F1 Commission calls for regulation tweaks after Belgian GP washout
The F1 Commission has called for talks over updating the sporting regulations for 2022 onwards in the wake of the washed-out Belgian Grand Prix in August.
F1 and the FIA came under fire after the race which was delayed for the duration of the afternoon at Spa-Francorchamps, only to see two laps completed behind the safety car before a result was declared in torrential rain.
As the result was declared, this allowed half-points to be awarded to the top 10 drivers despite no green-flag laps being completed.
Following the third meeting of the F1 Commission on October 13, a statement read: “The Commission discussed potential updates to the Sporting Regulations and asked that the Sporting Advisory Committee considers this topic at its next meeting to propose options for updated procedures and regulations.”
Draft calendar to be approved by World Motor Sport Council on October 15
The Commission was also presented with a provisional calendar set to be ratified by the World Motor Sport Council on Friday [October 15].
The draft sets out a record-breaking 23 race season with the introduction of Miami to the schedule and an early finishing date slated for November.
A statement explained how the Commission had “praised the remarkable achievements of F1 and the FIA in staging what will be a 22-race schedule on 2021 and a record-breaking 23 races in 2022.”
Sprint events are also expected to be discussed with a “positive resolution” expected following the Sao Paolo Grand Prix next month after the Commission was presented with a report on the first two trials from Monza and Silverstone.
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October 13, 2021 at 04:29PM