Already rocked by controversy, motor racing suffered another blow today when leading drivers rejected proposed new driving suit regulations and plans to introduce flogging as a punishment for drivers who exceed pit lane speed limits.
The proposed regulations will see the traditional fire proof driving suits replaced with outfits consisting of rubber hood and underwear, ball gag, leather chaps and knee high leather boots. Also under consideration is the use of wrist cuffs to secure drivers hands to the steering wheels.
A leading British Driver who wished to remain anonymous said "these new regulations are bollocks, sensory deprivation has no place in motor racing". An Grand Prix official however stated that "the bondage demographic is largely untapped by motor racing promoters. These new regulations are part of a rebranding exercise based on a BDSM theme. We are all big fans of bondage, and if it is good enough for the administrators, I do not see why the drivers have to be such snobs. They have to get with the times".
Further investigations by Spoof reveal that plans are also in place to have the grid girls carry whips rather than the traditional umbrella.