Michael Schumacher, Mercedes, Montreal, 2011

DRS rules get wet-weather safety tweak

2012 F1 seasonPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Michael Schumacher, Mercedes, Montreal, 2011
The rules on DRS in wet races have changed

The FIA has given the race director new powers to determine when DRS may be used in wet races.

The World Motor Sport Council decided that: “The race director may now prohibit the use of the adjustable rear wing (DRS) if he feels visibility is too poor in wet conditions.

“This has been done as a result of safety concerns over large speed differentials between cars.”

Also among the WMSC’s decisions in a meeting today in Milan was a change to the tyre allocation rules. In the event that both Friday sessions are declared wet, teams may now save one of their sets of dry-weather tyres for use on Saturday.

The WMSC noted, “It is hoped that this will result in teams carrying out more laps on Saturday.”

The WMSC also announced that, “Changes have been made to the personnel curfew to ensure the rest periods remain constant throughout the season, irrespective of the timing of practice sessions at particular events.”

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