The FIA has announced that refuelling in Formula 1 will be banned from next season in a further bid to drive down costs.

Coming on the day that it was confirmed cost-capping will be introduced to the sport, the FIA have taken further steps to reduce budgets by revealing F1 cars will no longer be able to refill during pit-stops.

An attempt to save costs for transporting refuelling equipment and increase the incentive for engine builders to improve fuel economy, the move comes into effect next season and will go a long way to removing question marks about 'fuel weight' before the races.

In addition, tyre blankets and tyre-heating devices will also be banned from next season.

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