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FIA modify DRS rules for wet race

FIA has decided some small changes to F1 regulations in advance of the season-opening Grand Prix in Australia next weekend. Formula 1 governing body’s World Motor Sport Council meet for the first time this season in Milan on Friday and rubber stamped three changes to the regulations agreed on by the F1 Commission.

2012 F1 latest limit on DRS use has been introduced in wet events, allowing the race director to “prohibit the use of the adjustable rear wing (DRS) if he feels visibility is too poor in wet conditions.”

“This has been done as a result of safety concerns over large speed differentials between cars.”

FIA has also made modification to the curfew regulations for events with unusual timetable. Some teams accidentally used up curfew exceptions at the Singapore Grand Prix last year after misunderstandings over the implication of the event’s night schedule.

FIA new statement said: “Changes have been made to the personnel curfew to ensure the rest periods remain constant throughout the season, irrespective of the timing of practice sessions at particular events.”

The final amendment is to the tyre rules for grands prix where Friday running is affected by rain.

“One set of dry-weather tyres may now be carried over to Saturday if both Friday sessions are declared wet; it is hoped that this will result in teams carrying out more laps on Saturday.”

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