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The proposed new rules… in a nutshell

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30/04/2009

Among the changes to the Technical Regulations for 2010, cars will be 15kg heavier than this year, while budget capped teams will double the KERS outputs of their wealthy rivals.

The updated Technical Regulations for 2010 feature a number of revision to those previously published.

In summary, the changes are as follows:

  • The minimum weight of the car plus driver is to be increased from 605kg to 620kg
  • Refuelling during a race is banned
  • Tyre warmers are banned
  • As expected, those teams that opt for the budget 40m cap will be allowed far greater technical freedom, including:

  • No limit on the number of engines used during the season (non budget cap teams limited to 8 a season)
  • No rev limit (non budget cap teams limited 18,000 rpm)
  • No limit on the number of gearboxes used during the season (non budget cap teams limited to 1 for every 4 races)
  • Movable front and rear wings (non budget cap teams allowed movable front wing only)
  • KERS boost doubled (non budget cap teams limited to same amount of boost as in 2009)
  • No limit on out-of-season testing (non budget cap teams limited to 15,000 km)
  • Unlimited use of full scale windtunnel (non budget cap teams limited to 60% full size model, at a speed not exceeding 50 metres per second)
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