The FIA has vowed to ban ‘driver aids’ in three races’ time as the first step in a package of changes to overhaul F1.
F1 drivers oppose the FIA’s plan to ban the use of tyre warmers next year, which may now not go ahead.
FIA race director Charlie Whiting has given drivers further guidance on the limits they are expected to respect when defending their position.
“One of the exciting things for the future is the engine are going to come back into the equation.”
The FIA has formally approved the switch to V6 turbo engines in 2014.
McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh backed the decision to change F1’s engine rules.
The changes to the F1 rules are not as sweeping as they were last season. But there are several significant alterations such as the ban on refuelling during races and winners getting 25 points instead of ten. And there are some other small-but-significant changes for 2010 to keep an eye on too, all of which … Continue reading The new 2010 F1 rules: A quick guide
Autosport reveals the F1 teams are planning a change in the technical rules to ban double diffusers – but not until after the 2010 F1 season. The thinking is this will help keep cornering speeds down and hopefully reduce the turbulence coming from the back of F1 cars, allowing them to follow each other more … Continue reading A change for the better: double diffusers likely to be banned in 2011
Every F1 points system from 1950 to 2010 with all the Formula 1 points rules explained.
The F1 Sporting Working Group has been asked to come up with new ideas to “improve the show” in F1 in 2010. But the best decision to improve the show was taken this time last year. After 16 years, refuelling during the race is finally being banned. This will make F1 more exciting, easier to … Continue reading 14 reasons to love the refuelling ban
The FIA will vote tomorrow on a new points system for F1 proposed by the re-formed F1 Commission. The change looks radical on the surface with a winner getting 25 points instead of ten. But on closer inspection the new points system will probably make little difference at all and only act to encourage drivers … Continue reading Race winners could get 25 points in 2010
It’s the last race of the season so we’ll be saying our farewells this weekend – some of the fondly, others not so much. One goodbye likely to divide reaction among fans is the long-awaited banning of refuelling. When we witness our final refuelling pit stop this weekend will we have lost something special from … Continue reading Goodbye to?σΤιΌ?ͺ refuelling
F1 Fanantic guest writer and Vee8 author Duncan Stephen looks at the problems the testing ban has caused this year. This year has seen several major changes in F1, but among the biggest has been the ban on in-season testing. As is usually the case with sweeping rule changes, it has brought more than its … Continue reading Rights and wrongs of the testing ban
All bar one of F1’s 13 teams have agreed not to use KERS in 2010.
Surely the best news in the 2010 F1 rules is the confirmed return of low-fuel qualifying and a ban on in-race refuelling: 29.1 b) Refuelling during a race is forbidden. 2010 F1 Sporting Reguations The needless and uninteresting complication of fuel strategy and and tedious race-fuel qualifying are being swept away. This is a return … Continue reading F1 2010 rules: A return to proper qualifying and real Grand Prix racing
F1 cars will continue to use KERS in 2010. Despite widespread expectations that Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems would be dropped after just one year, the new F1 regulations published today includes provision for the devices. The F1 teams’ association had agreed not to use KERS next year – but I’m glad it’s staying.
The FIA has now dropped the ‘most wins’ championship system for 2010. It release a revised version of next year’s rules unannounced earlier this week. It had previously left the rule in the version of the regulations published after last week’s World Motor Sports Council Meeting.
The Circuit de Catalunya will test more than just the drivers’ abilities this weekend – it will also give F1’s new ‘overtaking friendly’ cars their sternest challenge yet. Much of the aerodynamic changes made to this year’s cars were made to make overtaking easier. So far it seems we’ve seen more wheel-to-wheels racing than in … Continue reading Now we’ll find out if they can overtake…
Contrary to what I wrote here yesterday, F1 will be using ‘most victories’ to decide the champion in 2010. Leahonard_e pulled me up for missing a crucial line in the new 2010 regulations: The Formula One World Championship driver?σΤιΌΤδσs title will be awarded to the driver who has been classified first in the greatest number … Continue reading ‘Most wins’ system confirmed for 2010
In October 1993 the first meeting of the FIA World Motor Sports Council announced that refuelling would be re-introduced into F1 for the 1994 season. Earlier this week the same body confirmed refuelling will be banned in 2010 – leading to a mixed reaction from fans. I’ve been surprised how many comments have been posted … Continue reading Why F1 will be better without refuelling