Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Teams reject early introduction of new regulations

(Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team)

The Formula One commission met in Geneva on Tuesday to discuss the future direction of the sport. It was decided at the meeting that the sport will defer bringing in major regulation changes until 2017 at the earliest.

It had been suggested that the sport could introduce wider cars, bigger tyres and wider bodywork similar to the cars of the late 1980’s and early 90’s.

The most likely outcome now is that the teams will discuss the best way forward in terms of coming up with new regulations regarding the design of cars that will be worked out over the next year and ratified in 2016 to be introduced for the 2017 Formula One season.

Former Infiniti Red Bull Racing Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey stated in Jerez that he could be tempted to return to Formula One in 2017 when the new regulations are introduced but for now he is concentrating on other projects within the Red Bull Technologies group while remaining as a consultant to Infiniti Red Bull Racing.

© Ben Johnston 2015

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