fi/sport/f1/uutinen/artikkeli/f1-fakta-miksi-auton-takavalo-vilkkuu-kuivalla-kelilla/5223090

Written by Janita on Friday August 5, 2016
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