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FIA ban refuelling in races.

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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John VFR - Unregistered

April 30, 2009 12:58 PM

Heavy cars,cold tyres equals VERY interesting first few laps.This is more like it,what next,manual gearboxes? Hell,at this rate,the drivers will actually have to drive again!

Phill T - Unregistered

April 30, 2009 1:02 PM

About time to! When refuelling was reintroduced they tried to sell it to the fans by saying it would improve the spectacle When all it did was make races won or lost in the pit lane All they need to do now is sort out the farce of having to use 2 different compound tyres during the race Racing was much better when it was the driver or teams call if they wanted to change tyres at all If a driver & team thought they could last a full race on 1 set they were at least allowed to have a go As for banning tyre warmers & blankets that I think is a bad move



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