27 April 2016
The organizers of Formula 1 had on Tuesday to hold a vote on the amendment to the regulations, the entry into force which is expected in 2017, but the approval did not take place for the banal reason – at a meeting in London was not all members of the Commission of Formula 1.
Meeting in the British capital was to become key in the future of Formula 1 in the coming years. It was assumed that the results of the meeting will be adopted a number of measures that will provide lots of stability.
The fundamental question was two. First, finally had to be approved by the rules-2017. His discussion is a long time – it is assumed that the machines have become much faster thanks to the rule changes to the aerodynamics and the increase in tire size. Apparently, the teams and the organizers of the championship have almost no disagreement on this issue, but the vote still did not take place because of incomplete attendance.
In order for the changes were accepted according to the rules, it should vote all members of the F1 Commission, which includes representatives of the teams, the race organizers, the promoter of the championship, as well as sporting bodies – that is, the International automobile Federation. Who exactly did not attend the meeting in London was not reported.
In addition, lack of clarity and on another fundamental issue. The FIA insisted that the engine manufacturers represented in F1, has developed a number of measures that would reduce the cost of power plants for private teams and to ensure their equality characteristics. And if the technical regulation clarity has actually occurred, then in this matter it is not.
Initially it was assumed that there will be no problem even in the winter, but the manufacturers of motors – Mercedes, Renault, Honda and Ferrari have not presented a specific plan that would meet all of the requirements. Many experts suggest that they are deliberately delaying the process in order to delay the introduction of unprofitable them of the amendments to the regulations.
The deadline for voting expire April 30. It is expected that now it will be held “electronically”.