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    2015 F1 Thread

    http://www.formula1.com/news/headlin.../12/16713.html

    FIA announces changes to 2015 calendar and rules

    The expanded calendar now features a provisional slot for Korea, which hosted four Grands Prix between 2010 and 2013. The Asian country is slated to host the fifth round of next year's championship on the first weekend of May.

    China meanwhile is now set to host the third round of the championship, immediately before the F1 fraternity travels to Bahrain.

    Alongside the calendar changes, the FIA confirmed a number of changes to the 2015 sporting regulations. The double points regulation brought in for 2014 will be dropped, as will the proposal for standing starts after safety car periods. Meanwhile the virtual safety car system trialled in the wake of Jules Bianchi's crash in Japan will be formally introduced in 2015. The FIA also announced the findings of its ten-man accident panel surrounding Bianchi's crash.

    The FIA has also tweaked engine-related penalties. A full power unit change will no longer result in an automatic penalty; instead penalties will be applied cumulatively based on the individual components of each power unit. Grid penalties will no longer roll over into subsequent races: should a driver be unable to take the full penalty, the remainder will now be applied in the form of time penalties during the relevant race.

    A new ten-second penalty meanwhile has been created in addition to the existing five-second rule.

    The procedure for lapped cars under safety cars has also been modified: while lapped cars will be allowed to pass the safety car and unlap themselves, the safety car will no longer have to wait until they have rejoined the back of the grid.

    The criteria for the issuing of super licenses was also tweaked, with a new minimum age of 18 approved for 2016. Drivers must also have run for a minimum of two years in minor formulas.

    Finally, several changes were made to the 2015 technical regulations, including a rise in minimum weight to 702kg, new limitations on wind tunnel testing, tweaks to the rules concerning suspension layouts and improved survival cell protection.

    The full statement from the FIA’s World Motor Sport Council:

    The 2015 FIA Formula One World Championship calendar is confirmed as follows:

    15/03 Australia
    29/03 Malaysia
    12/04 China
    19/04 Bahrain
    03/05 Korea (TBC)
    10/05 Spain
    24/05 Monaco
    07/06 Canada
    21/06 Austria
    05/07 Britain
    19/07 Germany
    26/07 Hungary
    23/08 Belgium
    06/09 Italy
    20/09 Singapore
    27/09 Japan
    11/10 Russia
    25/10 USA
    01/11 Mexico
    15/11 Brazil
    29/11 Abu Dhabi

    2015 F1 SPORTING REGULATIONS

    The following decisions were taken:

    Points
    Points for both titles will no longer be doubled for the final Event of the Championship.

    Standing Restarts
    After consultation with the Teams who raised a number of safety concerns, Articles 42.7 and 42.8 on standing restarts have been rescinded.

    Virtual Safety Car (VSC)
    Following tests of the VSC system at the final Events of 2014, the introduction of the system has been approved for 2015. The VSC procedure may be initiated to neutralise a race upon the order of the clerk of the course. It will normally be used when double waved yellow flags are needed on any section of track and competitors or officials may be in danger, but the circumstances are not such as to warrant use of the safety car itself. The full text of the article is available in Annex I.

    Suspending a race
    When a race is suspended, the pit exit will be closed and all cars must now proceed slowly into the pit lane, not the starting grid. The first car to arrive in the pit lane should proceed directly to the pit exit staying in the fast lane, all the other cars should form up in a line behind the first car.

    Team personnel or equipment on grid
    If any team personnel or team equipment remain on the grid after the 15 second signal has been shown the driver of the car concerned must start the race from the pit lane. A ten second stop-and-go penalty will be imposed on any driver who fails to do this.

    Power Unit Penalties
    The replacement of a complete power unit will no longer result in a penalty, instead as specified in the current regulations, penalties will be applied cumulatively for individual components of the power unit.

    If a grid place penalty is imposed, and the driver’s grid position is such that the full penalty cannot be applied, the remainder of the penalty will be applied in the form of a time penalty during the race (not at the next race as was previously the case) according to the following scale :

    • 1 to 5 grid places untaken: A penalty under Article 16.3(a) will be applied.

    • 6 to 10 grid places untaken: A penalty under Article 16.3(b) will be applied.

    • 11 to 20 grid places untaken: A penalty under Article 16.3(c) will be applied.

    • More than 20 grid places untaken: A penalty under Article 16.3(d) will be applied.

    Time Penalties
    In addition to the existing five-second penalty (Article 16.3a), a new ten-second penalty (Article 16.3b) will also be introduced, to be applied in the same manner.

    Unsafe Release
    If a car is deemed to have been released in an unsafe condition during a race a ten second stop-and-go penalty will be imposed on the driver concerned. An additional penalty will be imposed on any driver who, in the opinion of the stewards, continues to drive a car knowing it to have been released in an unsafe condition.

    Qualifying Procedure
    The qualifying procedure was clarified: for cases when 24 cars are eligible seven will be excluded after Q1 and Q2, if 22 cars are eligible six cars will be excluded after Q1 and Q2, and so on if fewer cars are eligible.

    Safety Car: lapped cars
    Once the last lapped car has passed the leader the safety car will return to the pits at the end of the following lap, the race director will no longer have to wait for all the lapped cars to reach the back of the pack behind the safety car.

    2015 TECHNICAL REGULATIONS
    - The weight of the car, without fuel, must not be less than 702kg at all times during the Event (up from 701kg).

