The FIA has approved refinements to F1 2026 PU regulations with few suppliers confirmed, as they add on happenings of Australian GP and Spanish GP.
The FIA World Motor Sport Council held at Cordoba released several key points regarding F1 where the first was agreement to refinements to 2026 Power Unit regulations. In relation to the regs from 2026 until 2030, it also confirmed two suppliers, they are:
- F1 knock sensor: Bosch has been appointed as single supplier.
- F1 insulation monitoring device: Bender GmbH & Co. KG has been appointed as single supplier.
As revealed earlier, the FIA confirmed that all the 10 F1 teams gained the 3-Star Environment Accreditation from the governing body. Moving on to the safet aspect of the events, it focused on two races, the Australian GP and the Spanish GP.
The post-race track invasion where fans were close to a ‘live’ car of Haas’ Nico Hulkenberg and several seen plucking with the FIA equipment at the main straight, the governing body is awaiting a report from the orginsers by June end.
But the FIA already has a remediation plan in place to address the safety and security concerns. In addition, they looked at the happening at the Spanish GP grid where footballer Neymar and few others were still spotted at the side when the formation lap was on.
There are provisions for guest to remain on the grid when the formation lap is on, but Neymar and others weren’t given a go ahead. The FIA respects the guests, but they will learn from the slip for not just F1, but also Formula E and WEC.
“We must take learnings from the incident at the Spanish Grand Prix. The FIA has been assured by Stefano Domenicali (CEO of Formula 1), that measures are being taken to ensure that there is no repeat of the incident,” said FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem.
“It is an issue not just in Formula 1 but also in Formula E and World Endurance Championship and other categories from my recent experiences with too many people on the grid at some events. I have no doubt that in all cases, the promoter will adhere to the FIA requirements on safety and security. It is the duty of the FIA to ensure a safe environment for all. Safety in motor sport is the Federation’s main priority.”
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