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WMSC Decisions

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30/09/2015

The FIA has confirmed a number of regulation changes and new regulations following today's WMSC meeting in Paris.

They are:

Cars must now comply with all cockpit and safety equipment requirements during testing; such as the position of the driver’s head, all headrest padding, cockpit padding and ease of driver egress.

Sporting Regulations regarding track limits have been clarified and specify that drivers “must make every reasonable effort to use the track at all times and may not deliberately leave the track without a justifiable reason”. Penalties will still be allocated based on whether a driver is judged to have gained an advantage.

The WMSC approved the proposal of the F1 Commission regarding regulations for power unit and gearbox changes. Such penalties prior to qualifying will be applied based on the time of use. For changes made after qualifying, preference will be given to the driver whose team first informed the technical delegate that a change will occur.

Any driver who causes a start to be aborted, even if he is then able to start the extra formation lap, will be required to start the race from the pit lane. The same process will be applied to a re-start from a race suspension where drivers have been brought to the pit lane.

The WMSC confirmed a number of clarifications were made to aerodynamic testing restrictions for wind tunnel use and CFD, specifically focusing on reporting and inspection processes for these development tools.

For 2016, all cars must have a separate exhaust wastegate tailpipe through which all and only wastegate exhaust gases must pass. This measure has been undertaken to increase the noise of the cars and will not have any significant effect on power or emissions.

For 2017, on board cameras on stalks on the nose of cars will be prohibited.

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1. Posted by Ex F1 Official, 01/10/2015 18:32

"Brings back the V-8

So will the noise, speed and excitement

When did Auzerbijan move to Europe. That is Asia!!

WMSC failed map reading"

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2. Posted by nonickname, 01/10/2015 16:33

"They use frogs for pregnancy tests don't they....I know this frog who is ABSOLUTELY useless."

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3. Posted by TheBucketOfTruth, 01/10/2015 4:36

"Where is the clarification on track limits? That sounds just like how it is now."

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4. Posted by Willie, 30/09/2015 21:42

"For 2016, all cars must have a separate exhaust wastegate tailpipe through which all and only wastegate exhaust gases must pass. This measure has been undertaken to increase the noise of the cars and will not have any significant effect on power or emissions.

M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E.
(The exhausts are already so loud that I often can't hear the TV commentators -- thank Gawd for Closed Captions.)"

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