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FIA reveals WMSC decisions

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06/12/2017

The FIA has announced the decisions of its World Motor Sport Council following its meeting today.

Several amendments to the F1 Sporting and Technical Regulations for 2018 were approved.

These included:

Regulations relating to procedures for starting or resuming a race behind the safety car

Changing the event timetable to increase flexibility

Ensuring that testing of previous cars may only take place on tracks currently holding an FIA Grade 1 or 1T licence

Provision for demonstration events in previous cars which does not constitute testing. No such demonstrations may exceed 50km in length and only tyres manufactured specifically for this purpose by the appointed supplier may be used

Changes to ensure that oil cannot be used as fuel

Introduction of a detailed specification for oil

A minimum weight and volume for energy storage (batteries)

Changes to position of cameras and wing mirrors to accommodate the Halo

A change to the power unit penalty system was also approved, whereby if a driver incurs a penalty exceeding 15 grid places he will be required to start the race from the back of the starting grid. If more than one driver receives such a penalty they will be arranged at the back of the grid in the order in which the offences were committed.

The World Council was presented with the report on the security incidents that occurred at this year's Brazilian Grand Prix which was requested from the Commercial Rights Holder (CRH) by the FIA. Following the report, the CRH recommended that the promoter, who is responsible for the security of the event, retains an independent security expert to evaluate and advise on security plans, implements a police reporting hub at the circuit and improves overall communication between the promoter security, police and F1 stakeholders. The World Council strongly urged the promoter to implement these recommendations and improve the situation ahead of next year's event. The FIA will offer to participate in discussions with the local authorities and closely monitor the situation.

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1. Posted by Canuck, 08/12/2017 15:31

"A few years ago, when the calendar was suppose to include 21 races, 1 extra engine was allowed, from 4 to 5. But I gather this is not the case this year, still limited to 3 engines, which is ridiculous. Is an engine blowing during a race and not allowing the team to score or finish, is that not a big enough penalty? If a driver has a crash and damages a power unit, that is suppose to be built in the engine to make it strong enough to withstand that? A gear box change due to impact with a stationary or moving object is also to be built into the strengths of each unit? Kimi's race in Abu Dhabi was well described by him - boring, it was like an endurance race managing fuel and components. How many will be forced into endurance races in 2018. The FIA and WMSC is out of touch. It is more expensive to build in durability into the PU than to have 5 or 6 PH allowed per year. And saving 50Kg of fuel per car in the race is nothing compared to the 1000's of KG of fuel spent transporting teams, equipment and cars to each venue. FIA is dreaming in virtual reality."

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