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FIA confirm changes to regulations for 2014

Jun 28, 2013, 10:22 AM EDT

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The FIA has today confirmed the changes that will be made to the sporting and technical regulations for next season as part of its constant improvement of the sport.

One of the biggest rule changes is that from next season there will be a penalty points system where drivers will receive points on their license for any infringements. These will range from one to three (depending on the action in question), and they remain on a license for 12 months. Should a driver pick up twelve points, they will be subject to an immediate one-race ban.

In the wake of tiregate, changes have also been made to the testing procedure. There will be four two-day test events across the course of the season, held on the Tuesday and Wednesday following a European grand prix in order to minimize the cost of moving from place to place. Also, testing is now permitted in January in order to allow teams to work with the new V6 engines, suggesting that there will indeed be four tests in the 2014 pre-season.

Drivers will also be given an extra set of tires to use during the first 30 minutes of Free Practice 1, encouraging teams to send their drivers out early on and increasing the on-track action for the fans. Gearboxes will be required to last six races next season, up from five in 2013.

Click here for a complete list of the changes to the regulations.

  1. purplesectornet - Jun 28, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    All good changes. 2014 is going to be fascinating.

  2. techmeister1 - Jun 28, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    The FIA has turned into the Clowns of F1. The teams have better judgment than the FIA. I hope they all do their own 1000 km tests and tell the FIA to go to Hell. It ain’t like they are going to punish the entire lots of F1 teams, especially after not punishing Mercedes for outright cheating.

    Who knows what 2014 racing will be like with the Clowns running the show? It could be good or a disaster based on recent history with the FIA.

  3. hoss4856 - Jun 29, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    I was thinking it was NASCAR that made the call on the Benz crew,they have rules that seem to mean one thing to one team an something to another they take all that time to make the rules then they through them out the door and then judge like there were no rules in place.

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