CONSTRUCTORS might must become familiar with a brand new, environmentally pleasant rule that would shake up race weekend technique.
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The result of a current F1 Comission assembly will see groups grapple with a rule change impacting the variety of tyre units obtainable subsequent season. With two race weekends earmarked in 2023 when the discount of obtainable tyre units can be examined out, it might have an effect on the battle for prime honours and much more so the next yr whether it is absolutely carried out.
The F1 Fee met on April 26 in a gathering chaired by Mohammed Ben Sulayem. The game’s authorities can be proper to present themselves a pat on the again after what has been an thrilling begin to the brand new season, however they’re nonetheless exploring methods make additional strides.
One end result is the ‘revised qualifying format’, which can be examined out in two race weekends in 2023 with the potential of absolutely implementing it the next yr. The variety of obtainable compounds for every group will scale back from 13 to 11, with smooth units being slashed from eight to 4.
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F1 groups must come to phrases with a proposed change to tyre rules subsequent season (Picture: GETTY)
An FIA assertion learn: “The Fee unanimously agreed to trial a discount within the tyre allocation from 13 units to 11 at two occasions within the 2023 season. This can be performed to guage the affect of the discount in tyre allocation on track-running, with the general intention to maneuver to extra sustainable use of tyres sooner or later.”
Precisely the place the pair of 2023 trials will happen has not but been determined, however groups will wish to know properly prematurely in order that they’ll put strategic plans collectively. The revised qualifying format will see all groups go into Q1 on onerous compound tyres, Q2 on medium compound and Q3 on softs.
The flexibility of groups to deal with the brand new technique change, albeit throughout solely two races weekends, might impact the title race subsequent season. The affect would then be extra outlined in 2024 whether it is carried out absolutely.
Elevated use of head cameras was additionally mentioned within the assembly, which might certainly delight followers who’ve benefitted from ground-level entry to what drivers expertise within the cockpit this season. Proposed rule modifications will must be authorized by the World Motor Sport Council.
Mohammed Ben Sulayem chaired the assembly that was held this week (Picture: GETTY)
Elsewhere within the press launch, the FIA stated: “Following the trialling of the newest era of helmet cameras over current occasions, they’ve proved to be an incredible success, producing vital constructive suggestions from followers as a invaluable addition to the printed of Grands Prix.
“Due to this fact, it was proposed and unanimously authorized to replace the 2023 Technical Rules, mandating using these helmet cameras for all drivers from 2023 onwards.”