F1 Fee agrees to revisit race guidelines after Spa debacle
The F1 Fee has mentioned potential rule adjustments on account of the Belgian Grand Prix being labeled as a race value half factors this yr.
Heavy rain all through race day led to August’s grand prix at Spa-Francorchamps having its unique begin aborted and the occasion red-flagged after quite a lot of formation laps. The FIA tried to discover a break within the climate to start out racing however after leaving the pit lane and finishing two laps behind the protection automobile, the race was referred to as off.
Because the laps behind the protection automobile counted because the race having began, finishing two laps labeled the outcome as worthy of half-points, which means the highest 10 scored regardless of not having turned a aggressive lap.
In a gathering of the F1 Fee on Wednesday forward of Friday’s World Motor Sport Council assembly in Paris, it was agreed that the foundations must be modified for such a situation.
“Following the weather-affected 2021 FIA Components 1 Belgian Grand Prix, the Fee mentioned potential updates to the Sporting Rules and requested that the Sporting Advisory Committee considers this matter at its subsequent assembly to suggest choices for up to date procedures and rules,” an FIA assertion learn.
The draft 2022 calendar was additionally on the agenda and the 23 races will likely be ratified by the WMSC on Friday earlier than being printed, whereas the Fee was additionally introduced with a report relating to the primary two Dash qualifying occasions at Silverstone and Monza.
“The report gathered suggestions from a lot of stakeholders, which have been optimistic in regards to the Dash idea. Additional analysis will happen following the third and last Dash occasion of 2021 in Brazil. Parts referring to potential future Dash occasions and the related regulatory framework will then be mentioned with a optimistic decision anticipated within the weeks following the Brazilian Grand Prix.”