K a r t i n g

01 Safety Guidelines

  • Make sure your helmet clip is tightly fastened.
  • Bumping and shortcutting are not allowed on track.
  • Never use the accelerator and brake pedal at the same time.
  • When the session is finished, return SLOWLY back to the pit lane.
  • No open toe footwear allowed. Please reach out to our crew for assistance.
  • Formula Karting reserves the right to ask for a valid ID.
  • No smoking allowed.
  • Gloves, helmet and race overalls are mandatory.
  • Long hair must be tied up and inside your helmet.
  • Put your feet first into the car before sitting.
  • Driving location for your hands must be fixed at the 9:15 position.
  • Adjust seat and pedals before driving.
  • Be smooth with braking pedal and steering wheel.
  • Wait for either a green light or crew instruction before leaving the pit lane.
  • Always drive SLOWLY in the pit lane, including entry and exit.
  • Normal track direction : Clockwise
  • In case your kart spins around in the wrong direction, please wait for the track to clear, and then restart in the proper direction. If you cannot restart, stay in your kart and wait for assistance.
  • Respect flag signals given by Formula Karting Crew.
  • In case of a Yellow Flag or a kart spinning, please raise your arm to indicate a warning to the drivers behind you.
  • After a Checkered Flag, finish your lap and come slowly to the pit lane slowly.
  • Wait for a Formula Karting crew member to switch off your engine before leaving the kart.
  • Remove helmet and gloves after leaving the kart.

02 Safety Equipment

  • Helmet: Head injury is most common in racing accidents, so to avoid these helmets are made mandatory to wear for all the drivers during racing. Helmets have the ability to absorb the shocks. Helmets are made lighter in order to avoid the force acting on the driver’s head. They are designed in such a way that the force exerted on driver’s head during braking, taking corner turns and accelerating is minimized. These helmets are made or fire resistant material but the main composite is carbon-fiber.
  • Neck Brace: There is a support made of carbon-fiber attached to the belt and connects the helmet in such a way that if an accident occur then it restrain the driver’s head from bumping on the steering wheel. The head and neck support is designed so as to absorb the shocks that are generated during an accident, if the support is not present these forces will be directly transferred to the driver’s skull and neck causing critical injury.
  • Clothing: The suit that a driver wears during a race is fire resistant to provide safety during any fire issue. The fiber is tested before using it to make the clothing from it. The zip, thread and any patch on the clothing must be fire proof. The gloves, footwear and even the balaclava that driver wears under the helmet are all fire resistant.

03 Safety Measures

  • Ear Protection: Protecting the ears from loud noise i.e. high decibel sound is a must in racing. Because continuous exposure to noise may damage the ear leading to loss of hearing. Loss of hearing is unrecoverable so to avoid this care should be taken by wearing effective ear protection plugs.
  • Safety Harness: Safety harness is nothing but the seatbelt that the racers use. Stiff best is more effective than the loose belt/chain. Most of the times there is a six strap harness in which two straps supports the shoulder and are wrapped around the legs and the remaining two wrapped around the abdomen. Regular checkup of the harness is a must because belts breakdown due to abrasion or any cuts present on the belts.
  • Protection against fire: For protecting against the fire erupted in an accident, multiple fire extinguishers are placed around the track. In addition to this, the driver must wear a balaclava under the helmet which is also fire resistant. Sometimes the fire burns the skin though the suit does not look damaged from outside, when this happens care should be taken and the area must be douse with water and the clothing must not be removed.
  • Precaution after an accident happens: In case an accident happens in front of the driver he should brake and decelerate as much as possible in order to avoid the contact with that accident. Driver should not contract his muscles to prevent the accident. Hands should be kept on the steering wheel but thumbs must be stretched out. Racers should cooperate with the Marshals
  • Automatic Transponder Safety System: The karts are installed with safety transponders which automatically slow down the nearby karts in case of any hazard on the track and also activate the yellow flag to avoid any further collision.