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One of the more interesting rules for 2021

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31/10/2019

Among the numerous changes announced today for 2021, is that following scrutineering teams will not be able to change any of the bodywork components.

With race weekends to be reduced to three days, and scrutineering carried out on Friday, ahead of FP1, as opposed to Thursday as is currently the case, once the cars have been scrutineered no further changes may be made to the bodywork.

This means that the current practice of introducing new front and rear wings over the course of the weekend will be outlawed.

Though teams may test new components during the Friday sessions, the car they race on Sunday must be the same as was scrutineered on Friday.

"The introduction of a reference specification is an important point," explained F1 MD, Ross Brawn at today's press conference. "You will on the Friday be able to try things. If you want to try a new front wing you can do that but you can't race it. The idea behind that is to stop the proliferation or the necessity to build lots of parts in case that front wing works.

"In current F1 you want to take a new front wing to the track and try it, you're concerned it will work well and therefore you need to make two or three of them for when you turn up at the track so both drivers can have it and you've got a spare. Suddenly you've got a huge expense and you're flying in parts last minute to satisfy that need.

"There's some sensible housekeeping being done on the way we operate over a weekend to take a lot of strain off the teams."

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1. Posted by Superbird70, 01/11/2019 15:15

"Just trying to reduce that carbon footprint by not flying in those new parts."

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2. Posted by elsiebc, 01/11/2019 0:32

"It's all European socialism. We, the ones in charge, will decide what is good and bad for you. We will not only tell you how much money you can spend but also where you can spend it. All this will ensure that he who shows up with the fastest car in Australia will have the fastest car in Abu Dhabi. And then they'll complain that the races are boring.

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3. Posted by Manxman, 31/10/2019 21:33

""There's some sensible housekeeping being done on the way we operate over a weekend to take a lot of strain off the teams."
He missed off the bit ... " and ensure no team can become competitive with any form of last minute innovation or clever design."
I'm worried over this man's increasing interference with the innovative and creative side of the sport. Ever since he joined the money-hungry FOM group he seems to have joined the sycophant choir singing the praises of a "Spec Series."
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4. Posted by Nortim, 31/10/2019 20:13

"Why they care how many parts a team builds? One or 100 - it's team's problem not FIA's! They not gonna take load/strain off the stuff in factories, they will have something else to do for sure, if not for "this" race then for next one."

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