LONDON: Formula One teams agreed to double the variety of dash occasions to 6 in 2023 at a gathering on Tuesday (Apr 26) however formal approval was stalled by the governing FIA who known as for an extra analysis.
The world physique mentioned in a press release that the proposal was to make use of the identical format as this season, with factors awarded to the highest eight within the 100km Saturday dash, nevertheless it reserved judgement.
“While supporting the principle of an increased number of sprint events, the FIA is still evaluating the impact of this proposal on its trackside operations and personnel, and will provide its feedback to the commission,” it added.
The assembly was chaired by FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem and sources mentioned the governing physique wished a monetary contribution from Formula One. There was no rapid remark from the FIA.
An excellent-majority is required for the change to take impact subsequent 12 months and the FIA maintain a 3rd of the votes on the fee.
The first dash of this season was held at Imola in Italy on the weekend, with Formula One’s managing director Ross Brawn spelling out the will for extra after the format was first trialled in 2021.
“I think what I would like to do is at least get six races settled and then after these three races we can see if there are format developments we want to do,” he instructed reporters at Imola on Saturday. “But I would like to just move on to six races.”
The dash format sees qualifying for the official pole place on Friday, with Saturday’s race setting the grid for Sunday’s grand prix.
The different two sprints this 12 months will likely be held in Austria and Brazil.
The FIA additionally set targets for aerodynamic laws associated to the introduction of a brand new energy unit from 2026.
The targets are to cut back drag considerably to offset any discount in energy, improve sustainability with extra standardised or simplified elements, additional develop shut racing and make the vehicles smaller and lighter.
Helmet cameras, trialled just lately, had been deemed successful and it was unanimously agreed to replace subsequent 12 months’s technical laws to mandate their use for all drivers.
The fee additionally unanimously agreed to trial a discount within the tyre allocation from 13 units to 11 at two occasions subsequent season as a part of an supposed transfer to extra sustainable use in future.
The value cap and the pressures of rising inflation had been additionally mentioned, with the game’s monetary working group to place ahead proposals.
There was no phrase on a alternative for the Russian Grand Prix, which was cancelled after the nation’s invasion of Ukraine. Russia calls its navy motion a ‘special operation’
There has been media hypothesis that Singapore would possibly host back-to-back races or a European circuit reminiscent of Portugal’s Portimao may return. Qatar has additionally been talked about however there’s concern concerning the warmth.
Formula One chief govt Stefano Domenicali has mentioned there’ll nonetheless be a document 23 races as initially scheduled.
Source : channelnewsasia.com