Chase Carey attends first meeting with F1 Strategy and F1 Commission in Paris

April 28, 2017

 

Chase Carey was present when the F1 Strategy and F1 commission members met in Paris on Tuesday.

 

This was the first time that Carey, has attended one of these meetings since becoming CEO of Formula One Group.  

 

The meeting was also attended by FIA President Jean Todt as the group assembled to discuss changes to the sporting and technical regulations for 2017 and 2018.

 

One immediate change will come from the Barcelona Grand Prix, where teams have been informed that a strict stance will be taken on the visibility of drivers' names and numbers on cars.

 

For 2018, the following amendments and changes will be presented to the World Motorsport Council for approval:

 

  • A number of more integrated solutions for additional frontal protection have been studied, and the decision has been taken to give priority to the transparent ‘shield’ family of systems. The FIA aims to carry out track tests of this system during this season in preparation for implementation in 2018

  • Changes in the regulation boxes around the engine cover have been made so that designs incorporating the ‘t-wing’ and ‘shark fin’ will be strictly limited

  • Measures will be taken to ensure that oil will not be used as fuel. In addition, only one specification of oil may be used for any given power unit during an event

  • Pirelli will be allowed to develop 2018 wet weather tyre compounds using previous specifications of cars and wheel dimensions

  • In the event of a red flag period during a race, the race will be resumed from a standing start.

Future meetings of the Strategy Group will be open to non-member teams  

 

 

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