FIA clamps down on fuel-sensor modifications: Starting with Spanish Grand Prix, sensors need to be left alone by teams

Starting up with Spanish Grand Prix, sensors must be left alone by teams

By: GMM on April 4, 2014

Starting at the Spanish Grand Prix, teams will not be able to mess with the fuel sensors.

LAT PHOTOGRAPHIC – Red Bull’;s Daniel Ricciardo has been incredibly outspoken about the fuel flow sensors on the 2014 Formula One automobiles.

The FIA has moved to finish the issues with its new necessary fuel-flow sensor, supplied by British business Gill.

Red Bull, whose Daniel Ricciardo was disqualified over the matter in Melbourne, has been extremely essential of the sensor, arguing it is not reliable.

But Germany’;s Automobile Motor und Sport claims that “95 percent” of all the troubles with the sensor up and down pitlane in 2014 have been in Renault-powered cars.

It is suspected that aftermarket modifications created to the sensor to suit the set up of the Renault power unit have been leading to the difficulties.

The German report stated the FIA has reacted by instructing teams that, beginning with the Spanish Grand Prix in mid-Might, the sensors should be put in specifically as they are supplied by Gill.

Correspondent Michael Schmidt claimed that if the difficulties persist beyond Barcelona, focus will turn to the fuel getting utilised by the Renault-powered teams.

It is believed that, despite the fact that sponsored by the Spanish fuel company Cepsa, Renault-powered Toro Rosso really utilizes the identical fuel as Red Bull and Lotus, provided by Complete.

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