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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.

Written by Janita on Friday August 5, 2016
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