The FIA notes that Porsche is still in talks with F1 teams, while adding that they are working on cost cap situation, Japanese GP moment and more.

The FIA World Motor Sport Council met again to discuss on various topics especially on the recent happenings in F1. Amid those, President Mohammed Ben Sulayem noted in his speech about Porsche still talking to teams after ending its talks with Red Bull.

After Audi confirmed its entry, Porsche were all set to be announced to enter with Red Bull but they couldn’t reach a common ground and ended their talks. Since then, Honda has returned in the frame to perhaps make a comeback in some capacity.

While those discussions are being taking place with Red Bull, Sulayem noted of Porsche still being in talks to make it in F1. The German manufacturer has the intention to compete in the pinnacle of motorsport but they want to do in a way where they can flourish.

Additional to this topic, the FIA noted of the ongoing discussions regarding the F1 Financial Regulations which came under scanner after Aston Martin and Red Bull were found of breach for their details entered about the 2021 season.

The penalty they are to receive for that is unknown at the moment, as Zak Brown’s leaked letter had suggestions for the same. The FIA also revealed of identifying the procedural issues that took place in the aftermath of Japanese GP in deciding the title.

Those have been identified and the results of the same will be shared soon. For 2023, the FIA approved of larger mirrors in order to help F1 drivers spot drivers in their blind-spot. There is also improvement on the brake duct definition.

The roll hoop will be strenghtened after the incident involving Zhou Guanyu, while the FIA also clarified the grid penalty issues that popped up this year especially in determining the grid due to varied amount of penalties at different moments.

“During the Summer, the FIA World Motor Sport Council approved the Formula 1 Power Unit Regulations for 2026,” said Sulayem. “These regulations are the result of extensive research and development by the FIA and consultation with incumbent and potential new PU manufacturers. The FIA continues to push forward on innovation and sustainability across our entire motor sport portfolio.

“The 2026 Formula 1 PU Regulations are the most high-profile example of that mission.  At Spa-Francorchamps in August, Audi announced it was joining the FIA Formula One World Championship from 2026 as a power unit manufacturer. This announcement was an endorsement of the hard work by all stakeholders to develop those Regulations. We also note that Porsche are still in discussions with Formula 1 teams.

“Latterly, the WMSC members approved the 2023 F1 calendar with 24 races – further evidence of the growth and appeal of the sport. As part of the 2023 calendar, six race weekends featuring Sprint sessions were confirmed. Thanks to collaboration with Stefano Domenicali and our colleagues at FOM, the FIA concluded a thorough analysis on the impact of additional Sprint sessions and have adjusted our workflow to ensure Sprints will be regulated at the highest level.”

Here’s the FIA note:

The WMSC was updated in connection with the ongoing discussions with teams following the end of the first-ever review under the FIA F1 Financial Regulations. As stated immediately after the race, the FIA has undertaken a thorough analysis of the incidents which took place at the Japanese Grand Prix in Suzuka. Procedural issues have been identified and will be corrected in the short and medium term. The findings will be made public in the coming days.

A series of safety improvements were made to the Formula 1 Regulations. For the 2023 Formula 1 Technical Regulations, they included an increase in the size of mirrors for better “blind-spot” visibility and improvement of brake circuit definition.

Further improvements were made to the regulations on roll hoops which were strengthened following an FIA investigation into the accident involving Zhou Guanyu at the British Grand Prix. In the 2022 Formula 1 Sporting Regulations, the procedure to determine grid positions after multiple penalties have been applied was clarified.

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