The FIA World Motor Sport Council met Friday and agreed on the following key issues:
The WMSC has approved the rule adjustments proposed by the F1 Strategy Group and approved by the F1 Commission. These are:
– The simplification of the power unit penalties, ensuring that the most a driver can be penalised is to be demoted to the rear of the grid – this will eliminate penalties during the race for these infractions.
– New power unit manufacturers to F1 will receive an extra power unit for each driver to use throughout Grands Prix for the season, bringing the total to five – one more than the existing power unit suppliers. This will be applied retrospectively to Honda.
These changes to the sporting regulations will come into force with immediate effect.
The provisional calendar for the 2016 FIA Formula One World Championship was approved:
|October 23||USA (Austin)|
|November 27||Abu Dhabi|
The calendar reads 21 races and notice the inclusion of a German GP. There is no reference to which circuit in Germany will hold the event as it was slated to be at the Nurburgring this year. One assumes it will be Hockenheim in 2016.
The calendar also represents the latest start an F1 calendar has had since the 1980’s.
Hat Tip: FIA