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Ugly noses banned from F1

On top of the addition of standing restarts for 2015 the FIA’s World Motor Sport Council approved a number of other rule changes.

The majority of the rule changes are technical with one eye on lowering cost and will make no change to the visual aspect of the sport.

But one change has been made specifically for the visual aspect and that's a change on the noses.

The regulation changes mean that whilst an aspect is down to improved safety, Formula One also wants to get rid of the anteater design that some teams introduced following the lower nose regulation for 2015.

The rule is pretty specific in that respect with Formula One demanding 'aesthetically pleasing structures'.

Other changes are for brake discs to rotate at the same speed as the wheels, making a two-stage wheel fastener retaining system compulsory and skid blocks to now be made from titanium and must be better contained.

As expected the power-units a driver can use will drop down to just four for next season, if a driver exceeds this limit they will automatically drop down to the back of the grid.

On a race weekend the Friday night curfew will be extended from six to seven hours in 2015 and will then increase to eight hours for 2016.

The restrictions to the parc fermé will now apply from the start of final practice on Saturday morning instead of the start of qualifying.

However the proposed ban on tyre blankets has been dropped.

There were also a number of changes to both testing and Aerodynamic testing.

To save costs, all on track testing sessions will now have to take place in Europe. During pre-season teams can partake in three pre-season tests of four days in 2015 and from 2016 this will drop to two.

In season test sessions will be limited to two tests of two days with two days reserved for young drivers.

Off the track wind tunnel runs will also be reduced.








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Date:Friday June 27 2014

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