Formula 1 officials are discussing some possible major changes to the current rules which will not come into effect until the 2024 season.
At the F1 committee meeting at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Friday, teams learned about the FIA’s new priorities and discussed a number of sporting changes that could have a significant impact on the on-track action. The featured article was an FIA study of possible body kits that could improve visibility in wet racing, with minor examples including doubling the maximum crash payouts in sprint races from $150,000 to a flat rate of $300,000 per team and spec changes. financial regulation.
On the automotive side, stricter requirements for the strength of rolling rims will be implemented in 2024. However, there are other important issues in the discussion period, but they are not changing immediately.
more engine penalty
F1 has engine restrictions to keep costs down, but as of 2018. These rules are in place, with default penalties for repeat violations.
The first time a driver exceeds the seasonal quota for a particular item. They will receive a 10 grid place penalty. The next time you need a new instance of this item, all you need is a 5 person cage penalty. A total of 15 or more places must start from the back of the grid. This creates an unusual situation where a repeat offender may receive a lighter sentence than the first trial.
This is something that various teams and drivers sometimes ask. For example, because the benefits of a new V6 engine can be significant with minimal compromises. It also means that if a driver is penalized from behind the grid for changing just a few items. The team will tend to make more changes as the amount of the penalty is actually set.
tyre blanket – temperature
The move towards a complete tire tread ban in 2024. Began with a reduction in maximum tire tread temperatures this year from 100C (front) and 80C (rear) to 70C.
Another blanket drop will be dropped next year from 20°C to 50°C, but officially removed after the tire reaction. In short, Pirelli tires do not heat up quickly enough to be used in these low temperatures.
Furthermore, The drag reduction system in F1 will be available after the start of the third lap of the current race. This applies to the start of the race and the restart after the safety car. A trial will take place in 2023 to change this for future expansions.
However, The committee agreed to introduce one-lap DRS at the start of the 2023 sprint race. The goal is to keep the fields close and encourage closer competition.
If all goes well, it will be introduced at every Grand Prix in 2024