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World Motor Sport Council approves changes to 2020 sporting and technical regulations

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05/12/2019

Following its meeting in Paris, the FIA's World Motor Sport Council has approved a number of changes to the technical and sporting regulations for the 2020 F1 season.

These include:

Wording relating to the sampling and testing of fuel at the events to incorporate reference declarations

The reinstatement of the chequered flag as the definitive end-of-race signal

Wording to prevent teams from covering their cars during winter testing, in order to make these events more appealing to the media and fans

Minor corrections and adjustments to articles in both sets of Regulations

The Council also confirmed the appointment of BBS as the single supplier of wheel rims starting in 2021, following its pre-selection on 5 July 2019.

A consultation phase with the teams and BBS was conducted under the arbitration of the FIA Technical Department, with some resultant minor changes to the initial specification being approved today.

Following the pre-selection of Magneti Marelli for the fuel primer pump, and of Bosch for the high pressure fuel pump and piping by the Council on 30 July 2019, a phase of consultation with the teams, power unit manufacturers and the two prospective suppliers was conducted under the arbitration of the FIA Technical Department.

Today, the Council proceeded to final appointment of the two suppliers.

The WMSP also confirmed the 2020 calendar as previously announced on 4 October, with the Hanoi and Zandvoort circuits still subject to homologation.

Date Race Circuit
15-Mar Australia Melbourne
22-Mar Bahrain Sakhir
05-Apr Vietnam Hanoi*
19-Apr China Shanghai
03-May Netherlands Zandvoort*
10-May Spain Barcelona
24-May Monaco Monaco
07-Jun Azerbaijan Baku
14-Jun Canada Montreal
28-Jun France Le Castellet
05-Jul Austria Spielberg
19-Jul Great Britain Silverstone
02-Aug Hungary Budapest
30-Aug Belgium Spa Francorchamps
06-Sep Italy Monza
20-Sep Singapore Singapore
27-Sep Russia Sochi
11-Oct Japan Suzuka
25-Oct USA Austin
01-Nov Mexico Mexico City
15-Nov Brazil Sao Paulo
29-Nov Abu Dhabi Yas Marina

* Subject to circuit homologation

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1. Posted by Canuck, 07/12/2019 13:20

"One of the things I would like to see in the regulations is the replacing of rear view mirrors with rear view cameras. The current version of mirrors is useless in most cases and often the lack of view they provide leads to accidents The display screen could be in the field of vision of the driver so they would not have to turn their heads as much while driving, also adding to safety. Even adding a warning light that someone is on the inside or outside you in a corner. Would that have cancelled the collision between Leclerc and Vettel in Brazil that took both of them out?"

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2. Posted by Egalitarian, 06/12/2019 2:24

"This is how dictatorships happen.
It's happening here in Australia - really cr@ppy behaviour by our politicians and so-called leaders, a clamp down on media, denying anything wrong happening until it is considered normal.
So it is with one supplier for each component until the only difference is paint job and bot of bodywork.
A revolution (no pun intended) is necessary to get F1 back on track (soiry 'bout that one...).
Merry Christmas everyone and thanks Chris and co."

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3. Posted by C5, 05/12/2019 21:49

"Anyone knows how much - if anything - a team actually saves over a season by having rims, fuel pumps and piping supplied by the single supplier pointed to by the FIA rather than sourcing those parts themselves?

I'm suspicious this is mostly a scheme to keep someone in the FIA busy and feeling important? Or more likely, this being the FIA, lining their own pockets with kickbacks from the chosen suppliers??..."

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