FIA alters Formula 1 superlicence points system

The FIA has made alterations to the Formula 1 superlicence points system, with only two series now offering the required number of points to automatically qualify for a superlicence in one hit. Any driver that wants to race in F1 must hold a superlicence, which requires 40 points earned over a three-year period, with different series offering a varying number of points, depending on where a competitor finishes. Previously, those… Read Article →

F1 demo rules changed by FIA to allow current cars to be used

Formula 1’s rules have been tweaked to help its new owners pursue their plans to organise more demonstration events similar to July’s F1 Live event in London. The FIA World Motor Sport Council has formally approved a change which will allow teams to run current 2018 machinery, or year-old 2017 cars, in demo events next year. The change will make it easier for teams to run their current cars away… Read Article →

China and Bahrain may swap dates next season

Formula 1 is confident China will have a race next season but the grand prix in Shanghai may end up swapping dates with Bahrain, commercial managing director Sean Bratches revealed on Thursday. China is currently penciled in as the second round of the season, subject to confirmation of a new contract, on April 8 with the race at Bahrain’s Sakhir circuit on the following weekend. The 2018 season is due… Read Article →

FIA defines Halo load test rules for F1 2018 cars

Formula 1 teams can finalise the specification of their 2018 chassis after the FIA confirmed details of how the new Halo cockpit protection device load test will be conducted. Full details of the Halo, which will be introduced in a grand prix for the first time next season, and the loads expected on that the chassis mountings had been shared, but teams were waiting on how the push test will… Read Article →

FIA reveals details of F1 halo crash testing for 2018

Formula 1 teams can finalise the specification of their 2018 chassis after the FIA confirmed details of how the new halo cockpit protection device load test will be conducted. Full details of the halo, which will be introduced in a grand prix for the first time next season, and the loads expected on the chassis mountings had been shared, but teams were waiting on how the ‘push’ test will be… Read Article →