The FIA announces changes in the regulations of Formula 1 for 2016


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World Council of Motor has approved a series of modifications to the sporting regulations and technical support for the Formula 1. This has been published FIA, at the time that it announced that Jean Todt and Bernie Ecclestone shall make known the findings on other issues of government, on the power units and the reduction of costs January 31, 2016. Between the rules altered stresses, especially, the one related to the tires. Pirelli take three compounds to each grand prix instead of two, and they select the one they will use in the race necessarily (the other one will choose each pilot). On the other hand, with the announcement that Ferrari will supply engines to a fourth team (in addition to the Scuderia, Haas, and Sauber) confirmed that Toro Rosso will take the propellers of the Italian firm.

These are the announced changes:

technical Regulations

-The number of ‘tokens‘ is allowed for the power unit for the development during the season will be assigned in the following manner in the coming years:
2016: 32 tokens
2017: 25 tokens
2018: 20 tokens
2019: 15 tokens

-Any new manufacturer unit of power you will have available 15 tokens in its first year and 32 in the second.

-The padded areas around the rider’s head have been increased in thickness to a greater security.

sporting Regulations

The changes have been approved by the World Council of the Motor, in what refers to the use of the tires by the teams in order to drive different strategies in the race in 2016. This includes that:

– The tyre supplier will provide three compounds dry instead of two.

– Of the 13 sets of dry tyres available to each rider for the grand prix, the tyre supplier will elect two for the race (only one of which must be used in the race), and a compound (the softest available) that can only be used in the Q3. Each pilot can then choose their ten compounds remaining between the three available.

– unless you use the intermediate tyres or extreme wet, the pilot should use at least two specifications different dry tires, of which at least one must be chosen by the tyre supplier.

-In the case of a Virtual Safety Car (VSC), the DRS will be re-enabled immediately after the period of VSC. In addition, the VSC can also be used in practice sessions to reduce the amount of time lost during an interruption.

-power units homologated in previous seasons may be re-approved. Previously no manufacturer could provide more than one specification of power unit. The World Council of the Motor was also informed that the FIA had agreed to allow Ferrari to supply to a fourth client computer, a power unit with the specification of 2015 to 2016.