Check Out What Changes Have Been Made Since Last Year’s Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi

It has been a year since the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The 2021 drivers’ championship was decided in a few tense minutes amidst the cries of Toto Wolff, the snarky retorts of race director Michael Masi, the pleadings of Christian Horner, and the frenzied intervention of Mercedes’ standby attorney. However, many things have changed in the meantime, but one thing that remained constant is the rivalry and drama. The world has been desperately waiting to see what changes will be implemented in the latest Formula 1 race. Let’s take a look at them:

Safety Car Procedure

The FIA’s investigation acknowledged that there was a grey area where the rules could be interpreted as giving Masi free rein to adjust the procedure. Masi did this by allowing only some lapped cars to unlap themselves, which resulted in the race restarting with only the leading cars in position order, as opposed to the entire grid. Also by immediately ordering the safety car in, instead of waiting for the lapped cars to catch up to the pack. That can’t happen anymore, as this ambiguity has been eliminated from the rules.

Gray Areas

During last year’s Formula One race, there was not only one fault but many. The major one was going above track limitations. F1 appeared to have devolved into a system where drivers could run as far off the circuit as they pleased on some races but weren’t allowed to do so on others, even when doing so appeared to be advantageous.

Passing Off Track

Another controversy that stayed amongst the fans was when Hamilton went off-track by cutting a corner. He didn’t have to relinquish the space after slowing down to let the Red Bull driver catch up with him. It came after earlier occurrences in Saudi Arabia where it was implied that teams had bargained with the race director to avoid being penalized for racing off the course.

Remote Race Control

After the race director controversy, it’s not unexpected that the president of FIA Ben Sulayem suggested an F1 version of football’s VAR. He wanted more and more eyes to speculate and assist the racers with decision-making by themselves. In order to implement it, a new office has been opened up in Geneva in order to detect any issues and analyze accidents. However, people are still questioning this decision as they do not understand why F1 needs a VAR, as nobody is going to wait for the decision.

How to Safely Sanitize a Car Interior Without Damaging It

The phrase “spring cleaning” didn’t spring up by accident. For many reasons, practical and traditional, it’s when we are reminded to sanitize both our homes – and our vehicles. Perhaps now more than ever, due to the recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus, it’s important to sanitize vehicles which are touched by our germ-carrying hands.

But how to clean the interior of your car without hurting it? We have the answer right here!

It All Starts with the Vacuum Cleaner

How to Safely Sanitize a Car Interior Without Damaging It

No matter if you recently cleaned your car or it’s been weeks, even months, you still need to take out the vacuum and start from there. Make sure to clean any debris from the interior, and then move on to the next step.

Use Car Care Products for the Interior

How to Safely Sanitize a Car Interior Without Damaging It

It’s time to remove dust and other particles inaccessible to the vacuum. Since the interior of your car represents a collection of different hard surfaces and fabrics, you need to be careful in the cleaning supplies you’ll use to avoid damaging the materials. If you have any car care products recommended for your type of vehicle, feel free to use them, but abstain from using hand sanitizer and bleach wipes!

Sanitizing the Touchable Parts

How to Safely Sanitize a Car Interior Without Damaging It

By now, your vehicle surely looks much cleaner and way more welcoming than it did when you started this exercise. However, to ensure there are no viruses and bacteria just waiting for you to get inside the car, the smart thing to do would be to proceed with sanitizing the interior. Most viruses die when they are in contact with soapy water, so grab a microfiber towel (or a washcloth if you don’t have anything else) and prepare a bucket of soapy water. Squeeze out all of the water before you start rubbing the towel into the touchpoints of your car. These include door handles, steering wheel, cupholders, glove compartment, seatbelts, electronic screens, and other things you normally touch while in your car. Make sure not to leave pools of water, or you might damage the surfaces!