The World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) approves further changes to the 2020 regulations which has been conveyed by the FIA, while few suppliers for 2021 has been confirmed.
The latest meet of WMSC is taking place in Paris which will end with the FIA Prize Gala. Ahead of the award ceremony, there were important decisions taken on the F1 side, especially with regards to the 2020 regulation changes.
The council approved the changes to the 2020 FIA Technical and Sporting Regulations which pertains to making chequered flag as the definitive end-of-race signal after few issues this year in selected F1 races with the digital board used.
In another bigger change, the F1 teams will now not be able to cover their cars during winter testing, which will be done to make it much more appealing to the media and also the fans. The winter testing is set to be showcased on Sky Sports and F1 TV again.
Here are the list of changes approved:
- Wording relating to the sampling and testing of fuel at the events to incorporate reference declarations
- The reinstatement of the chequered flag as the definitive end-of-race signal
- Wording to prevent teams from covering their cars during winter testing, in order to make these events more appealing to the media and fans
- Minor corrections and adjustments to articles in both sets of Regulations
Aside the 2020 changes, the FIA WMSC also confirmed the appointment of BBS as the single supplier of wheel rims starting from F1 2021, following its pre-selection on July 5, 2019. There was a consultation phase with some minor changes to the initial spec.
There was also movement towards the final appointment of Magneti Marelli for the fuel primer pump and of Bosch for the high pressure fuel pump by the council. The pre-selection was made on July 30, 2019 after a phase of consultation.