These are the new Grand Prix principles you need to have to know
By: Adam Cooper on March 14, 2014
LAT PHOTOGRAPHIC – Williams F1 is sporting a flashy Martini livery this season.
In addition to all the automobile and engine modifications this 12 months, the sport’;s governing physique, the FIA, made some considerable changes to the Sporting Rules. Some will have a huge affect on how the season unfolds.
The most controversial is double factors for the Abu Dhabi season finale, accepted by, although unpopular with teams. F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone experimented with to make the season’;s last 3 races well worth double — his unique suggestion — to get rid of the component of likelihood with a single race so heavily weighted. Also new this year is a trophy for the driver with the most pole positions.
Penalties associated with the new powertrains are certainly a significant talking level. The energy unit is deemed to comprise 6 separate factors, namely the internal combustion engine (ICE), the motor generator unit-kinetic (MG-K), the motor generator unit-heat (MGU-H), the energy keep (ES), turbocharger (TC) and manage electronics (CE). Drivers are allowed 5 sets of every for the entire season, and the first time they call for a sixth illustration of any element, they get a 10-spot grid penalty. A sixth instance of an additional item earns 5 areas, although the very first time a drive employs a 6th instance of something, it’;s 10 places after once more. And so on. Exchange a complete energy unit for the duration of a race weekend, and the driver begins from pit lane.
Drivers now have to use the exact same gearbox for 6 straight occasions (defined as Saturdays and Sundays only, not Friday practice), rather than 5 as before. If a substitute is needed, a grid penalty is utilized. Grid penalties can now carry more than to a second race if a driver qualifies in 17th and has a 10-place penalty and can only go back to 22nd (final spot on the grid), the remaining 5 locations will be applied at the subsequent event.
For small transgressions, the FIA can now award a 5-second penalty, served ahead of operate can start off during a pit end. In a clampdown on aggressive driving, a new penalty-factors program is in location, and any driver who amasses 12 points on his Superlicense within a 12-month period misses the up coming event.
Drivers now have to get back to the pits soon after a race and can’;t park on the track attempting to conserve sufficient fuel for the FIA’;s required sample. This was previously the case in qualifying.
Each automobile now has 6 prime tire sets and 5 optional sets each race. In order to hold the track occupied, a single set of primes has to be used in the opening practice session’;s initial thirty minutes before getting returned to Pirelli.
4 2-day exams are scheduled this 12 months, in the week soon after a Grand Prix at the identical venue. Each and every team has to dedicate a single of these days to tire testing for Pirelli. Meanwhile, there are stricter limits on utilizing wind tunnels and computational fluid dynamics.
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