Inside F1 Scrutineering: How Weight Checks Keep Drivers Honest”

F1 scrutineering is a crucial process to ensure all cars are legal throughout a race weekend. There are three steps: pre-event, in-race, and post-race checks. In-race scrutineering involves rigorous inspections, including laser scans and physical tests. Missing the weighbridge can lead to penalties. Some famous instances of cars failing scrutineering have occurred, resulting in disqualifications. Drivers must also be weighed to meet minimum requirements and track weight loss. F1 scrutineering varies from other racing championships, with NASCAR and World Endurance Championship having distinct approaches.

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