    - Changes have been made to the rules governing Wind Tunnel Testing and with regard to the aerodynamic reporting periods for 2015 and 2016.

    - Any suspension system fitted to the front wheels must be so arranged that its response results only from changes in load applied to the front wheels.

    - Any suspension system fitted to the rear wheels must be so arranged that its response results only from changes in load applied to the rear wheels.

    - The Zylon anti-intrusion panels on both sides of the survival cell have been extended upwards to the rim of the cockpit and alongside the pilot’s head.

    NEXT MEETING OF THE STRATEGY GROUP
    The FIA President confirmed that the next meeting of the Strategy Group would take place on 18 December, and would focus reducing costs, improving the show, making cars quicker and more difficult to drive, and reviewing the technical and sporting regulations, with the aim of simplifying the rules where possible.

    ACCIDENT PANEL
    A review of all the evidence and other information about the events leading up to Jules Bianchi’s accident at the Japanese Grand Prix 5 October 2014, Suzuka, has been carried out by the 10-man Accident Panel, appointed by the FIA and chaired by Safety Commission President Peter Wright. The Panel has issued a 396-page report on their findings with recommendations for improvements, many relevant to all of motor sport. This has been presented to the FIA World Motor Sport Council, which accepted the findings and gave a mandate to implement the full recommendations and conclusions of the report. The summary issued by the panel can be found on fia.com.

    CRITERIA FOR THE ISSUING OF SUPER LICENCES
    A proposal on the conditions of attribution of the Super Licence was approved for 2016, on the basis of the following criteria:

    1 - Safety criteria
    The following changes have been made compared to the current regulations:

    - There is a valid driving licence requirement.

    - There is a minimum age requirement (18yo).

    - There is a verification of knowledge of the F1 Sporting Regulations/ISC rules.

    2 - Experience criteria
    With the following changes compared to the current regulations:

    - There is the 300km in F1 TCC or TPC_ as a minimum requirement.

    - There is a 2 years minimum running in minor Formulas.

    3 - Performance criteria
    With the following changes compared to the current regulations:

    - There is a point system requirement, based on the driver results in previous Formulas.
    glad to see the back of double points and standing starts after safety cars. also good that the lapped cars no longer have to join the back of the queue before the safety car can come in, although i would still prefer if the lapped cars stayed where they were. by letting them unlap themselves, it hands a free kick to any driver behind them, and disadvantages any driver that had to pass them under race conditions.

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    And we have Jenson and Alonso together at big mac.
    History is a statement, the future is a question.

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    2015 Driver line up

    Mercedes - Rosberg and Hamilton
    Red Bull - Dan Dic and Kyvat
    Williams - Bottas and Massa
    Ferrari - Vettel and Raikonnen
    McLaren - Alonso and Button
    Force India - Hulkenberg and Perez
    Toro Rosso - Verstappen and Sainz Jnr
    Lotus - Grosjean and Maldonaldo
    Sauber - Ericsson and Nasr

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    Thanks Rob.
    Got to say friggin weird having Pettel in RED ?!
    I can't jump for joy like you do most times when having a good new driver arrive - just watch IF we make him a decent faster car and he's at the pointy end ???, Schumi won me over LOL......

    haha in the old days there would always be a fire work or two having a frenchy and pom together, I suppose the modern era things have been forgotton more so nowadays.
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    Caterham will also be on the grid. they have been given permission to use their 2014 spec cars i believe.

    Maurie - you'll be cheering for vettel in no time

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    This is a good move for vettel.

    He won his titles in cars that had a destinct advanatge that he took full advantage of. Pretty much unmatched by his team mates in that era.

    Can fazari build a car that suits him, can he adapt to his new car? All good points.

    I have wanted to see him challenged and was disappointed with how he responded this season gone. I really expected him to come out and blow dan away in the back half. He sort of came good but not like the seb of the last three years.

    Then. We have redbull.

    Can they fire back after one season completely off the pace, as was everyone against the silver arrows.

    Lewis v Niko. Mk2

    And we have bent bernie not being a fan of the new engines and wants hybrid power plants with either V8 or V10 configurations back.
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    Well Bernie is bernie - when having that much control and $$$$ your in your own planet, not like the usual symptons of old age know what I mean

    We shall see Rob as I said and Ian, obviously we will build a nice new machine BUT it all depends that the power gets down to the ground handling and that pettel embraces it - its obvious when provided a good car he can drive but from last seasons car he couldn't drive over nor could the team get the balance yet his rookie team mate owned him.
    Merc have the rest of main players on notice as the norm, catch us if you can, obviously your always caught sooner or later, hopefully its next season, be good with the driver changes having Merc,maccas, Ferrari, RB really fighting it out, fingers crossed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FTe217 View Post
    Thanks Rob.
    Got to say friggin weird having Pettel in RED ?!
    I can't jump for joy like you do most times when having a good new driver arrive - just watch IF we make him a decent faster car and he's at the pointy end ???, Schumi won me over LOL......

    haha in the old days there would always be a fire work or two having a frenchy and pom together, I suppose the modern era things have been forgotton more so nowadays.
    Who's French?
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    yer god damn it I keep thinking he's a frenchy LOL.....just proves never cared for alonso, he's rated highly just can't drive a slow arse Scarlett.
    Schumi did.
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    isn't your wife spainish?
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