Formula 1 governing body, FIA has confirmed new wet start procedure for F1 from the 2017 season, as approved by the WMSC confirmed on Wednesday.
“A new procedure regarding wet weather starts was accepted,” a statement released by FIA.
“From 2017, if a safety car is deemed to be required for the beginning of a race due to wet weather, a normal standing start will occur once the track is deemed safe to race.
“The process will see the safety car return to the pit lane and the cars assemble on the grid for the start.”
Few more changes approved by the WMSC at its meeting include a relaxing of the ban on helmet designs, an end to stockpiling of engine unit components and tyres choose for early races.
“Drivers must continue to present their helmets in substantially the same livery at every event of the FIA Formula One World Championship for easy recognition of the driver in the car, however a driver will now be allowed one event (such as a home race) for a special livery (at the driver’s choice). ” more added on FIA statement.
“Drivers will also be allowed to change their helmet liveries if changing teams during the season. ”
“During any single event, if a driver introduces more than one of a power unit element that is subject to penalty, only the last element fitted may be used at subsequent events without further penalty. This is to prevent the stockpiling of spare power unit elements. ”
“For the first five events of the 2017 Championship season only, the normal team selection procedure for tyres will not be used as the deadline occurs before pre-season testing. For these events the supplier will allocate two sets of the hardest compound specification, four sets of the medium compound specification and seven sets of the softest compound specification to each driver. ”