The final result of a recent F1 Comission meeting will see teams grapple with a rule change impacting the variety of tyre sets available next season. With two race weekends earmarked in 2023 when the reduction of obtainable tyre sets will likely be tested out, it could have an effect on the battle for top honours and much more so the next yr whether it is fully implemented.
The F1 Commission met on April 26 in a gathering chaired by Mohammed Ben Sulayem. The game’s authorities could be right to present themselves a pat on the back after what has been an exciting begin to the brand new season, but they’re still exploring ways make further strides.
One final result is the ‘revised qualifying format’, which will likely be tested out in two race weekends in 2023 with the opportunity of fully implementing it the next yr. The number of obtainable compounds for every team will reduce from 13 to 11, with soft sets being slashed from eight to 4.
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An FIA statement read: “The Commission unanimously agreed to trial a discount within the tyre allocation from 13 sets to 11 at two events within the 2023 season. This will likely be done to guage the impact of the reduction in tyre allocation on track-running, with the general intention to maneuver to more sustainable use of tyres in the long run.”
Exactly where the pair of 2023 trials will happen has not yet been decided, but teams will need to know well upfront in order that they’ll put strategic plans together. The revised qualifying format will see all teams go into Q1 on hard compound tyres, Q2 on medium compound and Q3 on softs.
Elsewhere within the press release, the FIA said: “Following the trialling of the newest generation of helmet cameras over recent events, they’ve proved to be an ideal success, generating significant positive feedback from fans as a priceless addition to the printed of Grands Prix.
“Due to this fact, it was proposed and unanimously approved to update the 2023 Technical Regulations, mandating the usage of these helmet cameras for all drivers from 2023 onwards.”