The FIA will carry out deeper technical checks on one car drawn at random at every grand prix in 2021, with Valtteri Bottas’s Mercedes the first car called up at the Bahrain Grand Prix.
This is part of a push by the FIA to further close down any possible avenues for cheating in F1, with the hope being that the threat of a team’s car being chosen for the random extra checks will prevent teams being willing to take too many risks around F1’s technical rules.
Bottas’s car passed the extra inspection with flying colours. So how does it work? Edd Straw explains all in our latest video.