FORMULA 1 is set to reintroduce mid-race refuelling as part of a package of changes. Hoping to make the cars faster and more dramatic from 2017.
Following a recent meeting of F1’s Strategy Group, the FIA revealed that the sport’s leading powerbrokers have voted in favour of a number of rule changes for the 2017 Season. It is an attempt to increase the sport’s ‘wow’ factor. These proposals have to be ratified by the F1 Commission and World Motor Sports Council.
The New Plans in Summary 2016 Free choice of the two dry tyre compounds (out of four) that each team can use during the race weekend. 2017 Faster cars: A 5 to 6 seconds drop in lap times through aerodynamic rules evolution, wider tyres and reduction of car weight. The reintroduction of refuelling (maintaining a maximum race fuel allowance). Higher revving engines and increased noise. More aggressive looks and car features. Up for further consideration A global reflection on race weekend format. Measures to make starts only activated by the driver without any outside assistance.
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