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More discussion over he radio ban as Austria saw Sergio Perez experience a brake system failure causing an accident and Nico Rosberg also had a brake-by-wire failure in the waning laps that neither teams could warn their drivers about due to the current radio restrictions.

Teams such as Force India and Mercedes have called for a loosening of the radio restrictions in order to tell drivers of impending mechanical failures or warn them of possible issues in order to prevent failures etc.

According to a report at AUTOSPORT, McLaren race director, Eric Boullier, said there were discussions with the FIA on the matter:

“There were discussions between the teams and the FIA, and seeking either more freedom or clarification, and the FIA has been clear they will not change their position.”

So the FIA aren’t keen to change and one has to think that opening the radio ban up a little would create even more of a difficult monitoring situation for the FIA to manage. A comprehensive ban makes it easier to regulate but does it bring an issue of safety into the equation?

Time will tell but as of right now, the radio ban seems set to remain if Boullier read the FIA correctly in recent meetings.