The FIA changed the rules in response to the crisisApril 2, 2020
The FIA World Motor Racing Council has approved through electronic voting a series of key amendments to the sports and technical regulations of Formula 1 for the seasons 2020 and 2021.
We have repeatedly written about the essence of the changes agreed with the teams and Liberty Media, now they have become part of the rules.
Now the FIA and Formula 1 will be able to change the calendar during the 2020 season without prior coordination with the teams.
The paragraph on tests this year for tires on 18-inch wheels, which will appear only in 2022, is excluded.
On tests after the end of the season, one day will be allocated to young pilots – and allowed the teams to simultaneously work with two cars, and not with one, as before.
The number of permitted power plants for the season is directly tied to the number of Grand Prix.
From March 28 and throughout 2020, it is forbidden to work on the aerodynamics of cars in 2022.
In 2021, the use of dual DAS steering systems was prohibited, which Mercedes showed in winter tests.
The postponement of the transition to the new regulation was approved instead of 2021 to the 2022nd. Additional measures to reduce costs in 2021 will be additionally agreed with the teams, including homologation of the safety cell and some other components.
FIA President Jean Todt received the authority to “urgently make any decisions regarding the organization of international competitions in the 2020 season” without the approval of the World Council.
This year, the FIA will not require 100% agreement of the teams with these and further changes in the regulations – 60% are enough – six out of ten teams. It is, in particular, about the transition to a two-day weekend format if necessary. The approval of the FIA World Motorsport Council in this case will still be needed.
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