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Re-fuelling, tyre warmers banned for 2010

Re-fuelling, tyre warmers banned for 2010
FIA keen to encourage fuel economy
30/04/09 14:02

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Re-fuelling adds little to the action
with restricted flow rates
As proposed the World Motor Sport Council today confirmed a number of changes for the 2010 Formula One championship, the headline being the option to run under a cost cap of £40m. The FIA body also however confirmed that re-fuelling and tyre warmers will not be permitted next year.

"Re-fuelling during a race will be forbidden in order to save the costs of transporting refuelling equipment and increase the incentive for engine builders to improve fuel economy (to save weight)," a statement read.

"Tyre blankets will be banned and that the ban on other tyre-heating devices will be maintained."

With the banning on re-fuelling, the final round of qualifying will be a ‘proper’ pole position shoot-out as competitors run with a light fuel load and not with a race level on board.
In addition – assuming a 26 car field - the slowest eight drivers will be eliminated from the first and second round of qualifying rather than the five as now.

In addition, current gearbox and engine change penalties will not apply to the 'cost regulated teams'.

Re-fuelling was re-introduced to the sport in 1994 after being originally banned a decade earlier.

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Cold slicks after tire changes should be good for some hairy 'slip sliding away' moments.
The prohibition on tire warmers is IMO not a wise decision and unsafe.
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^^I don't know, the good drivers will compensate.
Reducing costs is a world wide concern, so, lets do away with refueling.

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After stops in the boxes, the cars entering the racetrack on cold slicks will be way slower than the traffic.
I'd wager that we'll see a few accidents right there.
I have followed F 1 for over 40 years, including times when refueling was prohibited.
I stood across the very spot Piers Courage burned to death in the cockpit of his F 1 car during the Dutch GP at Zandvoort, another reminder would be Nikki Lauda's extreme crash with his Ferrari F 1 car on fire on the old Nuerburgring Nordschleife during the German GP.
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I think banning re-fueling is a pretty good idea, not so much for the tire warmers! The difference in speed is going to be too big, therefore unsafe!
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I think banning re-fueling is a pretty good idea, not so much for the tire warmers! The difference in speed is going to be too big, therefore unsafe!
Tire warmers are certainly cheaper than KERS.
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^^Agreed, yet I think they were trying to help with future power possibilities with the KERS, I think the technology to produce an electric blanket is well researched.

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