During all sessions, lap-time is recorded for each completed lap by a transponder that measures the time to within one-thousandth of a second. 

The lap is further broken down into sectors (x3) and mini sectors. Drivers have a lap delta on their steering wheel that allows them to see their performance against the previous laps to within 0.001 seconds. 

If a driver goes beyond the track limits during practice or qualifying, their lap-time will be deleted, and the latter could impact their qualifying position. The same occurs during the race, with the drivers being shown a black flag for the third offence.

During each of the sessions, the broadcaster display’s this data to show how the cars performing. 

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Andrew Burden

The author Kiwi F1 Fan