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Rear endplate lights among 2019 regulation changes

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12/10/2018

Following today's meeting of the World Motor Sport Council, a number of changes have been announced to the 2019 Sporting Regulations.

Changes to the Safety Car regulations will ensure there is a consistent point at which drivers may overtake when the Safety Car returns to the pits. This will now be the same in all three types of restart.

The teams will also be responsible for the initial scrutineering of their cars, and before the cars head out on track for the first time, they must declare conformity with all safety related matters.

The official end-of-race signal will now be a chequered light panel, though the chequered flag will still be shown.

For 2020, the team personnel curfew – the amount of time for which all team personnel must be away from the track – will increase from eight to nine hours.

The Strategy Group and Commission proposals concerning the 2019 Technical Regulations were agreed, including:

Changes to the mirror regulations and also associated rear wing changes (height) for rear view visibility and safety, while the on-board camera regulations will be modified to improve the TV spectacle.

Following favourable tests, rear endplate lights are to be added for safety while minor modifications to the halo fairing are to be made for safety reasons during a potential driver extraction.

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1. Posted by Spindoctor, 14/10/2018 10:57

"Whiting & Co. are fiddling, whilst F1 burns...."

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2. Posted by bfairey, 14/10/2018 2:58

"is Whiting screwing around with the rules again."

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3. Posted by Stitch431, 13/10/2018 13:16

"The only real measure to make racing interesting is missing. The cars must change so that there is no more drag behind the cars and slipstreaming becomes possible again. Then the DRS can get off and there will be real racing again. More does not have to change, because in terms of engine power the manufacturers are now getting closer together. Let's leave out all other artificial measures that are just used as a smoke screen ..."

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4. Posted by Renone, 13/10/2018 12:29

""The official end-of-race signal will now be a chequered light panel, though the chequered flag will still be shown."

WOW, now there is an innovation!"

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5. Posted by Elf Team Tyrrell, 13/10/2018 9:25

"That should improve the racing!"

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6. Posted by Tardis40, 12/10/2018 20:31

"Oh boy how exciting!"

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