IndyCar has introduced an additional safeguard for adjudicating restarts in an effort to reduce the likelihood of a repeat of the penalty issued erroneously to Ganassi's Scott Dixon at Milwaukee last weekend.
The New Zealander was dealt a drive-through penalty for jumping a restart, despite the affected restart being waved off moments later. The mistake was later traced to a combination of a timing problem and human error, with race stewards confusing the abandoned restart with the clean restart that followed a lap later when they were reviewing video of the incident.
Starting from this weekend's race at Iowa, a video camera will be fixed on the starter to capture the green flag on starts and restarts, with the footage being automatically synchronised to the other video in the system. This will eliminate the need for the timing system and replay system to be manually synchronised each day, as has previously been the case.
IndyCar race director Beaux Barfield said that the change "unquestionably improves our ability to precisely officiate starts and restarts."